Abode {W}

Friday, December 30, 2011

A year in review

January- Estelle turns seven!

February- Rain. Lots of rain. But when the sun shone, it was beautiful!

March- More rain!

April- Cherry blossom time!

May- Strawberry planting!

June- the return of the flowers!

July- Harvest season! Blueberry crates ready for the cannery.

August- All eleven cousins together for one night full of crazy fun. 21 attempts at a good group picture for my mother for Christmas. She got a scarf instead!

September-last breakfast on the porch of the store before school begins!

October- Beautiful hickory tree just before losing it's leaves.

November- The end of the farm season, the return of the grey.

A really good Thanksgiving with friends.

December- Christmas morning!

Playing Happy family on Christmas.Grateful for good friends , both for the farmer and I and our children.

Christmas tree, harvested, set up in the house, and decorated by the children with no help from us! I think they did a lovely job!
2011 is drawing to a close. I don't have any new resolutions (always the same ones-lose weight, exercise more, be more disciplined, and so on!) and I don't have a wise or witty look at the year past to offer.  But as I think about the events of the last year, all the stress and sorrow and joy and moments of laughing until I was crying, the words of one of my favorite hymns come to mind. And I am grateful that the words to this song have proven true! There is nothing else to say-God has been my help, and is my hope for the years to come!

Oh God our help in ages past
Our hope for years to come
Our shelter from the stormy blast
And our eternal home

Under the shadow of thy wings
Still may we dwell secure
Sufficient is thine are alone
And our defense is sure

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful looking year! I may try to do a post like that for next year. Thanks for sharing.