Thursday, July 24, 2008

O Those Hills!

Have you heard this?

Oh, those hills! Those beautiful hills!

How I love those West Virginia hills.

If by sea or land I roam, still I'll love that happy home

And my loved ones in those West Virginia hills.

That's the chorus of West Virginia's state song. And it says completely how I feel.

Yesterday, after a good soaking rain, I was heading up the mountain when I came upon this beautiful sight. Of course, I had to stop the truck, climb out and snap a few pictures. Here's another one:

Is it any wonder why I love it here? I was born in another state, whose name I will not mention for fear of offending, but I moved here to WV when I was 15. After only a little while, I claimed West Virginia as my home and I have never changed my mind. I have lived all over, travelled all over, seen so much of the world. Yet, here is where my heart lies.

Thankfully, I married a true mountain man. His heart is here as well, so I have no fear of ever leaving again.

God is so good to me. I can't even begin to comprehend all of the blessings that He daily pours over me, but every once in a while I get a glimpse in moments like these.

God is so creative and beautiful and that is what you find here in West Virginia.

Come on by for a visit sometime. Stay awhile. You'll fall in love.


1 comment:

new every morning said...


He is so CREATIVE!