Tuesday, January 27, 2015

An Ordinary Day

Well, here I sit next to the fire on this cold Winter's night.  Two of our Grandboys spent the night last night.  So, I am relaxing since I  was up and at it early this morning.
Elek was the first one awake.  He sat up, looked at the clock and said..."It's 6:00, that means it's the morning."   Yawn....after about 5 minutes I crawled out of bed and Xavier soon followed, asking if I would make pancakes.
So, like a good Grammy, I whipped up a batch and served the boys breakfast, they were surely good with my coffee.
Xavier had school, so it was brush your teeth, wet down his bed head and get dressed.  His Mama came and off they went, with him complaining about how mean the new Gym Teacher is.  LOL.
Elek stayed until early afternoon, then I took him home, on my way to give a dear shut in a hair cut and run a few errands.  And you know me...a trip through Tim Hortons, for my favorite coffee was high on my list.
After getting home, I vacuumed all the while, finding Lego' s along the way.  A sure sign that my boys were here.  :)  Enjoyed my coffee, watched a bit of TV and then it was was time to get Supper ready.
Of course, after Supper I loaded the dishwasher and then, decided I had better mix up a double batch of bread dough...our bread supply is getting low.  (I haven't bought bread in weeks)  Store bought just doesn't compare to home made.
So, here I sit...mulling over my day and well, it was just about perfect.
God is good...He makes ordinary days...extraordinary!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Things Old And New

Our prompt of the month is "All Things New."    While pondering this, I realize that the term " Sr. Citizen"...is now me and that is certainly new!  And with this new title, comes lots of new things.
First off, saggy skin.  Oh, and lots off it!  Bat wings now flap, where once thin, firm arms held my babies...who are now well into their thirties.
And I have 6 wonderful Grandbabies...which isn't so new, since my Maddy will graduate this year and go off to College in the Fall.  That will be a new and exciting experience for her and my prayers for her, will surely be starting a new direction.
But most importantly...there is a new awareness of how short, this life is...compared to Eternity with Jesus.
No, I don't yearn for younger days and I am, truly thankful for every part of this aging process and the wisdom that comes with it. I am healthy, active and truly loved.  How grateful I am for all that God has given me.
Some day, I will leave this earth for a new home, one that Jesus has prepared just for me...Because in Him, I am a new creation and I will live eternally, like all Believers that have gone before me.
No, there is nothing new under the sun...God ordained it so.

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again...there is nothing new under the sun.    Ecclesiastes 1:9
 ~Blessings y'all.