Tuesday, November 17, 2009

17/30 Days of Gratitude

Old Church of The Past
I am grateful for the past and the present. The past has to happen before the present or the past would not be the past it would be the present. I love capturing old buildings, churches, and abandonments. They are a thing of our past. Without the past we do not have the present and shall have no future. But gosh it seems time sure has a way of running so fast these days…so I’ll linger in the past and the bygones of things and move on into the present and see how it goes. Wherever I stand I am grateful for both!
Dr. Seuss says it so well:
"They say I'm old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!”

Note: I'm also grateful today for doctors and nurses.
My 86 year old Mother-n-law had some minor surgery today and is doing well.


Char said...

LOL I agree with that quote. I wouldn't change the past either because it shaped who I am now.

amelia said...

this reminds me so much of the church I grew up in, back in S.C. So glad to hear that your Mother in law is doing well :)

Southern Cinderella said...

I'm so glad your mother-in-law is recovering well after surgery! I nominated you for an award on my blog! Check it out!

cinner said...

Cora, our past definately molds us into who we become, sometimes I am almost unrecognizable. Best wishes to your mother in law. Take care

j said...

everything you stated here is so true! thank you for such touching words. your mother in law is my prayers.

O. Joy said...

my motto.... no regrets! face to the sun!!

btw - you are pretty inspiring yourself! love your vision of the world!

(I'm turning 50 in April!)

Christina said...

i adore dr. seuss!
i send your mother in law~ good healing wishes.
such a glorious photo!

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

That photograph is beautiful!

Love that quote. :)

Angie said...

So glad your mother-in-law is doing well.

I absolutely LOVE photos of old barns and churches! The old country church reminds me of my past where I spent many hours learning about God and worshipping Him. Those days have helped to mold me to the person I am today. I still enjoy going back to that same old country church every time I go "back home". Wow! So many memories there!