Sunday, June 22, 2008

TAGGED AGAIN - WHERE I AM FROM


I been tagged by Shanda of Front Porches Ice Tea And Old Aprons, actually she tagged me for a different meme but since I had already done that one, and was already in the process of doing this one, which I also saw recently at Shanda's . I decided to do this one instead. Shanda stated that while doing this meme she never knew that it would keep her up nights or be so heart felt and I agree.

This meme is called, Where I am from and this is only a fraction of where I'm from.
I am from the wood frame houses in the valley with plum trees, caterpillars, and dirt driveways.
I am from rice pudding, chocolate pies, and homemade ice cream, I am from baked apples, fried chicken, and peach cobbler
I am from curly hair, full cheeks, and fair skin, I am from James ,Carrie and Clara.
I am from seen and not heard, telling the truth, and peach tree switches.
I am from bee stung feet, stomped toes, and roller skates, I am from mud cakes, Simon says, and hide n seek. I am from rock battles, dog bites and skinned knees. I’m from running home before the street lights came on, I’m from Gwendolyn, Bill, Ron, and Johnita
I am from church pews, white gloves and communion
I am from fresh laundered clothes, wooden pins and Argo starch, I am from the pressing shop on the corner that my Grandpa owned, I am from the cat’s eyes staring from under the stairs.
I am from frightened of the fish that lay in water in the number 10 tub that were caught that day.
I am from home grown vegetables, hot stews and cornbread, I am from collard greens, turnip greens, and meal dumplings, I am from fried pies and green tomatoes.
I am from blue skies, and sunny days, shade trees and watermelon, I am from fireflies in glass jars, and June bugs on strings. I am from, warm nights, and electric fans, dirt yards and China berry Trees, I am from wood plank porches painted gray
I am from do it to me once shame on you, do it to me twice shame on me,
I am from brown eyes, kind smiles, and fiery tongues, I am from John, Margaret, and John Henry
I am from a young marriage, motherhood, and sleepless nights, I am from left alone rocking babies, and a cheating man. I am from phone calls and love letters from the other women. I am from a broken marriage and four little children depending on me, I am from tears.
I am from a lost mother, a lost child, and lost hope. I am from a loving God that has brought me through it all. I am from a new marriage, and a new life full of love, I am from, The Love of God.

18 comments:

Wendy said...

Wow very powerful!! Thank you for sharing your life!! Be Blessed my friend!~Wendy

Monday through Sunday said...

Awesome ~ Beautifully written. God be the glory!

Pearl said...

I'm covered with goose~pimples... Deb, that was by far one of the best posts I have read in all of blogland. You touched me, deeply, and I nodded along as I read, thinking, oh Lord, she and I are from so many places alike... Thank you, my friend, for sharing so much...

~hugs 'n love~
Pearl

Jan Parrish said...

What a beautifully done post. This explains your tender heart and beautiful soul.

I see love and caring. But I also see pain, grace and transformation. I cry for the woman left alone with her babies and rejoice in your new marriage. (((H)))

Rue said...

Good morning Deb :)

That meme of yours gave me chills. Beautifully done.

hugs,
rue

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Deb, This is outstanding! One of the most beautiful posts in blogland I have yet to read! I could see a lot of myself in your words, as I am sure a lot of other readers will! I'm left with goosebumps, tears, and a smile...what a menagerie of emotion you evoked!

God Bless, you dear friend, ~Rhonda

Darlene Franklin said...

From another lost child ... Thank you for your words of hope!

Connie said...

That is beautiful, Deb, my sweetpea! You are a "survivor" in my book, lovey!!!!!!
Smoochies for surviving and flourishing,
Connie

Debra said...

Dear Deb, This is truly awesome and made me get all teary-what a wonerfully written piece. What a testimony of God's never ending grace and love.
Blessings to you and your family. Debra

Kindra said...

Getting me a little teary eyed, Deb...what a great post. It was like reading a wonderful poem. God gives us challenges and you have definitely overcome them. Hope you had a blessed day, my friend.

PAT said...

Fabulous post, Deb. I read it with tear filled eyes. We have a lot in common, you and I. No wonder I feel a great friendship/kinship with you!

Absolutely elegant post! Thank you!

Pat

Pearl said...

~just stopping by to leave a bedtime hug and wishes for precious dreams~

~hugs 'n love~
Pearl

Jan Parrish said...

You have some great music selections. I just heard Shackles for the first time and wept. So powerful! I put it on my blog. Check out the video. :)
((((h))))

Picket said...

Oh my word Deb...That was beautiful..you need to print that and frame it!!!!! Girl that belongs in a book for everyone to read...ohhhh you have touched my soul...give me a hug girl...Ohhhh sweet Lord...thank you Jesus...I loved that and I love you sis...there is greatness in you girl...ohhh I am speechless...I have been to church on Tuesday!! Thank you for putting your heart and spirit down in such powerful words..ohh my word..where is my hankie!!!!

Don said...

I am from a young marriage, motherhood, and sleepless nights, I am from left alone rocking babies, and a cheating man. I am from phone calls and love letters from the other women. I am from a broken marriage and four little children depending on me, I am from tears.


I am from a lost mother, a lost child, and lost hope. I am from a loving God that has brought me through it all. I am from a new marriage, and a new life full of love, I am from, The Love of God.


Pretty powerful, and inspirational.

Feathering My Nest said...

Deb, I am in tears reading this. You need to be a published authoress, if you are already not. This is beautiful. Some of it is my life. The fried food isn't, but I wish is was. I loved reading this. You are a beautiful woman, and this is a wonderful picture of someone loved by God, and used by God. I hope you have a good rest from blogging, and really enjoy your time. Hugs, Kathi

Feathering My Nest said...

I meant to add that I can relate to the Peach Tree Switches, only mine WERE balloon sticks, and mine ARE right now for my six year old, apple switches. Hugs, Kathi PS 'does the trick, becuase God says it does; AND it does!!!

Chelf said...

I got her by way of Jan. I love this post, very poetic and beautiful.