The phrase “fruit of my labor” keeps rolling around in my mind; both because this is the time of year when farmer’s get to reap the harvest of their hard work, and because I get to enjoy the reward of a freshly cleaned and decorated porch.
I am most certainly counting my blessings this Fall season, including my front porch where I get to sit and enjoy the view.
Did I ever tell you what a gift this porch is to me? I had dreamed of having a house with a big porch for years. But when we first looked at the plans for this house, there was a much narrower porch.
I decided that I could live with that, so we proceeded with buying the house. Once construction started, I’d drive by the site every day to watch the progress. I was so excited about this house, but I secretly wished that I was getting a bigger porch.
Then one day as I drove by, I saw the porch. It was big. It was deep enough for rocking chairs. It was the porch of my dreams. I had to get out of the car and walk on it and see it and touch it, all the while wearing a smile that wouldn’t quit.
In one moment I couldn’t wrap my mind around it. In the next moment I felt like I was opening a present from God.
It’s such a joy to share that gift with you today. I know a few other bloggers who are sharing their porches today, too. I hope you will pay them a visit.
The following is the Schedule of the Fall Porch Tours:
Monday, Oct 14th
1 ) Worthing Court
Tuesday, Oct 15th
Wednesday, Oct 16th
Thursday, Oct 17th
3) Just Us Four
4) Circa 1929
Friday, Oct 18th
3) Plum Doodles
5) Stone Gable
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And if you’re ever in town, come sit on my porch with me. I’d love the company.
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See you in class,