Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Never forgetting. . .

Many assume when they meet me, my husband's (thus my) last name is Lucas. 

Not so. . .Lucas is my maiden name. 

Why chose that name for a farm when my last name is now Creamer. . .makes it awkward for my husband. . . to be sure; he gets Mr. Lucas a lot.

So why?

I am girl of very tough skin. In person, very unemotional, witty, humor of every event and party. . .not one for hugs, for talking of love and fluff and feelings. . .but there are days that talking of what I feel is something I cannot, at least here, avoid. . .for it is why I do anything worthwhile you read about here, and to not tell you why I do it would catch me greatly amiss.

Today is why, this date every single year is why. . .
My sister's last name, my brothers' last name. My father's last name. . .

They were here and so worthy of knowing, and everything I do, I hope, reflects back on their story, their lives. I can never accomplish all they could have done, and it will all be a paltry imitation. . .but as long as I let people know what drives anything decent I do. . .it is something, and they will never be forgotten. . .as long as I am here. . . and the times when I'm alone and beg to with them again and cannot be strong come a little less often these days as I am busy and busier and hope to be busier still until. . .surely someday, I see them again.

"For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal"

-- 2 Corinthians 4:16-15:8 KJV

"We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord"

- 2 Corinthians 4:16-15:8 k.j.v.

Ben (19), Angel (17) and Quentin Lucas (14) - Until we meet again, darlings. . .until we meet again (1/13/07)

(My sister is pictured with our father (85) who died on June 5th, 2009, just a little over two years after my brothers and sister were lost)



Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens

- Proverbs 27:23-27

"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares."

- George Washington