God sees you

I write this from one woman to another. We are all different. And yet we are somewhat the same.

Dear mom at the supermarket, with a baby on your hip, and a toddler throwing a tantrum. Your cart is full, and you struggle to maintain your composure, wandering what everyone thinks of you. He sees you. He cares!

Her friends get married, one by one, and she wonders if the right guy will ever come along for her. She tries to be content in being single, yet she still wonders if maybe someday… God knows her heart’s desire. And He cares!

She shops absentmindedly. Her eyes see all the babies, and her heart yearns for one of her own. When she sees a child being treated roughly, she wanders why God allows someone who doesn’t seem to love their child, have children, while her womb remains empty. But God knows her aching heart’s cry. And He cares!

The sink is overflowing with dishes, and laundry is piled in baskets and tabletops, waiting to be folded. She hustles around, trying to put things in order, and steps on a stray lego that her son has scattered across the floor. Pain, and a sharp word slips from her tongue. He cares!

She runs into the store, hair a mess and clothing rumpled, to grab some medicine for her feverish baby. She sees the judgemental looks, and wishes she could tell them she was up most of the night, and she’s just too tired to care. Why are people so uncaring? But He sees, and He cares!

She sits in her wheelchair, the pain her constant companion. She wonders what good she is to anyone. Why did God let this happen? But her faith keeps her strong.  And while she sits, she prays for needs around her. She is a prayer warrior!  God sees her. He hears each prayer, and He cares!

The children are fighting again. Loud, obnoxious words being flung back and forth. She wants to pretend she is somewhere all alone where it is peace and quiet. But she rallies. Discipline is given, and she squares her shoulders for the next task. God sees her weariness. He cares!

Her to do list feels long. Clothes to wash, food to make, house to clean, bills to pay, and on it goes. But she says a prayer for strength. He hears her pleas, and He cares!

Sometimes she wishes they didn’t live on a farm. Other people are always going on vacation. They aren’t tied down to the daily chores that a farm brings. But she thinks of all the times her family gets to share together. The blessing of working together, of seeing new life come into the world, and she tries to be content and thankful. He cares!

She walks the hospital hall. She takes care of her patients, tenderly seeing to their needs. Her legs feel like they’ve walked miles, and they have. God sees her servant heart. He cares!

The cancer left her with a bald head, nausea, and a frame that’s much too thin. She longs to be at home with her Heavenly Father. She’s tired of the battle. God sees each tear she cries, and He cares!

She wonders if anyone sees her sadness. She longs for a hug, a word of comfort, but everyone seems so busy with themselves, they don’t even notice. Her heart aches for a listening ear. God knows, and he cares!

The list could go on. I don’t know where you are at this point in your life. But I know the One who holds each of us in His hands. And His hands are more than capable, and so strong. God will never leave us or forsake us. Trust Him 🙂

Be blessed!

Different Things..

How are you all? Doing well, I hope 🙂 I am just so thankful to feel good again! You know pregnancy can do a number to our bodies, but I have to say, right now I am feeling great, with the occasional discomfort 🙂

Dale was hauling manure most of the night, and the boys wanted to get up at 5:30 to ride along. The girls and I started our morning a bit slow. We did have to persuade a calf back into the calf barn that was out, but that’s farm life for you. Full of the unexpected 🙂

We are all anxious for Spring around here! We have been seeing robins, blue jays, cardinals, red winged blackbirds, and I’ve seen a pair of ducks too, so I’m hoping to see some babies again 🙂

Baby is active. I love feeling the kicks and movements! It is a small reminder of the greatness of this little miracle. A blessing from our Father! I have been diagnosed with placenta previa, which is cause for a little concern, but I try not too lift heavy or too much, and we will keep praying for the placenta to move, or I will need a C-section. Not what I want, but God is in control, and we will keep trusting Him! It is so neat to see baby on the ultrasound, moving around 🙂 And no, we don’t know what we are having! Choosing to be surprised 🙂

My family and I have started taking Plexus products, which is something I really wasn’t planning to do. But Dale wanted to jump on board, and I just kept hearing so much good from it, that we decided to try the products. They do have a great multivitamin and probiotic, and 2 of the children are on the probiotic. Tristan always complains of bellyache, and I want to see if it helps. He also has psoriasis in his scalp, and they say it has helped some folks with that, so we’ll see 🙂 Dale and I both love the biocleanse! It does several things, but one of the big things is helping to keep your system moving and regular, and we both love that about it. I’m curious if any readers take the products? I know there are many strong opinions about Plexus, but I do think just like with anything that you love or makes you feel better, you want to share it with others 🙂 I could use some help in not being so timid about sharing 🙂 I’m the same way about sharing Christ with someone. It’s easier just to smile and be friendly, and keep moving. Another thing to work at continually!

Our weekend looks to be full, but I’m glad to be able to go away, and feel like going away too! I got to spend a day with friends in Juniata County the other week. We shopped antique stores and goodwill, and had fun just being together 🙂 Friends are something I could not do without!

And a few pictures from around here.. Especially for our Haiti people 🙂

Snow pictures..IMG_5406 IMG_5410 IMG_5411 IMG_5419 Devan’s favorite farm vehicle to drive right now 🙂 IMG_5470 IMG_5473 IMG_5492My helper..IMG_5449

Well, that’s all for now. Have a good weekend! And thanks for reading!