Saturday, August 25, 2012

Two houses, One home

There were once two houses, but only one was a "home".

The "home" was a house filled with love, a place of peace and safety, a place where people were valued, cared for, nurtured, protected and allowed to grow. In this home there was lots of laughter, talking, listening, singing. Those who lived there mattered because they were truly loved.

The grass was lush and green, the trees were healthy and well cared for, the skies were blue and the scenery was breathtaking...


The inhabitants wanted for nothing because their physical & emotional needs were met...

But one of the inhabitants was not convinced that where she lived was the best place...

And even though she knew that the "home" she lived in was all these wonderful things, she was convinced that the house on the other side was not really as it seemed...

She had seen the state of the house on the other side, with it's brown lifeless grass, it's gradually decaying trees and it's lack of healthy inhabitants. Even though she knew that each time she visited this house, she came back very ill, she was still drawn to this place....

And so, she determined to leave the "home" of safety, peace and love...

And to take up residence in the house that was lacking in love, peace and safety; where the grass was lifeless, the trees dying and the inhabitants were unhealthy, angry and fighting daily...

And even though those who loved and cared for this young soul knew that it would end terribly (as it had for others)... they had to let her go. And it cut to the core, because there was nothing they could do but wait until she was in danger again...

Because those who loved her dearly knew that the grass isn't greener on the other side of the fence... it is in fact dying & lifeless, as are the people.


"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
~ Melody Beattie


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24 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

sounds like you are having to let someone go, again. i hope all will be well...

'Tsuki said...

Such a nice country walk... Thanks for sharing it with us !

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful scenery. I had the same that as Tex, that you are having to let someone go. Sending prayers that all is well.

Stasha said...

I am wishing happy ending and lush pastures!
Stunning photography.

Juliana said...

Great pictures...
The most impressive is the last one...
shocking differences!

Have a great weekend!
xoxo, Juliana
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Seeing Each Day said...

Things don't sound good. It does sound though that you have some clarity - albeit painful- but I hope that clarity provides you with strength. I am sending sincere thoughts from down this way.

Karin M. said...

This is a fantastic series of photos, beautiful nature shots.
a splendid silent, and such a beautiful sky.
Love greetings, Karin

Jan n Jer said...

Hope this story ends on a happy note...Give thanks with a grateful heart is what we all should do! Nice photos!

Michael S-B said...

Very well put, Liz. Yes it is heart-breaking. The pictures are great, well-chosen and a stunning picture of what you are saying. Thanks to all above for their good thoughts and comments.

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful words and photos.
Sad...

Bec Denehy said...

Again, you have amazed me Mum. Gorgeous photographs and although the situation isn't ideal, sometimes these things have to happen. You are wonderful and I love you so much x

Faye said...

Such a profound photo parable--your lesson is a hard one to learn, but one we must experience on our own.

Carole M. said...

very succinct, beautiful country scenes Liz

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

What a stark difference between the two sides of the fence!

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Small City Scenes said...

Wow! Now that is telling it like it is! I too wish for a happy ending. Fortunately my home has lush and green pastures and may it always. MB

Kim Stevens said...

Big sigh . . . since I know all too well your pain. Big hugs to you my friend! xo And that is one of my favorite quotes I use at Thanksgiving!! (the photos were perfect for this)

Brian King said...

Hope things are okay. That's gorgeous country. The fields and fences are beautiful.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Take care, hope all is well, the images lovely, the words share concern...thinking of you, hoping it all works out~

Sandra said...

i wish her well and protection. i like the contrast in that last shot of the green and dead together. hugs

EG CameraGirl said...

It's difficult to let a loved-one leave when you know they are making a mistake.

Wow! What a difference between the grass growing on either side of the fence.

patty said...

beautiful post with beautiful photos... great captures. thanks for sharing at 1440!

patty@findingserendipity.com

Jo-Anne Marie P {aka Jo Princess Warrior} said...

Stunning photos!
Some people have to find out for themselves the hard way. I was one of those types of people. Thankfully, God uses all for good.
Praying for you all xo

Jessica Gomez said...

Beautiful scenery. Impressive shots!

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Melody Stringer said...

Thanks for sharing! Nice narration and pictures!

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