Sunday, July 14, 2013

What Are you Here For?

What are you here for?  That was the question in today's sermon.  I'd say by now way more than one half my life is over and I'm hoping I can look at it and tell you some of the things I'm here for.  I'm here to walk with God.....I'm here to be a daughter, wife and mother and be the best I can be.  I'm here to be a good friend and to feed the hungry and I'm here to be a good listener and a prayer warrior for those in my sphere of atmosphere.

It has made me reflect all day and to ask the Lord to reveal His plan for the rest of my days, they pass so quickly.

I'm posting a picture of two of my closest cousins growing up.  I'm sure most people have family members they are pretty close to growing up and then we allow distance in many ways but it seems to me that as we age, we have a coming back together phase of our lives.  At least, it has been that way for me.

This is a picture of the two cousins that I was very close to growing up.  I had no sisters and we spent lots and lots of time together.  Mostly, I was trying to get the other two in trouble, I must admit!  The one in the middle is in need of much prayer so if you read this and you pray, just mention this to Him as you read and I know He will hear and answer prayer.  I love these girls.

What are you here for?  I hope you's important.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Enjoying Life

It has been so long since I blogged.....I think about it often but just do not take the time.  I'm having a wonderful summer so far.  As most of you know, I am currently helping my 86 year old mother.  She moved in 3 years ago when my dad got sick and I have had to care for her at times, much more than at other times. She fell on December 21 last year and put her left eye out.  It's a total mystery about what she hit to cause such a tragic injury.  At the time, I thought it most certainly would be fatal but alas, she has recovered all but the sight in that eye and she is actually doing better than she was before the fall.

This has allowed me and Tom, my husband, to get out and enjoy living on the lake together some.  We are so very blessed to have a boat slip on a lake near Winston-Salem NC.  We went out for just a bit on Saturday and I have the sweetest picture of Tom and his dog Zoe.  Zoe was a rescue from the pound and she was a gift from our daughter for his father's day two years ago.  Zoe has brought him much pleasure in his man cave.  He has a heated and air conditioned garage and Zoe abides with him in his hole.  I thought this was just a precious picture.......Did I mention that Tom is a Vietnam Veteran and finds few things in life where he really allows himself to relax....

Well now as to important things.......knitting.  I can say that I have just completed two very inspiring knits.  The Purple Haze probably took me 3 months to knit.  The yarn is luscious, maybe the best I have ever knitted with.  I have 2 more skeins to use and cannot decide what I will knit with those.  Here's the Purple one.......

And then there was this........a fun project and one that I KNOW I will wear once cold weather once again hits North Carolina.......this is sooooo cute although a bit pricey.