Tuesday, March 24, 2009

HOME is where the heart is...

It's so good to be back home. After almost 1200 miles in eleven days, I am ready to be in my own bed and in my own house. It's true that there is just no place like home!

We had a great trip, and enjoyed ourselves. The only sad part was Anthony's uncle, who has been sick for the last four years took a turn for the worse and passed away while we were visiting. We were able to see lots of family members that we don't usually get to see, but were saddened as to why we were able to see them all. Uncle Jerry's passing put such a sadness to our trip, but I had to smile when my father in law mentioned at his funeral that one of his brother's favorite songs was "I'll Be Gone To Be With Jesus Come Spring", and Uncle Jerry died on the first day of spring. I know that the beauty of Heaven has to be far better than all the pain he was experiencing here in this world.

Uncle Jerry knew how much I loved photography and how much I disliked cats. His home care nurse told us that a few weeks ago one of his cats was stretched out on a post on the back porch in such a way that he knew I could have captured it and made it into a great photo, even though I didn't like his cats, so he asked her to snap a picture of it for him to send to me later. Sadly, he never got to send me that picture, because he was hospitalized shortly after. However, I have been promised a copy of it when they have the pictures printed. I'll cherish it!

Here's some pictures I took on our trip...
Landon got a grand tour of the fire station in DeQuincy, Louisiana. The fire chief attends his grandparents church and has been good friends of ours for many years, so he gave him the royal treatment.



Here's Landon at the Railroad Museum...

Posing for a picture with MawMaw & PawPaw

Anthony and his dad taking the boat out on the river

Landon with the turtle he caught at the river

Landon playing in a natural spring in Manifest, Louisiana near his great grandparents house.

I love to photograph old barns and spring buds...





It's good to be home!

4 comments:

Tanya from Miller Racing Family said...

I am so glad you are back home as well. I am truly sorry for your loss. But you are so right, Heaven will be such a better place. If he was suffering what comfort we find in knowing he has no more pain. I love the story about the photo. My Granny did almost the same thing. A nurse left us a note telling us how excited Granny was to be going home to see Trey. She was suppose to come home on a Friday, well she went home but it was to her Heavenly home.
I also love all your photos.
Hope you have a great nights rest.

Debra said...

So sorry to hear about your Uncle's passing. I hope all of your family is coping well with this. I'm sure it helps to know he is in heaven with no more suffering! Glad you are able to be back in your own bed...I'm the same way....there's nothing better than my own bed! I enjoyed all of the photos, thanks for sharing them!

ann said...

Your son is so happy and so very lucky.He will be raised with the love and the teachings every child should have.God bless you...Ann

momma said...

just looking around from ww.

you take amazing pictures. your son is beautiful and what a blessed gift!!