Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Blessing of a Friend

Yesterday my husband and I both took off work to do "yard work" and "project day". We seeded more grass, fertilized grass, looked at grass, mowed grass!! He loves grass! I think it's partly because his daughter is getting married on his grass in June ! We also cleaned out flower beds, and I got caught up on laundry and dishes! (Update...Mr. Repair man came and checked out my dryer...blown fuse...$86.16...could have been worse so there is a blessing!) I hate to think how many loads I've done since he walked out the front door.

Since I was off work yesterday, I got up early today to get to work by 7:00 a.m. to see what damage had been done in a room with 19 8/9 year olds. I had an 8:00 meeting and then had observers in my room at 9:00 to check out Reading class. I think it was 1:00 when I made it to the little girls room for my first bathroom break. Not healthy! I think it was 3:00 when I had uncovered my desk and had quiet time. Got home around 4:30 and did the supper/laundry/dishes thing. As usual R was out watering and looking at grass and at 7:15 I said for him to take a break and let it grow and we could walk to the mailbox! When I got there, R said I had a package and low and behold....The Blessing of a Friend!! I was so surprised and excited.
Miss just made my heart melt. :0)
(She has THE most uplifting, lovely, adorable, encouraging Blog!!...check her will love it....her love of God and Jesus and her faith are so inspiring...she quotes the most beautiful verses from the Bible that are just the right medicine) I love her music!! I put it on LOUDLY when I clean and work around the house! She sent me the most beautiful necklace that she made. It is soooooo me!! I can't wait to wear it tomorrow! I love it! And she sent me a book she had on her review that I was hoping to read this summer! I will probably start sooner than that now!! Thank you Thank you Thank you from the bottom of my heart...You are so sweet. And your words about surviving and enjoying a wedding were so thoughtful and I will take your advice.
A treasure at the end of a long day!

I'm really glad my girls initials are L ~ H ~ D......or I could be in trouble! It's amazing how many of my things turn up missing and yet I'm often reminded of how "outdated" and "unfashionable" I can be. (Right girls???????)

I have met such wonderful new friends on my blog and you are a comfort at the end of many of my days. Most of you are Christian women that believe in prayer. I would like to ask for a prayer for my daughter L who is getting married and job hunting for an elementary position. With all the budget cuts going on, it is a blessing right now to "keep" your job, let alone get a job. But if you have a moment, will you put her job search in your prayers. God always always answers and he knows what is the best for her situation and will provide what is needed. What a comforting thing it is to turn it over to him. Thank you so much.

...that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. John 16:23

Have a wonderful nights rest....and a terrific Thursday!!

Here's my latest saying : (Haley Beth and I have been saying this one a lot!)

Speak kind words and you will hear kind echoes!!


Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Oh how sweet. I am glad you like it.
You have a good night's rest!

jamjar said...

What a lovely gift, and you're right about Carrie's is very uplifting! You are such a blessing to so many people I'm happy that She blessed you with that wonderful surprise! Love and blessings.

A Gardner's Cottage said...

Who would have thought that such sweet blessing would come from sharing words on a blog! I love how God works. Enjoy! :)

Lacey said...

Thank you for the prayers and thoughts! :)

Your "unfashionable" shirt may have gotten me a job, or at least got me through an interview!

I think that I speak for the girls when I say how thankful we are that you have this blog!