Amy . . .

What would you like to know? I am fun, but crazy. I have a most perfect husband, and 2 cats named Samson and Delilah. We are presently working on adopting a little girl from China and have a separate blog for that. I am a Christian and am working on a better relationship with him. I live in the Atlanta area and love sharing stories with people. I am also a pediatric nurse and I love it! I love to talk and meet new people and I love Disney Cruising

Thursday, September 24, 2009

the past

Rock Hill, S.C. The city that gave me the earliest memories of my childhood. Actually it was the house in the Wintercrest Subdivision. I had not visited since we left 25 years ago but last week after a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge, I was able to visit a most historical place. My sister,brother and I lived here longer than anywhere else. This is where we learned to stay up for Santa, learned to clean the house by 8am on Saturday mornings so we could watch cartoons, where my sister fell out of the 2 story window and where Christmas became alive to me. It was a most special place. Rock Hill also gave me my first church home, Westminster Pres Church. We actually got to visit there as well, but no pics. Loved my church. I loved Pioneer Girls. I loved the hymns the stories, the activities. I just loved the church and the school. My prayer is that LynnMarie will also find some of the same memories.

The picture on the bottom is of Miss Vera, a neighbor who I had not seen in 25 years..Amazing that she and I connected via email. You see, Miss Vera and my mom did a Bible Study at the house every week when I was younger. Those ladies were such an example to me as a young child. I remember visiting Miss Vera weekly at her home.

It was so nice to visit Rock Hill. Its been nice finding elementary school friends on facebook, we all went to Westminster Christian school. That's really been cool and catching up. I'm sure all of us share some cool stories.

That house sure does look different than it did 25 years ago, but its the same one. Same houses around but different families now occupy them.To see where my family started, where my dad began laying the foundation for our lives was so cool. I am blessed to have the family I do, and a family that has poured love on me!


Baba's Special Babies said...

Hi Amy, your house in Rock Hill, S. C. looks to be in good shape..My sister lived in Rock Hill during the early years of her marriage, but I don't know the name of the street..she lives in Weaverville,N.C. now and loves the mountains.She is a social worker at a Catholic Adoption Center and has been to China and Russia to get kids for families..and loves her work!!

Thanks for this great post and have a super week-end.
Hugs, Baba

Kelly said...

these pix bring tears to my eyes as i have so many of the same memories. I remember wesley sitting in mom's lap on that very same front porch, and you and I in our winter coats standing beside here :) love ya sis, and so wish i could have made that trip with you. One of these days, we need to go together and bring the girls.
Janie would love to see where mommy went to pioneer clubs :)