Wednesday, December 7, 2011
That Was Then and This Is Now
It shares that his beloved wife Ruth would make the comment
"That was then and this is now"
I read these words
and they sure spoke to my heart.
For One Woman who is in her 3 score ten years.
Now is a good time.
I still smile at some memories that come to mind
but many are becoming more difficult to even remember.
My oldest granddaughter wrote me a note recently that shared
her special memories of when she would visit the old farm house.
Playing in the orchard, times with Miss Molly my little dog,
riding the tractor, fishing in the pond and she reminded me of the
little bike I bought for her that had streamers hanging down from
the handle bars.
Now different memories are being made for my two youngest
grandchildren. Times at grandma's walking the paths in the woods.
The fire pit that they like to stand by, running with Miss Callie,
the clocks in every room ticking and their comments that
it is so quiet here in this cottage and so dark at night because
there are no city street lights. They will remember grandma
living in a cottage at the edge of the woods.
My children have different memories. The times spent on a
farm where they grew up. Horses and cows grazing in the fields,
swimming pool and my son's special go cart.
Then the memories of the really big home that was featured
in Southern Living magazine. The country club dinners, the
trips to Jamaica, private school and all the perks of this
My older grandchildren have memories of grandma alone
at an old farm house, homes she built and now recently
to the country in a cottage at the edge of the woods
What in the world would have happened
without the encouragement from the strong
women in her family - her mother,a special aunt,
grandmother's and it seems life always brought
a special person along at just the right time.
Now they are all gone and
may she be as strong as they were and encourage
the generations that are coming behind her.
Wonders never cease - through all the
ups and downs she never gave up and
life continues to unfold.
That was then and this is now.....
~~~~regarding the picture of me and 4 children in the snow
my youngest Jamie - in the picture with me and my two youngest grandchildren
had not been born as of yet~~~