"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Friday, September 19, 2008

The first day of Fall....Our country life anniversary!

Summer is gone and the wonderful fall days are ahead of us. Fall is a favorite time for me and a special memory in my heart. We moved out here to this wonderful life on the first day of fall, six years ago. It has been a magical time for me. Every day I am thankful to wake up to hear my roosters crowing and to be able to look across the fields and see nothing but fields, trees and sky! We lived in a small town and in a neighborhood that was gang ridden and drug infested. The evenings were filled with sirens blowing and neighbors screaming and fighting. My evenings here are filled with beautiful sunsets and coyotes singing. The street in town growled at me every time I would be out working in the flower beds. Here there is no street and no road, just nature and peace. I walk the grounds every day, talking to the Lord and thanking Him for all that He has done and changed in my life. There is so much I know that I take for granted, but being able to live a country life is something I will forever be grateful for. I hope you all have a lovely fall weekend!

11 comments:

The Gingerbread House said...

Kathleen, I share your joy, we are truly blessed..I don't have all the country I'd like , but God saw fit to place me here and here is where I shall call home, and thank God that it's still quiet here and we have some peace..and I have a garden in my "Almost an Acre Farm"
(make believe farm) I'm still going to get that cement Pig..Blessing,Ginny

Nancy M. said...

Happy Countriversary! I, too, am very grateful to have moved to the country. We moved here the 1st of last October. It is so much more peaceful and friendly here.

Daisy said...

It is so wonderful for you to be able to enjoy nature and peaceful surroundings every day, Kathleen. What a special occasion for you to celebrate. Happy first day of fall and happy anniversary! Here's wishing you many more. :D

Mel said...

Amen, we share the same thoughts, when it comes to the tranquility of country living. God has answered our prayers as well, and placed us on these 40 plus acres where beauty is all around us. From the trees changing to many different colors, during this time of year, to the morning fog covering the fields, in the early morning hours. We are so fortunate and thankful!

Tipper said...

You are so right-living in the country is true blessing!

J & J Acres said...

I'm reminded all the time of how glad I am to be back out in the country. No controlling neighbors, no petty arguments... just people living and wanting their neighbors to be friends. The country life is definitely for me!

City Mouse said...

What a beautiful painting you posted for such a beautiful time of year - I really celebrate the first day of Fall. LOVE IT! Happy country anniversary!! I can't wait for the day when we are fulltime!

Pamela said...

Thank you so much for putting into words what I feel every morning and evening (well, and all the time inbetween).

KathyB. said...

Oh, today was a beautiful fall day here in Washington ! This is my favorite season and we named our daughter 'Autumn', and yes...she was born in the Autumn.I love pretty much everything about the fall season . Thank-you for reminding me of the blessings I too have because I live in the country ! KathyB.

Lanny said...

I certainly agree with the preference of country over the city or even small town. I did giggle a little though when I thought about the singing coyotes, I think my family has personally suffered more at the hands (teeth) of the coyotes than the gang bangers that prowled our nearly inner city neighborhood. But at least I can shoot the coyotes - or at least try.

Enjoy your fall days, we are enjoying ours here. It is my absolute, hands down, favorite season.

Julie said...

Oh, Kathleen........
I am just so happy for you! I'm sorry to hear how bad your old neighborhood was, though. I thought we had it kind of bad in our old neighborhood.....

You are truly, incredibly blessed and you are so thankful -- probably more so because of where you were before (do you think?) I think it's so sweet of you to remember the One who has blessed you so.

I tagged you over at my blog. I hope that you'll want to play?

How are your pumpkins and trees doing? You know that I'm living vicariously through you, til I can plant mine.... :*)

Nlessings,
Julie