Monday, September 29, 2008
Generally we thing of it in terms of even more hurry and stress in our lives.
Maybe if we think of this abbreviation in a different manner,we will begin to find a new way to deal with those rough days along the way.
There's work to do, deadlines to meet:
You've got no time to spare,
But as you hurry and scurry-
ASAP-ALWAYS SAY A PRAYER.
In the midst of family chaos,
"Quality Time" is rare.
Do your best; let God do the rest-
ASAP-ALWAYS SAY A PRAYER
It may seem like your worries
Are more than you can bear.
Slow down and take a breather-
ASAP-ALWAYS SAY A PRAYER
God know how stressful life is;
He wants to ease our cares,
And He'll respond to all your needs
ASAP-ALWAYS SAY A PRAYER.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
But the tree is gone and the insurance company says, "Get the ramp and roof fixed!!!!" (Hey, how about a new tree?)
Jackson and Aurora are spending the night, and their soft breathing on the other side of this room is so sweet. I have five wonderful grandchildren. If you haven't stopped by Karin's blog do so, she has some great pics of my two grandsons playing soccer. They sure to love it and are good at it. Esther Faith loves to walk in the store where I work, making sure I know she is there, and then takes off to 'shop'. Kristen's computer is giving her fits so she hasn't been able to update lately, sorry.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
He spared our and the neighbors house from our huge pine.
And now our son in law was here, in the dark removing
What was left of the root after they removed all the smaller roots.
The root hole,
Aurora wants it back so she can play in it.
The root that is still in the ground,
just before it goes under the sidewalk.
not bad, the gutter is gone, and a slight concave in the corner.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Opps, hit the wrong file, but it is cute, so we will leave it in. All the kids think our dog, Deanna, belongs to them. When we acquired Deanna in Sept. 2003, she didn't necessarily like kids, but she (and allot of loving and kids sharing dog biscuits) has changed her mind. She even comes to them if they sit still for more than 10 seconds and gets very, very close.
Tuesday night, when Kristen brought her two to spend the night, they both were fearful of
Aurora was content to sit, no climbing for her.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Hopefully this will work. He has continued to be weaker and weaker. His sugar levels have been dangerously low in the morning, so one of his pills is being adjusted.
Of course, next Monday is the fall equinox and my husbands weather sensitive body is feeling every inch of the earths change .
Oh, can we add one more thing? The storm has left the plaza where I work without electric till possibly Sunday. So-o-o no work, no pay. I guess we have some more challenges to meet, another opportunity to cry out to God in our weakness and let His strength and wisdom power us. He has , He does and He will. Praise the Lord for His love and care.
Monday, September 15, 2008
You can barely see the door that is the only exit/entrance for Dwight...
But Tim wasn't going to let that remain, he and the family came over with a pruning saw and a modern version of the coal miners lamp, and expended a huge amount of energy to open up the ramp for his favorite father-in-law:
But as with age we all weaken, as has this tree. We have discussed having it removed and planting something else. Discussed. A few times. Then Ike visited town.
I left work early cuz the high winds had played havoc with our electric and the registers refused to work. I drove down our street to view the front door that my husband had reported as flying freely on it's hinges, I noticed half the neighborhood staring at our house. There was our tree with a lean to, not a slight lean, but a rather mean lean. I tried to hurry, but neighbors where flagging me down and our alley was full of trash cans and broken limbs. Three stops and with help from the neighbors I got home. I was warned to move my husband to the right side of the living room. One neighbor told me the tree was pulling up from the ground.
I cautiously walked up the ramp with a eye on the swaying pine.
Inside I couldn't find my husband, panic rose in my throat. I called, he as in the study. I informed him of the outside happenings. (Like he wouldn't know) Ran back to window, peaked out, yea, the ground was swelling with each strong gust. And the tree moved closer and closer to the neighbors house. I ran back to the husband, PRAY!!! I am!! So calm--doesn't he feel my panic?!?! Back to the window, more ground swell. Called the neighbors to tell them to move out of their living room--no answer. Back to my husband--
The Tree Came Down.
I have a cell phone video from a neighbor across the street, if you would like to see it email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I forward it to you.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I asked him what he would like for his birthday--"To wake up and find this has all been a dream." Not sure what store carries that, would love to fix it all for him.
Thanks to all who ask about him and pray for him, it sure does help. We are very aware of the prayers surrounding us. He received a card yesterday that stated that the sender has been praying extra since the day these new problems arose, and no one outside of our family has been aware of them until Dwight called the Drs. It is wonderful how God works.
We also have sampled the Moonglow pear, it has a different taste. I enjoyed it more than the Bartlett. Can't wait for next year, hopefully the Ayers tree will also bless us with fruit. Fruit trees: beauty in the spring, shade in the summer and fruit in the fall. (Also, our birds enjoy sitting in them and singing for us.)