The truth as I know it:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands. ~~~ Kristi Larson

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Is that a "real" blog carnival somewhere? I think I've seen other folks participating in this titled post??? anyway, it sounds good. And I AM thankful for this.... last week I drove my two oldest boys 30 minutes in the morning (each way) to their performing arts camp. Each day I was thankful that 30 minutes in the car for me did not include any of the following: an interstate, traffic, street names or traffic lights. It was the most picturesque drive you can imagine, past Wynona's house, and through some gorgeous farmland. I took these very bad photos from the window of my car WHILE I WAS ALSO DRIVING. The photos don't do it justice, but trust me, it was amazing.

This is a "traffic jam" in Leiper's Fork, TN
See, no street signs, just gotta pretty much know where you already are and which direction you need to go... sorta like life.
Umph, romantic notions of childhood on the farm... oh wait, it was actually pretty boring most of the time... you know, when my daddy wasn't working my tail off!

The original Puckett's Grocery. We have a Puckett's in my town too, but this one is the original. This is a little slice of Americana, if you come visit me, you'll HAVE to have a Puckett's burger and some sweet potatoe fries.... my "drown my sorrows" food!

You can't see the detail in this photo, but this little place in the fork of two country roads, is about as big as my bedroom. Every morning when I went by, there was an old man (a different old man every day) sitting on the front porch reading a paper or talking to other old men. The sign out front, that was erected on Wednesday, read, "Catfish Dinner Friday, 5-7". I have no idea whether they draw a crowd, but if they do, I'd like to have seen where in the world they actually put people. Small town America at it's best!
This is the perfect passenger... he's quiet, he's gorgeous, and he doesn't ask me to hand him stuff en route. Although, in all honesty, he DOES leave behind piles of hair!

And that, among other things, I am thankful for today!


Carol said...

Country driving is awesome! I have this kind of drive almost every day to work and it is a wonderful way to start the day.

Kristine said...

Looks like fun and you even brought the dog!

It really was a beautiful drive. Girl, I wished I lived closer..we would be fat though...cheeseburgers and fries...yummy.

Barb said...

Yeah - I'm all in on the food. I'm a very food-oriented person, unfortunately. I loved the photos of your neck of the woods!

Michelle R said...

That was seriously fun!!

Holly said...

I'm stopping by from Lynnette's! I love that you posted this! Small town life is how I like it!!! I love the 'traffic jam'. My husband gets so irritated when he runs into one of those. lol

Kathryn @ Expectant Hearts said...

I"m sure there are other thankful Thursdays but this is the site that hosts the one I try to participate in.