Saturday, May 24, 2008

Pix From the Pilgrim's Place

Ironically my favourite radio station for news is 680 News out of Toronto. Today's post is another type of 680 news - news about our home here at 680 Ford Crescent in rural
Cavan, Ontario.

This morning we went to see our "new to us" home just east of Peterborough. This afternoon the buyers of our home here at 680 came by for a last "look through" before they take possession on June 16th.

After they left I began to reminisce and think about how much we're going to miss our home. I took my trusted SONY and went for a walk over our 3 1/2 acres. Here are some of the photos of our home for the past 14 years.

LEGEND: (left to right from the top)

1. One of our many trails
2. You can't even see the neighbour's home who lives across the road from us
3. Our flowering crabapple tree
4. Looking east on Ford Crescent
5. View from the front porch
6. Some of the wild brush in the back field
7. View of 680 from the road
8. Some of Carol's trilliums
9. Our creek
10. Blossoms from one of our dozens of apple trees
11. Yes, there'll be some bleeding hearts when we move
12. Looking back from our side lawn
13. Our mailbox at 680

Note: Click on a picture for a larger and better view. You might even want to use one of these as your desktop background (or as a reminder to pray for us).


Terry said...

Dear David...I feel so bad for you. This has been so hard and now that you are getting to the end, it will be even worse. This may have been your pilgrim home but you have shared it so many times with us and we will miss it too.
Maybe though when you get settled in your new home, you will begin to like it too. After all the Lord has given it to you and He will still be living with you and your family there just as He was in the Pilgrim house.
You will have to, when you have the time make some good posts on it and that way we will get used to it too!!
We ARE praying for you David Fisher!!!Love Terry

Did you by chance see any jack-in the-pulpits yet David in your travels? I really would like a sight of one!

Felisol said...

Dear Pilgrim Father,
what a mighty mansion you and the family have been blessed to have had.
Now I really understand that parting must be difficult, even though I thought well of the new house you showed us some month ago as well.
The brook the path in the wood, the garden , the scenery were extraordinary.
If the new house means less problems, less nights awake, a more relaxed and harmonious family, I guess you'll feel blessed anyway. The last year was so very hard on you with so many pecuniary worrries, I thin maybbe this must be a better way to focus on what really matters in this life.
You have a mighty call and many spiritual challenges which you are set to meet. We'll stay behind you and your family, trying to support in prayer.
The blessed thing about being a Christian is, that we have God's supporting hand with us all the way onwards. Looking behind we see how neccessary it was for us to be led the way we were.

(I never don't find it easy to say that, I've been hidden on bended knees more than once begging for strength and a tiny vision of his presence.)

We have the promises of Jesus that he will feed us and clothe us and never let us out of his hands.
I pray that you'll feel richly blessed in body and soul for the time to come.
Warmest greetings from Felisol

hebrews 11:1 said...

I love those photos. I am so deeply attached to my house I can't even imagine what it will be like when we have to sell it one day!

May the Lord stregthen you,