Saturday, April 21, 2007

Home to the Smokies , but for a day.....

Here I am giving a big thumbs up to the Thunderhead!! That's Bob next to me ,enjoying my hijinks, my sister Erin right behind me apparently catching snow flakes on her tongue?lol..and Shannon next to Erin looking totally exasperated at what a dork her mother is,lol...:-D I wish I could stay, but the soothing sight of my mountains was enough to sustain me for awhile. How grateful I am that I am only 3 hours from God's sitting room.:-) He surely dwells there for rest and relaxation.

Yesterday morning at 6am we took off in the car for a day at Dollywood. It's what Jake wanted to do for his birthday so that's what we did. We get yearly passes because after a couple of visits it pays for itself and it's good clean fun. I love walking around that park hearing the sounds of sweet mountain gospel music coming from the little speakers hiding in the bushes:-)

What made this more fun is that my sister Erin's family came in from Charlotte NC to spend the day there with us. We always have a good time with them.:-)
One thing that is a near obsession of our family is roller coasters! We went on several including our favorites and also the new one Mystery Mine! That was weird , scary and pretty innovative! Somethin' else, hard to describe so if you're inclined to get there, then get on that thing and you'll see!:-)
We're tired today, as 6 hours of driving and 8 hours of walking takes it out of us old fogies,lol... But the sight of the mountains as the sun was setting, and promising them that I would be back soon, has cheered my spirit and made me to worship the Creator of such beauty with all my heart!
"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD,which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved:he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day,
nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore." Psalm 121