Traveling Home & A Visit With Cerwin’s Mother

Howe, Indiana, to Marietta, Pennsylvania – Tuesday, December 10

12-10-13 Howe, IN, to Marietta (1)For some reason this song kept running through my head as I watched the day break on Tuesday.

Morning Has Broken – by Eleanor Farjeon

Morning has broken, like the first morning 

Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird 

Praise for the singing, praise for the morning 

Praise for the springing fresh from the word

Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from heaven 

Like the first dewfall, on the first grass 


12-10-13 Howe, IN, to Marietta (2)Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden 

Sprung in completeness where his feet pass

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning 

Born of the one light, Eden saw play 

Praise with elation, praise every morning 

God’s recreation of the new day.


12-10-13 Howe, IN, to Marietta (3)

12-10-13 Howe, IN, to Marietta (4)We were a bit concerned about the roads as we neared Pennsylvania because there was enough snow to close schools earlier in the day.

12-10-13 Howe, IN, to Marietta (6)However, it was warm enough that the roads were clear by the time we neared the TFC office near Marietta.

12-10-13 Howe, IN, to Marietta (5)I thought this Christmas decoration looked pretty with the snow-covered branches.

12-10-13 Howe, IN, to Marietta (7)

12-10-13 Howe, IN, to Marietta (8)

12-11-13 Sunset & Visiting Mother (1)It was good to see the sunset from our own house that evening.

12-11-13 Sunset & Visiting Mother (2)On Wednesday evening we planned to visit Cerwin’s mother.

She called that afternoon and asked if we would like to come for supper.

12-11-13 Sunset & Visiting Mother (3)She made a delicious pot of chicken noodle soup.

12-11-13 Sunset & Visiting Mother (4)How blessed we are to have a ninety-six-year-old mother who still enjoys cooking for us.

12-11-13 Sunset & Visiting Mother (5)

Dessert: Cookies (Deb, I imagine you recognize these.) and rhubarb Jell-O.

Yes, it is good to be home.

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