Druthers 7

June 12, 2013 | My Jottings

If I had my druthers, Michael and I might consider retiring away from this beautiful place we live, to another beautiful place with milder winters, like Asheville, North Carolina…


…and we might end our days in the woods of the Smoky Mountains, in a simple place by a river, like this….


….you know what those chairs mean, don’t you? They mean that we would be expecting you to come and visit us! And if I had my druthers, we might even buy our non-hybridized whole grain from this place just down river from us…


…and I might just feel domestic enough to bake round loaves of fragrant bread, and simmer some hearty soup over our open hearth, like this…


…but even with a brand new knee I’m not certain I would climb this nearby…


…and on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, we might tote our Bibles and our hungry souls and sit expectantly in old wooden pews here…


…and then we’d come home and sit a spell on the porch while looking out over this beauty and numbering our blessings into the thousands…


…and after many years of mountain living passed, we would patiently wait together for the call that would take us to the heavenly city we’ve dreamed about for years…


…but that’s only if I had my druthers…


  1. Ember says:

    May the things you long for, the things that feed you soul and make you complete, come true in your life.

  2. Just Julie says:

    Thank you for your faithful prayers and kind words Ember…

  3. Ganeida says:

    I would come & visit to sit in such beauty with you.

  4. Just Julie says:

    Wouldn’t that be blissful Ganeida?

  5. Sue says:

    What a beautiful, peaceful place…

    I’m coming with you, you can’t change my mind,

    Wait, too many things to take care of here.

    So happy to hear your surgery went well, I will continue to pray for quick healing, and a pain-free recovery.

    Much love to you, my friend!


  6. Kay in Cornwall says:

    Beautiful pictures of quiet, soul-restoring places.
    We have been praying for a swift recovery for you and that Michael will be coping well with the situation.
    Lots of love to you both
    Kay & Alan

  7. Just Julie says:

    Sue and Kay….it would be wonderful to visit for a while, wouldn’t it? I’ll happily take you both along…. xoxo

  8. Pat says:

    Wow, Julie, those pictures are so incredibly beautiful. I went back and read your past druthers and thought about how someday in Heaven we will be able to visit all those beautiful places!

  9. Just Julie says:

    What a beautiful thought Pat. Someday!! Ly xo

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