Sunday, April 6, 2008

Going home

Tomorrow, Monday, Trevor and I are heading to Florida. He will be in the drivers seat logging in his highway miles and I will be sitting next to him logging in prayer time. Actually he is a good driver and I sure do need his help. We will be meeting Danita at the beach somewhere north of Jacksonville. Don't you wish you were coming? On Tuesday we will head on to Keystone Heights, to the house Mama and Daddy moved into when I was four years old. That was a long time ago and that is all you need to know...okay...49 years ago. Mama and Daddy still live there and both my sisters live in the area. I am so excited!! I am looking forward to being in my home where all the memories are and making more. I am looking forward to sitting next to Mama in church, and I can't wait to hear her laugh. I am looking forward to holding Daddy's hand while he shows me his garden, maybe going fishing, walking the field road with my sister, looking at the stars and having a weenie roast. I can't wait to help Mama in the kitchen and wash dishes with her, by hand. I am looking forward to watching Daddy's garden grow while I sit next to him on the swing in the shade and listen to him tell stories, like the one where he put a snake in Mrs.Peevie's strawberry basket. The whippin' he got was worth it, he says, and I believe him cause he still giggles every time he tells it. I'm going home tomorrow and I can hardly wait.

p.s. the front door in the photo is the same front door I'll be walking in tomorrow.
p.s. some more- I am the middle sister, that is to say the middle sized sister.

4 comments:

Mrs, Bailey said...

I am so looking forward to saying Hi to you. Praise the Lord He is so good. I am glad you are feeling good enough to come Home for a few days. Be safe and tell that young man of yours to keep his eyes on the road.
See you, Love Bailey

Elise Sheppard said...

It is always so great to go home, even more so the older we get. It is wonderful that you have Trevor to keep you company and to chauffeur you around.

It is amazing how God continues to reveal himself to others through this trial. Oatmeal cookies, a massage. He definitely knows how to put His arms around you and love you in the sweetest ways. You are such a special daughter:)

Patti said...

You really brighten my day Debbi. It seems like it should be the other way around, though. We just got back from a week in Sandestin and I couldn't wait to read what you'd written since I've been gone. Thank you for being a ray of sunshine.

Love you,
Patti

Patti said...

You really brighten my day Debbi. It seems like it should be the other way around, though. We just got back from a week in Sandestin and I couldn't wait to read what you'd written since I've been gone. Thank you for being a ray of sunshine.

Love you,
Patti