To the Fathers

Happy Father’s Day to any and every man who loves as Jesus loved, sacrificially, manly, strong, humbly, faithfully, gently. To every man like that who cares for his or other’s children, you are amazing and I love you for it! Props and love to all you men who are real men and love and provide for and protect children. That is what God intended and it super sexy when you obey Him in it. So very cool! Keep up the magnificent work! Happy, blessed Father’s Day!!❤❤

P.S. Miss you so very much, Daddy!❤❤❤❤

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Changes on the Horizon

Only God knows what will happen, but I know that changes are on the horizon. I also know that God is ultimately in charge of the final events and everything else.

One change I know is that my mom will be moving into a wheelchair accessible apartment on or before a year and a half, depending on the waiting list. As soon as it is available, we will move her in and out of her manufactured home. This means several things… this will be a lot of extra work for all of us and her included in deciding how to pare down. And she will n have access to their piano but not at all hours as before, life will change. Once wheelchair bound, which is a matter of time, she will need special transportation for everything or me to shop for her. Also, my kids and I will no longer have access to her clubhouse to swim and play pool. In addition, I have to gradually prepare her current home for resale as she will need that money to live there. So, life will be quite different for all of us.

Again, only God knows how it will all play out. And who knows, maybe God will take us all Home first. No one knows but God. And I put it all in His capable hands. I am not worried. I am not concerned. I trust God. ❤

Summer Brings Hot Tempers

So, we have a bit of tension in our home right now (please pray for us). I am attributing it to the heat, boredom, close quarters and raging hormones. So, I will be praying hard this summer. I am hoping that as we find other things to do, we start getting along better. Just difficult right now but this too shall pass. God is good and He is in charge of our house. We just have to keep remembering that and keep praying and all will be good. ❤

The Selling of The Minivan

We recently bought a newer suv. Our old one was still running dependably but the things wrong with it were mounting, windows and doors that did not work properly being the main issues. It was time for us to get a maintenance friendly vehicle that would work.

So I put the word out and turns out my husband’s niece needed the minivan and her husband is a mechanic so no worries on fixing it up. Praise God! She felt blessed and I was glad tonhave a good home for her.

I have had that minivan for 7 years and had 177,000 miles racked up on it. We practically lived in that van, a great van for life for us. A lot of memories were in that van. A lot of good accomplished, a lot of meaningful tasks accomplished via that tool God had entrusted to us. Now she is still being used for good in our family and will have new life breathed into her. Praise God!

And we start a new experience and tool for good. A new suv God entrusted us with to use in His service and our own. Praise God!❤

Delight in Humble Serving

Today my family served the Lord through serving our Great Aunts Evelyne and Ellen for the day. We stayed all day and it was beautiful. From cleaning out their fridge, hanging a new American flag, cleaning out a plumbing clog, lubricating the garage door, filling nail holes, etc., all was wonderful and gave great joy to all of us. There is little better than serving the Lord together as a family. And right now, I am tired, as we all are, but I, as we all are, am teaming with joy and breathing heartily and contentedly. Praise God!!! ❤

Blessed with Life

We were blessed with mockingbird chick’s in a nest in our trumpet plants on the front porch. And somewhere in that little nook on the last picture is the cute little guy. Really hard to get a picture but so adorable. God is so good to bless us with life and then another little bird’s life development too. So sweet is our Lord. So fun to watch the little bird family.😄❤

Gramma Braggin’

This little guy is a joy and a treasure. I get the whole grandma thing now. I watched our granddaughter at his age about 5 years ago for short while but at the same time I was nursing our own daughter and raising an active older son so could not enjoy just loving on a baby one on one. And yes, thr kids are still here and time is not entirely one on one, it is much more so, my kids are more independent, there is more ease of time to really enjoy each other. Now I wish I had our granddaughter back but she is going to kindergarten in the fall. Maybe we can keep them one day a week in the summer. I am really digging being a grandma now. It is a gift from God.❤