Today has been busy with this and that, some things took me away from the house today. I decided to take a look back at the Fall of 2011 and see what had changed since then.
2 years ago, Abigail came to live with us. I found her on the back porch. Abby is crippled, she didn't get there by herself. I look at the picture below and her face is still as sweet as it looks right there! Abby is shy and we let Abby just be Abby. She is healthy and loved. Maybe she can't run and walk the same way other cats do, but she sure knows how to purr and enjoy a good scratching behind the ears!
The dining room has changed since then. The china cabinet has been moved. I am still pleased with this cabinet and the table and chairs.
Fall decorating is always a part of fall and 2011 was no exception.
My Mama's dishes are pretty any time of year, but in the fall they are even prettier! This is my favorite set.
This picture of Clover was there. She was the first goat that we ever had.
Doc lived with us then.
This picture of Daddy was there too. He looks like he is about to tell us something. When this picture was taken, we were going there everyday. We would get him to the table for supper and take care of the evening things. There were moments when he was clear and it seemed as if Alzheimer's was only a bad dream. Then as quickly as the clarity came, it was gone. Those were difficult days.
Things have changed since then. Some changes are improvements and some changes are sad. The sad changes remind me of the things that I am grateful for. I was a fortunate girl to have a Daddy like mine! I remember the laughs we had and I am grateful for each one. There are many things that I could list that I am grateful for. I choose to remember the example he set for me as to how my life should be lived. The instructions are there in our Bible! When I look back, I am able to smile. Sometimes it is through the tears, but I smile and am thankful for his example.
the nester for 31 Days 2013