A look Into This Country Girl's Life

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hey guys...gosh it has been a long time since I have done this....life sure goes by fast and time waits on no one....kids grow up...lots of weddings....lots of babies being born...loved ones and dear friends pass away...good memories....sad memories...but life goes on and we lived to see this day...
As time goes by I am finding myself living a simpler life...loving differents colors like browns...creamy whites and just touches of green....they are just soothing to me right now....culled out alot of things...only living with the things I truly love...no longer feel the need to always decorate or rearrange things...certainly don't feel a need to be trendy...of course I never really fitted in with any one style anyway...but these last few years have made me realize that contentment is a great treasure in this life that many seek for all their life and never find until it is too late to enjoy it...
I have missed my blogging friends...don't know if I will get back to blogging again on a regular basis..blogging is so different now...life has a way of drawing you back to reality...it's hard watching your parents age and lose memories...hard seeing your kids struggle or hurt...hard hearing a doctor say there is no hope...hard watching a loved one being lowered into an earthly grave hoping they left here knowing God and knowing how much you loved them...I have been blessed beyond measure in this life...I know God..and I know of His love and mercy and miracle working power...I have seen even in my own family loved ones come off of death beds and live to tell the story...I have seen doors opened that no man could close...I have seen raging storms within my soul calmed by just the touch of God's hand....I have seen love cover a multitude of sin and shine light in what was a dark nightmare in people I love...even now storm clouds are trying to gather over ones that I love but I woke up this morning alive and in my right mind....I can see..hear...feel...walk...talk...and I will stand still and once again see the salvation of the Lord....always remember you guys...there is always hope and you may be the only light someone will ever see and the only love someone may ever know....take care you guys....and know you have always been a blessing to me...Picket 


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning Miss Picket, what a blessing your post is this a.m. The same thoughts have been running through my mind these last few days. Lost of hurt and anger and then loads and loads of prayers to see me through the storm. I had one of those days yesterday and reached out to our Gloria, she blessed me by listening and lightening my heart with laughter. The anniversary of loosing Mr. P is right around the corner and to know I have "true" friends to turn to is such a blessing. I pray for peace in your heart today.
Much love and hugs. ~ Lynne~

Angela said...

What a wonderful start to my Saturday to see a post from you. Just want you to know you have truly been missed girl. Your post have always been such an inspiration and so much fun to read. Hope to see you around more often. Take care and thanks for making me smile early this morning.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

DOT!!! I am SOOOOOO happy to see you back on your blog. PLEASE come back on a more regular basis, we all MISS YOU!!! I was so excited to see you had a post!!! I have some news, we have a GRANDDAUGHTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am over the moon in love! Long story but our daughter and SIL adopted her from foster care, got her at 17 months and she just turned 2 in Nov. She is the sweetest thing EVER!!! Take care my friend and keep posting your beautiful thouyghts and words. You always inspire me. XO, Pinky

Salmagundi said...

Happy to see you back in the blog world. Yes, blogging has changed; but it sure can use your inspirational, lifestyle blog again. Looking forward to future posts. Sally

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Welcome back to blogland. I always love to read your posts.

Susan said...

Welcome back, Dot!! I've missed you and I know that the posting will be on your terms, but I look forward to every post. Your blog is like a cherished friend. I get a cup of coffee, sit back and read, over and over and over again. It's like a wonderful conversation, a story. You are such a blessing to us and I'll always be here waiting for you, my friend. Love from Auburn

janie said...

Hi Picket,

So happy to see your post. I miss reading your blog. It was always so comforting and cozy. Love your decorating and sharing family pictures.

Take care and hope to see more posts.

Hugs, Janie

Rue said...

(((((Picket)))) How I have missed you! Even if you don't blog regularly, I hope you keep doing it. Your sweet messages always made my day, just like this one did.

And you do have a style, my friend..... It's called warm. No need to change that ;)

You can't imagine how happy I am that you found me.

Love you always,

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I hope you post here! I loved hearing from you and although I see you on FB, I don't do that everyday. So looking forward to your posts!

Picket said...

Oh my word you guys! I am sitting here with tears....I didn't think anyone would even remember me here...it has been so long...y'all just couldn't imagine how much your sweet comments have touched me...I feel such love from you guys my heart is about to burst..I had forgotten what a close 'family' we all had became back in those days...thank you guys...thank you so much...this is a hard time for me right now..but I know God is moving...please just keep my family in your prayers..even when someone is surrounded by people they can feel all alone waiting for the storm to pass...thank you for the love I have felt here today...you guys are the best...

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh sweet P.
So glad to see you back..I have always looked forward to your post's.
You give me hope to carry on somedays when it really is cloudy in my world..The world needs more Picket's in it..love you my sweet friend..hey I hear Monday is ground hog day ha ha!! Hugs from my mountain to yours gloria

Twice as Nice said...

