This is the first glance I had of our home when we were
searching for a place out in the country to live. ( the porch
was not as cluttered as you see in this photo)
Something in my heart told me..........this will be the place
you and your family will live and grow for the rest of your
I love the whole house, inside and out, and all of the grounds
in which my loyal dog and I wander and explore........
but the image of this front porch will forever be my favorite.
I am not the best watercolor artist, but I have always wanted
to create a tinted image of the front porch..........
and I then wanted to embroider it and embellish the picture
with flowers that either existed or ones I dreamed would grow along
The first thing I had to embroider was my black cat.
I have had several black cats through the years.......they have always been
dear to my heat. Smokey, Salem...........and now
And then, I started to embroider the existing Pyracantha bush and I have always wanted large pots of geraniums.......which I have never been successful at growing.
I embroidered the leaves and berries on the existing Pyracantha
and Yaupon Holly bushes.
I have always dreamed of wisteria draping itself down
the front porch,
and there must be a large bush of antique pink and white
roses. Which I am still in the process of stitching
I have so much more to add..........and I have decided to title this piece
for in just a few days........I will be longing for myself, my husband,
and our oldest son .....
to be home.
As you read this, we have since had the devastating news that our oldest
son Zack, has 4 tumors on his brain. One particularly large one must
be removed immediately.
How much I want all of this to be just a bad dream that I soon awake from.............
but it is not. We will soon be traveling, on the way to where Zack will be undergoing a long and tricky surgery within the next few days,
and we do not know what the outcome will be.
For those of you who have already known about this......
thank you for your prayers and supportive words.
I ask that you continue to pray for Zack's surgeon and for Zack.
I do not know how long we will be gone.........so I will return here much
later with hopefully...........happy news.
until then, take care, love all those near to you,
and do not let one day go by without enjoying something