Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A Very Old Gate, A Testimony of The Lord's Faithfulness The Holidays Begin!
Isn't this an amazing old gate? This is the then working gate I would drive by over fifteen years ago when we last lived in this area...This is from the old historical ranch. Mr. B's ranch. Actually, Mr. B's father's ranch... Our property backs up to another historical ranch. That ranch was ran by a woman named Kitty years and years ago. She was known to go up and down what we call the skinny road in her pink Cadillac. Mr. B spent much time in Smalltown in a plantation home, I have beautiful pics to come of that. An amazing area, some of our state's founders walked the streets there. River boats would frequent the river, old surrey houses, old oaks that soldiers would stand under to sign up for war....Amazing.
This gate means so much to me. It's a testimony of the Lord's faithfulness. When I would pass by this property on Tuesday afternoons from Smalltown from our girl's piano lessons, a van laden with groceries and sweet buys from the dime-store, my precious little girls and baby...I would pass by this working gate and the evening sun would be shining down on beautiful cattle sunning themselves. I thought it was soooo pretty. I never knew I would actually live here one day. It was only through the Lord. If you go back to the beginning of this blog you will see how it all began.
This is our gate now...Mar makes sure to put a seasonal wreath or decoration up, and you can see the red berries ripening for Christmas cheer.
Our home through the romantic old oaks...red berries and leaves...Great to read books under.
In the evening? Our two kittens enjoy the woodburning stove....this is close to where I am sitting now.
I'm drinking a large tumbler of hot Candy Cane Lane tea. We are watching a documentary of Christmas at Yellowstone and this afternoon we watched (listened to) Since You Went Away (1944). The overture and opening statement in writing is so poignant and so telling of how our great country... once. was.
Thinking of Christmas, our Savior and what we can give Him by giving to others. It was a nursing home visitation day today....So precious.