Sunday, October 12, 2008

home again...

I spent the last week in my hometown with my mom and dad. I haven't been home in soooo long. I have seen my entire family at 2 weddings, but they weren't held in Arkansas where i grew up until I was 18 and left for college on the east coast. It was good to be home. My mom did very well after her treatment in Houston and I busied myself with things so not to seem hovering. I did manage to make and freeze some soup for my mom and dad and also another round of Cupcake Bites! Friday night I made Bok Choy Salad and Quinoa Salad to take to my sister and brother-in-law's home for dinner. We had a great time! I also spent time at my grandparents home. They have passed away and their home is deteriorating rapidly. My dad just doesn't have the heart to tear it down. I offered to take as many pictures as possible and photo album them for him. Maybe then, he can do it. I am afraid it will burn and ruin the trees around it and some of the out buildings. I understand how he feels and it makes me sad for him. The photos turned out well.

I just wish I had taken photos 20 years ago in the same way. People don't think of doing that, you know---taking photos of ordinary things in their home and their lives. Ok,I didn't think of it. I think that is what people end up missing the most. The ordinary things. The familiar views. The routines. It's what comforts you when you need it the most.


Amanda said...

How wonderful to go back home a visit your family. That is a lovely picture of you all together.
It's a shame about the house, but like you, i think it was a great idea to take some pictures. It must be so hard to let go of it.
Thanks for your kind comment on my blog.
Amanda x

Tanya said...

I'm so happy that you had a wonderful visit with your mum & dad! Beautiful photo of your family & i love the photos you took of your grandparent's home... it's so true about the everyday things in our lives, the things that bring us comfort, the things we so often take for granted! I'm sure your dad will be very grateful for these photos!

t. xxxx

dani said...

hey, d...
your mom looks fantastic!!! she really does; you all do:) was that jessie's house??? does your dad still have her houseboat??? i'd totally dig seeing pictures of that:b
call me; i have my phone on me!!!

Shannon said...

There's nothing like going home:)

Tabitha said...

I always love going home too.
It is such a shame about the house ~ at least your dad has the photos to look at now
Hope you are well, love and hugs XXX