Monday, February 10, 2014

My Church

What! Its already February 10, 2014! It was all a blur, between having the flu and minor surgery for skin cancer on my nose.

I was visiting Mama's grave to place a new flower arrangement on it and took a few pictures of my church with my cell phone.  This is on the western side of the 140 year old building.  Every time I go to church I go check on her grave.  Its such a peaceful, beautiful spot.

Love this picture with the sun's (Son's?) rays glowing behind the tree.
A little clearer view without the sun glow.  What a blessing being raised in this church has been.

The church building is in the shape of a cross.   You can see a large bell in the steeple if you look closely.  It has to be rung by pulling a long rope.  It takes a strong man or 2 or 3 boys to make it ring.  One of Mama's wishes was that the bell be rung when she was being carried from the church to her final resting spot.   An older man was in charge of ringing the bell.  It was a close call, but he was able to get a few "DONG, DONGS" out of the bell.  Probably needed two "older" men!  How she would have loved seeing six of her handsome grandsons and great grandsons, all dressed in dark suits, carrying her to be laid beside her dear Mama and Papa, as the bell was being rung!

Purple for Mama, Sunflowers for me.    

Looking South
This is the old section of the cemetery.  To the left of this are Sunday School buildings, the Fellowship Hall, Pastor's Home, and a new section of the cemetery.

Next to the farmhouse, this place feels most like home to me.   Many Saints and Angels have walked these grounds.


Rita said...

My mama passed away a few years ago and I've not wanted to visit her grave much. Loved the flowers you put together sunflowers for you, purple for mama. I realize after reading here that going to the grave brings a kind of blessing and peace. Mom was very ill for over 12 years and I needed to figure out my life without her illness. Now, I can cope with visiting her grave again with my kind of flowers and hers together. Thank you, Debbie.

Meggie said...

What a beautiful church and a lovely remembrance of your mother.

Auntie M said...

I love this blog, Debbie. It is beautiful, and evidence of real commitment. And, the pictures are lovely with the snow and dappled sunlight.

Terri said...

What a beautiful church and such sweet memories, Debbie! Loved this post.

Susannah said...

What a lovely post, Debbie. I am so glad you were able to share it with us.

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