Archive for June 2007


June 26, 2007

scan0031.jpgThis is an extension of our lives as we live it. This is my thoughts, ideas, opinions, prayers and anything I feel like writing. It is almost like a diary. Our world consists of many things, from a blended family of 5 children, to grand-kids that range from 16-1 years old. From step-grandchildren to a new foreign adoption. What a world, but one I wouldn’t trade for anything. God has so graciously given us a beautiful life one that I intend to hold close to my heart and give thanks everyday for my blessings!



June 19, 2007

dad.jpgFather’s Day was invented by the card companies, of this I am very sure. They have Mother’s Day, Grandparent’s Day and whatever day they can be sure to sell many cards. Over the years of Father’s Day gifts, cards, phone calls one thing strikes me as odd; shouldn’t every day be a day of honoring our fathers? Why should we wait until the 3rd Sunday in June to do it all!? I used to do that allot but as I’ve gotten older and I observe my Dad getting older; I’ve had other thoughts. In the bible it says to: Honor thy father and mother. It doesn’t say just on Father’s Day or Mother’s Day, we should honor them all the time. I know that sometimes I felt that they were not to be honored, but that was mostly when I was a teenager and they wouldn’t let me do what I wanted! My how times have changed, I’ve changed, matured and see things in more perspective.(Probably because I am a parent too now).

I look at my father now and I see a quiet gentle man. True he didn’t have a formal education but how wise he is. He is not one to jump on the bandwagon and shout to the world his opinions, but in a quiet way voice his opinion. I see him now as he has aged and I see how much he has done for me in our lives, oh toooo much! But I understand it.Who would be a parent and watch your children go through troubles and not help then through it? It is in our very nature. Whenever I see my dad troubled and worried, I just want to take his troubles and make them go away just to see him smile again. My card to him this year says it all: Dad, you were there for me whenever I needed you, now it is my turn; I will be there whenever you need me for the rest of your life. I intend to try and make his life a little easier from now on if it is at all possible. All I can do is try, why? Because I love this man from the bottom of my soul.


June 1, 2007

It’s finally summer, YA. I’m not one for winter, and cold weather, I am forever complaining about having to wear soooo many clothes, jackets, hat, etc. I nearly free when we go to the Amish auctions,(course hubby says if I would wear silk unders and wool socks with my boots I wouldn’t get so cold, BALONEY!!! I feel like a big balloon! Just give me hot weather, I can always take off down to shorts, tee, and definitely bare feet. Now we are talking. Nights after work will find me on the screened in porch, barefoot, sprawled out on the wicker sofa reading with my glass of wine! Heavenly!!!

The only downside is the yard work. Bah. Between the yard,the dogs, and the garden it keeps us busy. Memorial Day weekend we spent working on the flowers, the garden, mulching, planting, watering and just general maintenance. It was so nice to be able to spend 4 days at home with no schedule to follow, just do as I pleased. Just to drop off of the rat race for a time. I look forward to retirement, but hubby said that I would be bored come winter. I wonder, I guess he is afraid that I would drive him crazy with “honey do list” LOL! Oh well I guess I can make do with working 3 days and having the rest off to spend with him. This I enjoy very much because we have so much fun together, we never know where we are going to end up!  Thank you Lord for this time in my life, I am truly blessed.