Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Being Barefoot

This sweet little photo below is of my mother and her siblings.
These were simple times.
Basic needs: Shelter, clothing and food on the table.
For play time you found something to entertain yourself, such as a twig
to draw with in the dirt.
Though the times were tough back then, you always had your family and their love.
My mother is the sweet little girl with pigtails and holding her little brother. Her little sister is on the left.


Becky, at Just Bee'n Me blog is hosting a Way Back When-sday
that is to be Easter related.

I don't have any such Easter photos, however this photo of my barefoot Mother, Aunt and Baby Uncle made me think of Jesus. By this I mean of how Jesus walked barefoot through the streets and carried the cross on his back from which he would be crucified on. Those were not simple times, not for Jesus. He died for all of us and loves us so much.

Whenever I run around barefoot and complain about my feet hurting from the hot pavement, I think of our Jesus.

Thank you, Jesus!!

Note: I love this song as I have been like an unwinding cable car.

The chorus is:

this is the correlation of salvation and love.

(dont drop your arms)dont drop your arms.

i'll guard your heart.

with quite words i'll lead you in.


.....Jesus is my salvation and pulls me through my darkest of days.....


The Raggedy Girl said...

How precious is that.

from Roberta Anne

Faye said...


Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Such a sweet photo, and such a great reminder...thanks for your sweet way of putting the reason for the holiday back into our thinking. (I love Jesus, too!)

the wild raspberry said...

what an adorable photo...a true treasure!
thank you for reminding us today about the sacrifice our SAVIOR made for us. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh how I wish I had pictures of me & my family when we were young. I only have a few scant memories. I know that to this day I still go barefoot anytime I can. I don't like shoes or socks unless i'm in the house and my feet are unusually cold. I wear flip flops or slide on's if I must. All summer long into fall.

I love your homage to Jesus without shoes and you are very aware of such little things that make a huge difference in how we view our troubles! You have a wonderful spirit within you.

Amy said...

Very nice. I too will now think of that when I step on hot pavement without shoes on. Thanks for reminding me.

bee'nme said...

Hi Becky!

How sweet of you to participate in Way Back When-sday...I'm THRILLED! This is just a lovely post...and that photo is just pricceless...simpler times indeed! Jesus is definitely the reason for this season too...and I love how you reminded us of Him and His sacrifice!

Hugs & Blessings and Happy Easter!!

Becky S. at Just Bee 'n Me

Susie Q said...

What a truly beautiful post Becky!
Such a sweet photo and your words are so, so true. Thank you for offering us this gentle reminder of what is important.

Blessings to you seet friend.


Tanza said...

This is the sweetest picture.. Always enjoy stopping by yours.. Very touching.. We lift you in prayer always.. We have a 23yr. old son, who is a police officer, and I can only imagine your pain, Thank God, you know Jesus, and know our only comfort and peace in this life comes through him..I want you to know that our Pastor Greg Laurie lost his oldest son 8 months. ago.. You should visit his blog at shares sooo openly of their loss, BUT, also knows his son lives and visits with Jesus daily..What a comforting thought that is.. See, people you don't even know keep you and yours in prayer.. God is good.. Blessings to you for a blessed Easter, and know He died on that old rugged cross, that we all might join our loved ones again in our heavenly perfect home.. hugs and love to you ~tea~

Vee said...

Aww how cute! All little blondies and your mom looks so happy to be holding her little brother.

Whenever I'm struggling with anything, I do what you do and think about Jesus. Thank you for the reminder...

Anne Marie said...

That's right! All we need are the basics of this earth, but we certainly need God to get us to our heavenly home!
Your picture would look so cute if you tinted it just a tad with pastel...
love it!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post Becky. I hope you and your family are blessed with a beautiful Easter ♥

All My Blessings said...

I like this post. The pictures of your mother and siblings is surely something to cherish...I love old photos....I like too, the idea of Way Back Whensday.....Kae

Robin said...

such a sweet photo Becky. Times were so simple back then.....Sometimes I wish for that in my own life

Anonymous said...

How sweet. I think your son has his Grandma's smile.

Anonymous said...

Amen my sweet friend! I have a few old photos like those, times were so much more simple then. Life is just too complicated today.


Lisa Pogue said...

I love the innocence of these old photos. It's so sweet and pure. Thanks for sharing.

becky up the hill said...

This is a wonderful sweet picture of your Mama! This was a truly lovely blog my friend. Hugs

Unknown said...

Sometimes, when I look at old photos like that of my mom...I wish I knew her then. :)

That was a good reminder of what is important!


The Tattered Cottage said...

Becky -
Such a sweet photo! It really brought back memories. I love the idea of Way Back Whens-day, how fun. So now I'm looking for the picture of the bunny cake I made for my boys when they were little to post.(It's a hoot) Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

Jesus is the reason for the season.

Betty said...

What a wonderful post Becky.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Just loved your words on this! The photo is precious. Have a blessed Easter. blessings, Kathleen

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

In the midst of your grieving, thank you so much for reminding me of those things which are most important and our precious God who is our constant counselor! The simple yet breathtaking photo of your mother with her siblings speaks for itself! Touching.

Happy Easter & Stay Cozy,

Lallee said...

That's a beautifully sweet post, Becky. One of my favorite verses is about Jesus' feet:
"How lovely on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who announces peace;
And brings good news of happiness; Who announces salvation;
And announces to Zion, "Your God reigns!"

The photo of your mother and aunt is wonderful. It looks like they are having a very fun sisterly chat together.

Love you,

Rue said...

That picture is wonderful! You are such a beautiful person Becky... inside and out :)

Happy Easter sweet friend....

love to you,

Marcy said...

LOVE the first song on your page by Anberlin ... so much so, I downloaded the whole "album" on iTunes. :)

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Such sweet pictures and a poignant post.


Number 6 and no more counting! said...

How sweet that picture is!

Have a fabulous Easter weekend.


Decor To Adore said...

Great picture and even better message.

The Green Pea said...

Hello Becky,
You are so cleaver, When-sday to cute!!! The photos are so sweet, those were great days. Then and now what a friend we have in Jesus. May we all have a relationship with Him, He gave His life for us. Have a blessed Easter with your family. Blessings, Sandi