Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Counting My Blessings

Tonight I am thankful for Gods many blessings in my life...He is so good!
Today, I have shopped for groceries, ran errands with my Tomer and even bought a few Christmas gifts while out and about.
Came home and cleaned til everything's shining and now my Pumpkin Pies are cooling and the Lime Pie is in the fridge. Yippee! I am tired, but it's a good tired. Contented, I must say...for God has blessed me with excellent health and the strength to do whatever I set my hands to. And believe me, that is surely a blessing from the Lord.
So, tomorrow I will rise early to prepare my Turkey and dressing. And as always, we (Tomer&I) will have Pumpkin Pie and Coffee for Breakfast and enjoy the quiet of the morning. Then it will be off to decorate our tables and get ready for our precious girls and their families to arrive.
So, tonight my heart is full. I am loved...God is good...Oh, I am blessed.
~Thanksgiving Blessings

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Once there was a giving tree who loved a little boy.
And everyday the boy would come to play
Swinging from the branches, sleeping in the shade
Laughing all the summer’s hours away.
And so they love,
Oh, the tree was happy.
Oh, the tree was glad.

But soon the boy grew older and one day he came and said,
"Can you give me some money, tree, to buy something I’ve found?"
"I have no money," said the tree, "Just apples, twigs and leaves."
"But you can take my apples, boy, and sell them in the town."
And so he did and
Oh, the tree was happy.
Oh, the tree was glad.

But soon again the boy came back and he said to the tree,
"I’m now a man and I must have a house that’s all my home."
"I can’t give you a house" he said, "The forest is my house."
"But you may cut my branches off and build yourself a home"
And so he did.
Oh, the tree was happy.
Oh, the tree was glad.

And time went by and the boy came back with sadness in his eyes.
"My life has turned so cold," he says, "and I need sunny days."
"I’ve nothing but my trunk," he says, "But you can cut it down
And build yourself a boat and sail away."
And so he did and
Oh, the tree was happy.
Oh, the tree was glad.

And after years the boy came back, both of them were old.
"I really cannot help you if you ask for another gift."
"I’m nothing but an old stump now. I’m sorry but I’ve nothing more to give"
"I do not need very much now, just a quiet place to rest,"
The boy, he whispered, with a weary smile.
"Well", said the tree, "An old stump is still good for that."
"Come, boy", he said, "Sit down, sit down and rest a while."
And so he did and
Oh, the trees was happy.
Oh, the tree was glad.
Written by Shel Silverstein

This morning my sweet Miss Em wanted to read me this book before she went off to school. To say that it touched me is an understatement...sigh. To me this tree represents life. It gives freely...its leaves fall like our tears. And when you think it has given its provides rest for a weary soul.
Thank you God for the giving trees...


Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veterans Day

Sgt. Thomas J. Andrews...Ubon, Thailand 1971.
(my Tomer)

"Heroes don't wear capes they wear Dog Tags!"
Today, I am thankful for all of our Veterans and the brave men and women who are serving still.
~God Bless America

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Here it is Saturday...Tomer left early this morning for a Church Leadership Conference. So Xavier and I enjoyed watching Toy Story 3, while his Mama snoozed on the loveseat. (she works midnights) We snuggled, drank coffee (yes, grammy gives him a small cup of his own) he drew pages filled with stars then cut them out with care. And we just lolled the morning away. Such precious moments that I cherish. For one day he will be grown like our Maddy and I will miss this time with him...sigh.
After Manda finished her nap, she and Xavie headed for home and I got busy around here. The house is vacuumed, dusted and the bathroom wiped down. Now, it's time for the dreaded grocery shopping! It's really sad, that I now have to talk mself into this chore that I once looked forward to! But thank the Lord, good ol' Dollar General has finally come to our area and I happily find myself there at least once a week! I have shopped its aisles, since a young person in my beloved Tennessee and love it for its convenience and great prices. So, I will making my list and checking it twice...they often have $5 off coupons if you spend $25 or more (I actually have 2 if anyone needs one) and seeing that I need cleaning supplies etc., etc....I will easily meet their quota. If you have never shopped at Dollar General...stop in. I highly recommend it...they have lots of seasonal decor and candles...their candles are great and can be found burning here every night. Well, enough of my rambling. I pray that you have a blessed, peaceful weekend...God is faithful!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ditzy But Glorious

Have you ever felt a bit ditzy? I have! Why? Because there are times when my Tomer looks at me like I have lost my mind. In fact...he has even said "I can't believe you" and that's not because I have spoken an untruth. It's because, he just doesn't get what I am saying! Sheesh.
Now, I do not claim to be a Rhodes Scholar but for crying out loud...don't I complete him??? Lol. I know, I know, life is certainly not like those romantic movies...thank God. And I am understanding in my old age, that men and women are indeed different and God made it so for a reason. I accept that! Yes, indeed I do.
Tomer works to provide for me and in return, I make this house a home that he longs to come home to.
But, the things that we have in common, God also made loving our families and serving God with our whole hearts. So, though he might not always understand my reasoning...that is okay. Why? Because God doesn't make mistakes and we were made for each other! How glorious is that?