Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Going To Town

This is Gabe.

Gabe lives in a log cabin in the woods 
with his big brother Ben, His big sister Bethany, and His baby sister Olivia, 
as well as Jim, Joe, Rose, Mama and Daddy,
 and their good old Pyrenees- Caspian. 

 Daddy said they could go to Town with he and mama.  
They are excited, because they rarely go to town.

Mama washes their hair and puts together warm, (it was 17 degrees out that morning)
 nice looking outfits for them to wear on their long journey.  
After a big breakfast,
 everyone loaded up in the big white van,
blankets piled all around them to keep them toasty warm,
and they headed off down the road.

By the time they are in Town, it is time for lunch.  
They are happy to go out to eat, it is a special treat.

 In preparation for going to Town, 
the children had made packets full of goodies to give away to homeless people. 
 They were delighted to find a homeless man to give their gift.  
He smiled and said,"God Bless You!" 

Gabe was filled with wonder in every store, and was sure to point out anything with a Dino on it.
Finally, mama's grocery list was filled, 
and the children piled back in to their nests of blankets in the van for a comfy trip home listening to Adventures In Odyssey, and eventually, falling asleep.

At the end of the day, 
 Mama and Gabe agree:
Town was fun- 
for a day, 
but home is calling..... 
drawing our hearts, 
and before the day is done, we are longing, longing, longing-
 for home.

"Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
 be it ever so humble, 
there's no place like home."


  1. Deanna, Did you "get" the mimic? This post just makes me smile over and over. very fun!

  2. Dear Serving a Generation,
    thank you so much, this one makes my heart happy too!

  3. In our old age ( 60 and 65) we are adopting one of our foster children. ( 3 yrs old). It never fails , when we go to town that she says," I love home Mommy. I don't ever want to go anywhere again." It warms my heart.

  4. What sweet, sweet faces. :)

  5. As always your family sure knows how to warm our hearts! It brings me back to my childhood spending time at grammy and grandpa's farm house. Thanks for sharing!


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