Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Trip To The River

Yesterday we took a trip to the river!

Granted our river is only 3 blocks away by foot path

and one mile by car~

But it was the first time I had left our home in 28 days.

It felt wonderful!

Our cleaning lady was here so we grabbed my devotional basket

and headed out to the van for a short trip to the river park

where we drove in under a tree,

cracked the windows

took in the fresh air

and enjoyed the view of the river.

For at least 15 years whenever we would travel I would

take along with me my basket.

My handwoven basket holds my devotional books, a Bible,

a couple of tablets and pens and pencils.

It was made by a tribe that lives up in the mountains of Baguio

in The Philippines.

We spent 2 yrs living there.

I have had this basket for over 30 years

and carried it with me in the car for over 15,

The rest of the time it sits in my living room~

It is a companion so to speak~

It holds things most dear to me

It holds memories I cherish.

I have hope and dreams for the days ahead

when I can pack it up and travel once again.

For now I am just thankful I was able to take a trip to the river!

7 comments:

Joan said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day. I'm glad you are feeling better and good to see you posting.

Lisa Buffaloe said...

I'm so grateful you were able to get out of the house. What a blessing to see God's beauty and nature.

I love the basket!

Blessings and gentle hugs, to you sweet lady.

I'm praying for you.

NanaNor's said...

So glad you were able to get out and enjoy some time of refreshing in His Spirit. Glad you are doing better.
Blessings, Noreen

Renee said...

Hi Joan...thanks!

Renee said...

Hi Lisa
Thanks for your prayers,friend!

Renee said...

Hello Noreen..
Thanks so much..

Jan Lyn said...

I am so glad that you made it out to the river! I hope this means you are feeling a little bit better. I love the idea of a basket of blessed items. Our home tends to hold a lot of baskets, but that one is so special. Great to see you here again.