Walk With Me

| 1/27/2015 12:22:00 PM

Tags: Mom, Walking, Home Farm, Eileen,

EileenDo you like to walk? I LOVE to walk! It was something my mom and I did daily in the last years of her life here. I remember the joy I'd see in her twinkling blue eyes as she'd meet me at the top of the stairs, ready to brave the elements ... good or bad. She always "needed her exercise." And, she was adamant! If the weather was too inclement, she'd march up and down the flight of stairs 20 times. Yes, 20 times. At 80 years young, she never "missed a step!"

Mom and me...always holding handsMom and me ... always holding hands.

Mom came to live with us in 1986 after my dad passed on. We had a beautiful two-story farmhouse with a separate apartment upstairs. It was perfect for Mom.

Our farm was 160 acres, and our walking path was from the cow pasture down the lane to the woods and back. Most days when she felt OK, we'd make the trip twice, totaling about 2 miles. We'd talk, reminisce, hold hands, or she'd hold my arm as we'd complete our exercise regimen. We'd spot deer, raccoons, squirrels and birds (Mom's favorite thing!).

All the time our trusty calico cat "Barf" would tag along. That was until she'd get tired and would plop right where she stood and wait for our return trip to join us again!

Our farmhouse and MY HOME

1/31/2015 2:49:44 PM

I just want to go get my Mom and take a stroll with her down my grandfather's old lane on their farm. Beautiful. And I say "yes" to GOD's invitation to walk with Him.

1/30/2015 5:27:07 PM

Thanks Eileen,Brought back some great memories of my Grandparents farm that I have not thought of in years . Adam and Eve walked with God in the garden until sin separated them from God , and they had to leave the garden . But God so loved the world that He sent Jesus , so that whosoever Would call upon the name of Jesus would be saved, and once again be able to walk with Him !

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