Can you see the past . . . present . . .future??
Oh, the things that I see. . .
As I look at this old barn I can see the past . . . I remember a time when there was a fence around it to keep the cows out, and how we plowed the field. I remember planting the tobacco plants in the ground when they were only a few inches tall and hoeing around them all summer long. I remember all the family gathering on harvest day. The stalks stood above our heads and we worked all day to cut it and hang it in the barn to dry.
I can also see today. My kids are running in the tall grass and playing in the cow-less and tobacco-less field. The kids are so excited to see how tall the grass has gotten in only a few weeks and how they look at it as if it is a new play ground. I see my husband sitting on the tractor mowing the grass and how the swallows swoop around him to catch the insects. We planted a Weeping Willow tree on the edge of the creek and the dog is taking a moment to lay his belly in the cool creek water.
I can see the future too. A time when we might put in a pond and enjoy fishing off the edges. I can see us planting new trees and flowers. There will be more traffic on the little dirt road then. I can see my kids riding 4 wheelers and going over the humps and bumps of the field. There will be new ideas and new memories I can't even imagin.
And I can clearly see myself taking a moment on occasion, to remember, how I use to see . . .this old barn.
Always Embrace Change!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Posted by Kathy at 12:46 PM