We serve an awesome God!!I was wishing for my camera, but I was on the road, so I used my phone. I know I could take better pictures with my phone camera if I’d learn a bit more how to use it. Sometime I will 🙂 But this sunset was so gorgeous! Painted by the Master Painter.
Meet my sister and her beautiful family…The girls,so sweet! Olivia, Julianna & Ava This one didn’t mind the camera 🙂 I snapped these when we were at the cabin a little over a month ago. When Karen asked if I would mind taking some pics, I said I would love to, but I feel like I have a lot to learn when taking photos with multiple people. Thankfully, she didn’t demand perfection 🙂 One thing that was quite annoying were all the gnats. Drove us crazy 🙂I managed to get a few smiles from some boys that didn’t think pictures were necessary 🙂 Henry, Dirk, Hans, & Connor.This guys smile will brighten anyone’s day 🙂I have mixed emotions posting these pictures, because someone is missing from them. A freckle faced, blue eyed boy, who is forever safe in the arms of Jesus. I’ve watched my sister and her husband walk through the deep valley of grief, and I’ve wondered, how do they cope, how does anyone cope, with the loss of a child? I know they would say it was only by resting in the arms of a loving heavenly Father. By His grace.
And despite the grief they endured, they have been blessed as well. Many times when I look at their family, this verse comes to mind. Job 1:21b, ” the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord.” I look at my sister, and think, “how does she do it?”. I feel like I can’t manage my 4 children sometimes 🙂 But manage she does, and does it well. So in case you didn’t know it before, sis, you are on my list of moms that amaze me 🙂 I love you all!
I’m so thankful for the blessing of family!!
* I dedicate this post to the loving memory of Adrian James Meulenberg, who is forever in our hearts ❤
My morning didn’t begin well. I first woke up very early to the sound of a mouse ( at least I’m hoping it was just a mouse, because it sounded like a large one) scratching inside the ceiling of our old farmhouse. Right above my head to be exact 😦 I grabbed a hanger, because it was close by, and hit the ceiling. That would chase him away. Dove back into bed. SCRATCH! AACH! Anyways, moving on. The school rush, children fighting,an unorganized, slow moving child, rooms that need electric hooked up so I can see (don’t ask :)), a missing phone charger and a dead phone. All minor irritations, but it kept building. Until I got snippy. And when what I was thinking popped out of my mouth, I realized how I sounded. Embarrassing to say the least. So I gave myself a pep talk. Out loud, so my children could hear, and wonder what is wrong with their mom? 🙂 But it helped, it really did! Because my attitude affects my family and those around me. And I know my patience level is very low. I am a work in progress 🙂 If you have any tips for me, please by all means, share them 🙂
So today, I decided to share some pictures that make me smile. Make me feel happy and blessed. Because I am. Truly! A warm, summer evening, with a bit of rain. She looked so sweet playing with my sprinkling can. May God bless you today !!
Seriously, this is just too much! What is wrong with this picture??
Maybe some folks really , really like their veggies 🙂 Me, I’ll pass! 🙂