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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

January 23, 2010

Helping my parents remember....


Good morning~
This is outside our back door....wow...I ran for my camera as any good blogger would do! Big smile.....don't we all carry our camera in our purses just in case?
We woke up to sparkling white...us and the chickens (below)...



I love the white, love that we were able to stay home and enjoy the beauty of it....


Here is our barn, chicken pen, hay for the sheep...our driveway is to the left...
and then the add-on to the right of the house....close but not quite done. We are anxious to move my parents in so that they can enjoy some time together without all the work of keeping up their big house. My mom said she gets tired from all the work of taking care of their home...

I want them to enjoy this part of their life. They have been so faithful in so many areas. My dad is a minister who has memorized thousands of scriptures! He has a photographic memory and spent his early years memorizing 5-10 scriptures each morning. It bothers him that he is having trouble remembering them now. He said he felt sad that he can't remember where to find things in the Bible.... So I have decided ....
I will help him remember....
My dad has been a great person to be a minister...loves everyone...knows thousands of jokes and funny stories...and he lives in a way that honors God (and his wife.)
I want to help my mom enjoy her life, lighten her load....
help them both remember their kids love them....
help them remember that God's gift to us all is this life...
every day is a gift....
and I will help them remember that.
....the snow makes everything look beautiful....
Have a blessed day!
"Give thanks to the Lord...Seek the Lord...remember His marvelous works that He has done...He is the Lord our God."
I Chronicles 16:8,11,12,14

14 comments:

stefanie said...

what a GORGEOUS view of the hills...what a great thing, for your parents to move in with you!!!

Simple Home said...

Oh Debbie, what a wonderful post. I loved reading about how you want to help your dad remember scripture. Your parents are blessed with a wonderful daughter. My oldest son is studying to be a minister.
You are definitely closer to the mountains than we are. What a view! We had a light dusting of snow again yesterday, but today was clear and sunny (and very cold).
Have a glorious Sunday!
Blessings,
Marcia

Anonymous said...

Oh Debbie, that view is absolutely breathtaking. What a beautiful area you live in....
I love what you and your husband are doing for your parents and you are so blessed to be able to do that.
Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful post...

Hugs and Blessings,
Lynn♥

Beansieleigh said...

Oh, Debbie.. PLEASE don't talk to ME about cameras right now! (0; But if I could get my new camera to work properly, YES, I WOULD be carrying it in my purse too! Your pictures are beautiful today, and I thought what you said about your parents was even MORE beautiful! God bless, and hope you're enjoying the rest of your weekend! ~tina

K-Sue said...

It's wonderful that you are committing to help him remember. What a great example of honoring your parents. May they be blessed with you all in the country.

9405018--Pat said...

what a beautiful post today...You are so lucky to to have your parents with you.....thanks for sharing....PAT H

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Debbie...it is so wonderful that you are able to add to your home and bring your parents there. My hubby was a minister for 20 years...so I can relate a bit to your daddy. Everything there looks beautiful...but brrr!!

Crystal said...

Debbie, you are such a sweet and precious daughter. That is just such a wonderful thing to do for your parents. I hope I will be able to do that for my mom, my dad has already passed on (at 42).
Your pics are just gorgeous. What a beautiful view you have. How are your animals enjoying the snow :)

Have a blessed weekend!

Roeshel said...

It's beautiful to look at, that's for sure but I'm happier when the roads are clear. ;)

Have a great week Debbie!

Roeshel

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

You're such a good daughter to want to help your parents at this time in their life. Your Dad sounds like a wonderful guy.

You really got a lot of snow! Beautiful photos!

Manuela

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

You're such a good daughter, Debbie. Enjoy that snow and those special times helping your parents remember and enjoy...

The Old Parsonage said...

Hey Stinker

Your parents must be very special people to have raised such a special daughter.

I love the view. I just took your Christmas tour again from last year oh so cozy and warm.

Leann

cherry said...

You sweet adorable woman! Your parents are so lucky to have you! The snow is gorgeous...and the mtns! What mtn is that? THanks for sharing everything...verses too! cherry

Barbara said...

Debbie, What a wonderful thing you and your hubby are doing for your parents and doing so not because you have to, but because you want to share and be with them. How luck they are to have you for their daughter. This country would be better if we all extended ourselves more to family and friends.

Barbara