September Blessings

 

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We all go through trials and tribulations.  The last few months have been hectic.  I have done a lot of praying for several members of my family.  God has answered those prayers in a positive way.  I thank God for the blessings that September has brought.

My daughter tore the long tendon on the underside of her foot – Flexor Hallucis Longus.. It takes months with support stockings and special protective support shoes to heal.  She used crutches and got some pretty good muscles in her arms crawling around her house.  It meant her mother-in-law and her mother (me) did a lot of work to take care of her and her house for over 6 weeks. It is hard to be housebound for months and have to depend on others – I have been in that spot many times in my life.  My daughter is much better now and able to resume her normal life.  I thank God for that

It did not help that garden season was in full swing and the work never seemed to end.  But I managed to get through the whole ordeal – groan.  Old age gets harder every day.

My brother lives in Nevada.  His wife died 6 months ago.  I have been trying to help my brother through phone calls.  He is a Viet Nam vet and is disabled and in a wheel chair.  He ended up in the hospital and I truly thought he was not going to make it.  He talked about suicide and I talked to him often about not doing that.  I got the state involved and my brother got the V.A. involved.  Through my brother’s doctor at the V.A. things have worked out.  My brother’s health has improved. He acquired  Medicaid  and is living in a nice group home and seems to be happier.  I prayed hard and long for my brother and God answered those prayers.  I thank God for that.

My husband suffers with COPD and Macular Degeneration.  His health has been bad for years.  He never gives up and tries to take care of this large 3 acre yard. I try to help with the outside work and do fair until my fibromyalgia clobbers me and sends me into my long periods of vertigo.  I try never to give up and that keeps me going.  I thank God everyday for answering prayers 7 years ago when my husband almost died of menigitis. God has given me more time with my husband since those dark days in January 2013.  I still thank God everyday for answering prayers.

Sometimes when a person is down they turn from God, they get mad at God. they blame God.  I get discouraged, but I do none of those things.  Life deals a bad hand to everyone at times.  My answer to the problems in my life is always prayer.

So – I take the time to watch beautiful butterflies and find peace in the blessings God has given me in my life.  Thank you Lord for your blessings and your love.

“Butterflies are tiny, graceful and enchanting creatures that lead us to the bright and happy side of life. http://www.LUVZE.com

Summer Begins To Fade

The Summer is nearing its end and I truly hate to see it go.  I thought I would share some photos from this very unusual summer of 2019.  We had 15 inches of extra rainfall so far this year – with lots of flooding and green lawns all through the summer – which is unusual.

These crows are looking up as they view summer drifting away.

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A visit to my yard by a male Bobwhite Quail.

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Mexican Sunflower

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This Wren decided to raise its young in my pot of lettuce.  Never got to eat this lettuce – it went to seed.

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Here is the last baby wren who decided to stay in the nest a week longer than his siblings.

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Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly

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Spider webs on the blackberry vines.

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Everyone should have a colorful pair of garden boots like mine.  Ha

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This squirrel loved my flower pots.  He paid many visits and sat in my flower pots.

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Lincoln Rose

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Hope you enjoyed nature this summer as much as I did.

Beautiful Reasons

Thousands of Reasons by Doe Zantamata

If every morning you can find a reason to say, “Yes, it’s going to be a beautiful day.” And every day, you find a reason to say, “Yes, it is a beautiful day.” And every night, you find a reason to say, “Yes, it is a beautiful day.” Then one day you’ll look back and easily say, “Yes . . . it was a beautiful day.”

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Psalm 104:33-34 I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have being. My meditation of Him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord.

Spring’s Definition

I looked up the definition of Spring in Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.  It said: A time of season of growth and development.  The season between Winter and Summer comprising the northern hemisphere.  The months of March, April, and May or as reckoned astronomically extending from March equinox to the June solstice.

My definition of Spring: The time when the earth re-awakens and comes alive after it’s Winter slumber.  The time God chose to  fill our view with color and beauty.  The period of the year when God let’s us know this is His world.

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