Sunday, April 28, 2013

Country Sundays--Promises


"How high's the water, Mama?
Two feet high and rising. . . ." *

It's rained non-stop for the past two days. . . .and nights. . . .The Mississippi River is rising and all it's tributaries. . . .Every year the snows in the North melt, the Spring rains come, and we watch anxiously as the waters rise and our homes and crops in the Delta are threatened. . . .

"How high's the water, Mama?
Three feet high and rising. . . ." *

It's a concern--and sometimes a blessing--that has spanned the decades. . . .
"My mama always taught me that good things come 
from adversity if we put our faith in the Lord. 
We couldn't see much good in the flood waters when 
they were causing us to leave our home, 
but when the waters went down, 
we found that it had washed a load of rich black dirt across the land. 
The following year we had the best cotton crop we'd ever had." *

"How high's the water, Mama?
Five feet high and rising. . . ." *


Sunday Blessings
. . .from my farmhouse to yours. . .

* "Five Feet High and Rising"
Music by Johnny Cash, the son of a Delta Farmer

8 comments:

Patty Sumner said...

Ilove your outlook on things.. Your Momma taught you well. Praying whatever the water does turns out for a blessings. Have a great Sunday! Blessings!

cynthia lee designs said...

Hope the water stops rising soon!
hugs, Cindy

Dewena Callis said...

Good song, good words. I pray for safety for everyone.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Dru,
You are an inspiration. I hope and pray for safety and the waters to recede quickly.
Blessings, Celestina Marie

Maureen said...

I'll be thinking of you and hoping the water stops short of your door!

Donna said...

Prayers that the water will stop rising soon!

Pam said...

Hopes and prayers that the waters don't make it to your home.
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Heide at ApronHistory said...

Sorry! Lol! I think about half of that water is from Wisconsin! The last two weeks it has rained almost non-stop. We had quite a few rivers flood and roads closed. Everyones basements were filled with water too. Not too much damage though. Hope you all stay safe and dry!

Oh and my Daddy sings that song all the time!

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