Saturday, September 11, 2010

Upon Reflection

In memory of September 11th, which also happens to be my birthday, Amber has beautifully captured the true meaning of living in a smaller home through a lovely poem by Florence Bone and a collage of stunning images.  Thank you Amber for the wonderful birthday treat!


"God send me a little home;
To come back to when we roam...

"One picture on each wall,
not many things at all.

"Wooden floors and fluted tiles;
wide windows, a view for miles

"Red firelight and deep chairs;
Small white beds upstairs.
"Great talk in little nooks;
soft colors, rows of books

"God send us a little ground;
Tall trees stand 'round.

"Homely flowers in fertile sod;
Overhead, they stars, O God.

"God bless thee when winds blow;
Our home and all we know."

~Florence Bone


  1. ...oh happy happy birtday dear blog friend...hope your day has been as special as you are...blessings

  2. Happy Birthday Genevieve! Hope your day is special.

    Amber - loved the poem and pictures.

    May we all continue to be blessed in our little Jewell Homes.


  3. ...have i written this before?...probably so...but...once when i was watching a documentary about the dust bowl tragedy in our country...the film crew enterd a sad and falling down little the family had had to leave behind for hopes elsewhere...there written on the wall were the words...."may God rest His eye upon this house"...nothing outside of scripture has ever tugged at my heart so...for the family...and for the little house...

  4. I enjoyed this post! Happy B-day

  5. Happy belated birthday, Genevieve. I hope you had a wonderful day!