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Wordless Wednesday: Porch light’s on, come home

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Mama of this empty nest, I’m content to live a quiet, country life with my husband of 40+ years and to view the gorgeous sunsets off my own back yard deck. Mama to three adults and Nana to adorable grandchildren, my empty nest fills up again with noise and laughter when they all return 'home'. A former English teacher, reporter/editor, education director for a non-profit organization, and stay at home mom, I retired after a season of substitute teaching at a private academy. Now I enjoy time spent with my grandchildren and family and writing words that seem to pour out of my soul or wandering around the countryside with my camera. Foremost, my faith sustains me as I meander through the empty nest stage of life. My favorite scripture is 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

8 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Porch light’s on, come home

  1. I remember stories my dad would tell about being out on the farm as a young boy. He would be sent out to fetch the cows from the wide open spaces of the land they lived on. He said you might walk a mile before you found them and so it would often be a pretty dark walk back home. You could always count on the lamp on the front porch to guide you back though. I expect, this time of year especially, that the lighted lamp on your porch is a symbol of you beckoning your grown chicks to find their way back to the nest… I love it 🙂 (at least that’s my story and I’m stickin to it!) =D

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    1. That’s a great story!! I can just picture that long walk home in the dark and the light guiding your dad. To me, it’s a perfect example of how God always sets out the “light” for us to find our way to Him. And you are right, my friend, it was a little symbol of beckoning my chicks back to the nest for Thanksgiving. They will be here and I will be blessed. Nothing gets by you! 😉

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  2. I love to see a porch light on! It reminds me of years ago when I was little, and my Mom would baby-sit my sister’s children. We’d leave the porch light on for her. Then, of course, when I started dating, Mom would leave the light on for me. And blink it occasionally! 😉

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