Time Changes the Hands of Time!
Spiritual Gifts 4 U - God's gifts 2 me 4 U
RSS

Recent Posts

Darkness Vs. Age
Lacy Squares Bracelet (#8)
Love Don't Alway Look Like This
The Rest of the Story
Time Changes the Hands of Time!

Categories

365 Bracelets
Aging
Behind the Veil
Craft World Family
Epilepsy
Introduction
Lamentations
Ministry
Patterns
Projects
Scarves 4 Life
September 2011
Two-Tone Cancer Awarenes Scarf
Working On...
powered by

My Blog

Time Changes the Hands of Time!

Time Changes the Hands of Time

I went to my father's house to get some information this morning. It's a sunny, lightly brisk Friday morning at about 10:15 a.m. My father is 85. He's a widower.

The house was built in 1971, where I spent most of my teenage years. My sisters have lived there, our children have lived there, our grandchildren have lived there. Various events and memories live in that house.

As I was leaving to go back to work, I observed how much things have been neglected outside. I've spent a many of days doing my chores there, which included much of the yard, front and back, it included the garden, and the list goes on.

But today, there was no sign of love outdoors. My father has been "verbally" doing things in the yard since the death of my step-mother. She was a very hands-on wife. She loved working in the yard. She loved her garden. She took care of her things.

As I was walking towards my car, daddy began to "verbally" talk about the things he was going to do in the yard. How many times have I heard it! I couldn't walk away and leave the many, many branches in the front yard! What a mess!

I began to gather the dead branches from the ground. At that instant, the many years of verbal "I'm going to" from daddy kicked in. He immediately went and got the trash barrel. We picked up dead branches in the front yard until the barrel was full!

I saw some life return to daddy and the yard! I saw maybe a little extra pep in one of his steps!

I said, "Daddy, why don't you spend another 1/2 hour or so out here. I have to go back to the office. Get this area cleaned out and I'll come back and put some bricks right here." He said okay.

As I got in my car, my mind raced backwards. Forty-Two years ago, daddy was telling me what to do to the yard!

Time does change some things!

And if you look close enough, you can see life still exists in the yard!



3 Comments to Time Changes the Hands of Time!:

Comments RSS
Samantha on Saturday, March 19, 2016 12:03 PM
Awww, very touching Ma..I love the symbolic picture of the flowers.. Its rewarding to return the love to our parents..💕💖💗
Reply to comment


best essays uk on Sunday, July 09, 2017 9:31 AM
Donna, your blogs lately have been absolutely fantastic and I just want you to continue to give us more blogs like this.
Reply to comment


Questions on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 10:51 PM
Here you will learn what is important, it gives you a link to an interesting web page:
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Website:
Comment:
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment