Yes, it’s that time of year again! The changing of the seasons is barely noticeable here in Texas. Things look browner in winter and greener in spring, but that’s about it. The weather is slowly getting warmer, and in winter it will slowly get cooler. With every changing season, I suppose I long for home! Not just the natural beauty of the natural state, but home. You know, seeing the smiling face of my Mom and enjoying the flood of happy memories that wrap their arms around me as I cross that threshold on 2811 Karen Street in Benton. My childhood greets me as I walk through the garage and remember coasting in on my bike and hopping off for a cold drink. And it just gets better as I enter the kitchen, the den, and of course, my room! It’s as though I never grew up. (Okay, no comments please about my not having grown up in reality!)
Terry also longs for good ol’ Arkansas. He loves fishing in the Saline River. He has decided this would be a good time of year to visit the River once again. We are all heading out on Saturday, April 19th, for home sweet home.
I can feel Arkansas, or home, calling my name. The Lord is graciously allowing me to answer!
Please pray for us as we travel. We’ve had another smaller bout with a stomach virus. I am praying we’ll all be 100% for the trip on Saturday. We’ll be coming home on Friday, April 25th. I’ll be posting that day for sure. A very special guy has a birthday that day!! I’ll give you a hint, he’s the one who’s wanting to go fishing in Arkansas. Yep, Terry will be the big 3-0 on Friday the 25th.
Thanks for your prayers and friendship.
See you tomorrow!!

4 thoughts on “Arkansas is Calling My Name

  1. Anonymous says:

    You and Melanie are soooo funny abouy going home. I'm sure that I take it for granted, because I am always home, except when I go on vacation. My family is only 5 miles away and I usually see her about 4 days out of 7.
    I do hope you'll have a good trip and all will be healthy. I know your Mom is counting down the hours, and I'm sure she will have surprises for each of you.

    Wendy in NC


  2. How wonderful that you can head back home. Have a safe journey and drink in the Spring Mountain Air.

    I will pray that God will see fit to get you through this Virus, so that you can have an awesome trip.


  3. Shelli says:

    Hi there! This blog entry showed up in my “Arkansas” Google alert. I noticed that you're from Arkansas, and Benton in particular, so I wanted to invite you…

    I live in Benton and have a couple of websites that are social networks. One,, is just for Saline County, and has over 400 members from all over the county… and the other,, is for Arkansas, and it's new as of last week but growing.

    I hope you will visit the sites, and share some of your photos of Arkansas (and Benton) there too!

    Shelli Russell
    Benton, Arkansas


  4. Amanda Tyler says:

    I'm so glad you get to take a trip home! I am praying you have a great trip and that you are all healthy. I know from experience that traveling while sick is not pleasant! 🙂 Tell your mom hello for me!



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