Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Spinning Wheel

I love this old antique walking wheel. My mom gave it to me and it's perfect in the cabin. She taught me how to spin last fall, she loved to spin and weave. It's the perfect thing to work with in my cabin. I sooo enjoy it. Right now I'm getting ready to spin some yarn for a pair of socks. Come back soon and hopefully I'll have more pictures.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Heart of the Cabin

This old antique woodburning cookstove is the heart of the cabin. We put it in late summer. My dear Mom gave it to me. She had planned to cook breakfast for the guys after the first day of deer season but was too sick. She was so upset she didn't get to do that for them. Her last days she wanted to visit my little cabin so bad. But she did get to go and rearrange the furniture before she got too bad and that's the way it has stayed. I love our little primitive one room cabin, it has been a source of renewal and spiritual revival. A wonderful place to gather my thoughts and pray.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Mama and Me

Me and my Mama, I was thrilled to see this picture. Daddy found it amongst some old negatives and had it developed. I was so happy to have a picture of Mom and myself when I was sooo young, about a week old. This was in North Carolina while my Daddy was in the Marine Corps.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

My sweet Daddy and grandbabies

What a beautiful picture. Little Calli Jo was showing her Easter dress off to her Great grandpa. He of course thinks it's gorgeous, but not as cute as Calli Jo. I'm sorry I've been gone for awhile, I hope I'm back now but I can't say for sure. Just going to take one day at a time. I've been busy with my donkeys and goats, so that has been good therapy for me. I will be posting some pics soon of my sweet pregnant donkey Pearl. Hope you come back to visit soon and thanks so much for all the prayers. Blessings

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Just Checking In

Mama and Daddy just a couple weeks before she moved to heaven.

Hi everyone. Just thought I'd check in. I haven't meant to take so long to thank you ALL for your prayers and encouraging words. They have meant so much, thank you. She was diagnosed with lung cancer on October 11th and 9 days later we found out it had also spread to her brain. Within 4 and a half weeks she was gone. I am still numb, and I'm not sure I've even really started to grieve yet. I've been keeping a journal and thats helped a lot I think. I have had trouble going to the cabin because me and mom had rearranged everything the day before she got really sick. I went day before yesterday but I couldn't stay long, it was bittersweet. Her tissues lay on the table and her coffee cup sat there also. The rocker was pulled up by the woodburning cookstove where she had left it, and the handle still sticking in the stove cap where she had lifted the lid to stoke the fire that day. It was a wonderful day though. We had found out 9 days before about the lung cancer, and the day after we had been to the cabin, she got sick and thats when we found out about the brain cancer. It just all happened so fast. Bless her heart, she moved the spinning wheel where she wanted it and the table and my great granny's trunk. My little cabin is just the way she thought it should be and that's the way it will stay. My precious daddy and mommy had a wonderful relationship and was so in love. He would still bring her flowers, every week he'd go and buy her a rose. They were like young sweethearts all the time. Watching my daddy's grief has been harder to bare than dealing with my own grief. Thanks again for your prayers.