Welcome back! You have been missed. With all of your stories it was like your family became our family. Hope you decide to stay awhile. The Twins

Stacey said...

Hi Picket! I saw your comment at Shelia's and got so excited to see you around. :)

Blogging has changed but there's still a place for those of us who've been around a long time. Come back and just post when you want to. No pressure.

We are at the stage of life that you are describing too. My husband and I feel pretty squeezed sometimes between the older generation and the younger generation.

bettyj said...

wow Dot! So good to see you back. I don't blog as often, but am still at it. Not sure I am accomplishing much, but it is still fun. Life is full of surprises and when we can share our trials with others and maybe help them see our faith, It is all worth the time. Again so happy to see you post.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Pickett! Honey, you're back and I'm crying! What a powerful post. You're so right - really all that matters in this world is knowing Jesus. I can't imagine one minute without him. This past year for me has been a roller coaster ride but like you, I'm alive and breathing and know where my salvation comes from! I was so pleased to see you comment on my blog! Love you and even though we haven't met face to face, you are my sweet friend.
Shelia ;)

Mary G said...

Good Morning!
So good to see you back! I have missed your wonderful inspirational words! I hope you will be back on a regular basis.

C M Designs said...

Oh, my, goodness, Dot. I'm so happy to be able to read what you've written and see your picture again..
I totally enjoyed your blog, back in the day and certainly do wish you'd come back to us..
I know how life can twist, turn, mess with, sadden, bring joy, consume and come back around. I've thought about all of the trials and tribulations that you wrote about.. Even think about your son in Montana. See, I do miss you !
You were an inspiration to me and your other readers.. Really think about blogging again. I'd love to follow you. Will certainly keep you and your family in my prayers.
Hugs, Charlotte in Virginia

Mary in Va said...

So happy you are back!

Jake's a Girl said...

I didn't know if I'd ever see you again. I missed you and always love reading your post filled with love for your family and love for the good Lord.
Hope all is well with you and yours and hope to see more!

Terri at Finder's Keeper's said...

Oh my, I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw your post. I am so glad to see you again. I remember when I first started reading blogs and I found yours and cried like a baby when I read them. It was like getting a letter from home. I was so sad when you stopped but I understood. Write when you can, keep your balance but remember you are needed with you words about life and living.

Ginger said...

Aww,Picket (Dot) everyone loves you and remembers you. I love to read all your sweet words and see your home. I know what you are saying about living a simpler life. I am doing that too. Not by choice (went through a divorce) ex hubby kept the house we lived in and I moved in with my son and his family. I have my own space though, this house has a casita. So I have my own entrance and even a garage of my own. lol. I hope you keep blogging!!

Sue said...

Good Birthday Mornin' Dot Nipper!!

I had to giggle when you said you don't rearrange and decorate like you used to , well being here blogging again will surely bring that back!! lol

Come help me paint my kitchen cabinets!
Have a great day celebrating with family,

Sue oxoxoxoxo

Sue said...

Dot! This is awesome! I wish you would (selfishly) blog again. We didn't love your blog for all your wonderful decorating (although don't get me wrong we did love it!) but for you and your wisdom and making us feel a part of your family.

Judy said...

welcome back Dot (Pickett)! Missed you so it's good to see you in the blog world again...for however often you feel the need to post.

Dawn said...

I miss you and your stories♡

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Dot, I always enjoy your posts when you make them. You are so true and uplifting! Yes, sadly blogging is a new world now. In a way it is nice for young mothers who are trying to make a living out of it so they can stay home with their children. I just can't keep up with all the changes so my blog is more or less the same as always. I do love it though as it is like a journal for me and I've met so many wonderful people through it.
Please write here whenever you get the chance!

Trixi said...

Ahhhh, I haven't blogged in my word about 3 years but I saw a pin on Pinterest and typed in your blog address and here you are with a blog post. I really home you pick it back up!!

Vee said...

Saw a pin from your place and held my breath hoping that you'd be here. I am going to read your post with its beautiful affirmations to one who needs to hear them. I know I needed to read them. Hope that you might pop in from time to time with your observations and thoughts. As for trendy, you are blazing your own path and I love what you do.

kelliannesg said...

I rarely make it back to the blogging pages but I'm so happy that you're blogging again. I agree with what you say in this post. I've never been a trendy decorator either and I just do what brings me peace and comfort, and is pleasing to my eye. So happy Bill is doing well too. Love you Picket!

Sylvia said...

I am a little late to the party, but I am thrilled to see your post. Now and then I check to see if you are blogging again and I am trickled pink to read your thoughtful words.

Rue said...

Miss you

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