The prompts at Scavenger Hunt Sunday, December 4, 2011: portrait, nostalgic, time, full of light, and motion
These are the accessories my sisters bought for my birthday. There is no denying what birthday today is for me, is there? This is my first portrait at my new age. Oh well. My girlfriend who I’ve known the longest sent me a card saying, “Hey, they say 60 is the new 40.” Everyone is being so cheerful about it. I have to say that I feel a lot better than I did 2 years ago at this time. It’s taken a long time and a gracious heavenly Father’s care, but the discs in my back have healed and given me my life back without pain. See…I’m smiling.
I remember so vividly playing with this mama pig and her little piglets that sat on my grandmother’s coffee table in her living room. When she passed away in 1986, her things were all packed away when my grandfather married a new woman. When he died my sisters had a window of opportunity to go into the attic of the house to take what they wanted of our dad and grandmother’s things. They picked up this mama pig and her piglets for me. I cherish them. They make me think of being a preschooler and feeding the pigs on the farm, standing in the garden and picking and eating warm tomatoes and corn without ever leaving the field. They make me think of being tucked in bed by the best bed-tucker grandmother anywhere and her slapping the porch swing and saying, “Itty Bit (that’s what she called me) come sit here and swing awhile.” She’d always have her apron on and we’d swing and swing. These tiny pink reminders transport me back 50some years every time I see them. That’s nostalgia!
My husband made this grandfather clock for his mother. Now it is ours, but it still sits in her house. Our older daughter wants to have it because her dad made it. She needs to live in a place where she can put it. It is a beauty and keeps perfect time.
Full of Light
Each day of Advent I light another candle. Today there will be 5 lit. By Christmas Day all will be blazing and ever-so brilliant. Today at church, as a body of believers we lit the second big weekly advent candle. The Light of the World is coming.
This is my grandson, Luke, about 1 year old; and today at age 4. The picture on the left was taken the first time I ever gave him a lemon to suck while we waited for our meals to come in a restaurant. He had a pile of sugar to dip the lemon in and he thoroughly enjoyed the dipping and sucking. I am so glad I had someone take that first picture. Today at my birthday dinner he reached for the lemon in my ice water and wanted a packet of sugar to eat his lemon. Every time we go to a restaurant together he sucks a lemon while we wait for the food to be prepared. It’s our tradition. When I saw the picture I took of him today, I knew it would be my motion shot.
Thanks for hosting, Ashley,