Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday and I'm Here... Kinda'


I was hoping to write more about Beauty today but that is not going to happen.  Just going out to get something from the deep freeze (that turkey I bought on sale after Thanksgiving) exhausted me and I had to set the brightness on the computer screen to low just to type.  I still can't see clearly.

However, it is Sunday and I am HERE!

I thought I would share the photo above after my daughter posted some of her wedding photos on Facebook on her anniversary.  Looks at how little Christopher was here!  This photo really shows the twelve years there are between my older and younger kids... and yes, he was a surprise.  A good surprise but still we didn't think we could have more children.  I can't imagine life without him.

When the medications kept me sleeping most of the day, Mrs. Christopher sent homemade chicken soup to our house via Hubby.  I had not been eating very much (still not eating much) so I needed good nutrition and oh my, that was the most delicious chicken soup I have ever had. 

I need to ask her what the veggies were in with the chicken and stock.  I'm pretty sure kale was one of them.  It made for three healthy and yummy meals. I was so proud of her and thankful for Piper is "on the move" and getting anything accomplished right now is not easy.  Not to mention she is becoming one great cook!

I admit to struggling at times with the feeling that the best years are behind me.  It was particularly strong during these weeks of illness.  However, God has been reminding me that whatever happens here... the best is yet to come.  St. Paul told us we cannot even imagine those wonderful things God has in store for those who love Him.

But even then... not even thinking Eternally... we are all in the place on that Journey He has for us right now and in this time and this place.  We don't live in the past or the future, we live today.  It is Sunday and everyone reading this (even after Sunday) is... HERE.  For a reason.  Right where He wants us.  Knowing our strengths and our weaknesses and our limitations.  That should give us all something to ponder this week.

Now it is necessary to close my eyes for awhile.  I could use prayer to completely recovery physically and that my eyes recover.  Everything is still kinda' blurry, even with my glasses on.  Once again, proofreading is hard so grace may be needed.

So many people asked about the garden shoes here and on Instagram.  They are fabulous.  I already had boots so I didn't need their wellies, the shoes are just right.  Reviewers said to order a size up if you wear a half size shoe like I do and they were right. Especially if you will be wearing socks. (Although I've found garden shoes and wellies don't often fit the same as regular shoes, especially in the heel.) 

The shoes are Sloggers and I ordered them through Amazon with credit (thank you!).  Info... here.  There are other cute options and of course, various sizes.. 

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17 comments:

l hoov said...

Rest and get better, knowing many are out here praying for your complete recovery. Snuggles with a kitty are highly recommended :-). LynneinMN

It's Just Dottie said...

SENDING PRAYERS AND HUGS.....

It's Just Dottie said...

I am sending prayers and hugs.....

Florence said...

Hope you are feeling better soon.

Deanna Rabe said...

Praying for you friend! May God restore your sight fully and soon!

Trust God for this season in your life - you're right that He still has work for you to do for Him!

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Praying for you, dear Brenda. Praying for your health and especially the health of your eyes. Remember that spring is on the way! Today was the first day of daylight savings time here in Ohio and I love it being light out an hour later. How loving of your daughter in law to make a delicious chicken soup for you! So kind!

Rebecca said...

Praying for you this evening. Thankful for your DIL's ministry to you. Nothing more appropriate than soup! Rest in knowing God is in control and concerned about you - body, spirit, mind, etc. “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.” (Julian of Norwich) Some have called it her "radical optimism"! WhatEVER it is, I need it, too :)

Anonymous said...

You are right--God put us in this time and this place--that's an awesome thought to me--to know His plan for me is for here and now.
Prayer for your healing and for strength for each day. Glad you were able to post today. Thank God for a sweet daughter-in-love and her care and thoughtfulness to you. You are blessed. Blessings, Sharon D.

Anonymous said...

P. S. Love the picture of your daughter and son. Precious, so sweet!
Sharon D.

Anonymous said...

Praying for your complete healing, recovery and renewed strength in Jesus's Name! Homemade Chicken soup is the Best for colds! God bless your sweet daughter-in-law!
{{Hugs!}}
Laura C. (WA)

Vee said...

Praying for you to be feeling better and that your eyes will heal and clear. (I had two years of fuzzy vision and it is not easy. I still struggle with it sometimes.) You always have the best words for us on Sunday. I appreciate your faithfulness and your thoughts. Oh I am so thrilled that your daughter-in-law made some delicious chicken noodle soup. I fell in love with the stuff when my daughter-in-law made some for John and me. Oh it was heavenly so I am imagining the recipe you received...kale...ahhhh...

Living on Less Money Blog said...

I'm so sorry to hear you have been so sick, Brenda! I hope you recover quickly.

I appreciated what you wrote about the thoughts you struggled with. I've fought those same thoughts at times. I loved the Scripture you shared and also your exhortation. I'm going to go back and read it again.

Take care of yourself!

Ann said...

May God lay his merciful hand of healing upon you from the very top of your head to the bottom of your feet and may you feel His constant presence in your life. Especially may He touch your eyes and restore good vision so that you may continue inspiring each of us through your "ponderings".

Penny O'Neill said...

While I do not comment on your lovely blog, I read it regularly, finding such helpful hints, meaningful thoughts and blessings with each post. Thank you.
It is good to read that your health is improving. Concerned, as I know you are a Type ! Diabetic, I did a quick perusal and realize that you have already been connected with a retinal specialist. My reason for concern is that my husband is also T1D, and has been for nearly 50 years. We have been married 44 years. All things considered, he is doing pretty well, but, he is also brittle and some days are more of a challenge than others, and he does have diabetic retinopathy in both eyes as well as macular edema in one. I only mention this to encourage you to see your retinologist if you have not already with this bout of illness. You have mentioned blurry vision. Please forgive me if I am being too forward, it is out of understanding and concern. God bless you.

Judy said...

Praying the Lord will graciously restore your literal vision, even as He continues to reveal to you, His vision for your blogging - as an encourager of others in the faith.

Sunshine said...

oh sweet friend, praying!!!! I am so sorry to read this. Sunshine

Vee said...

💐☀️🍕☕️ Peeking in with gifts if only I could drop off a bouquet, provide sunshine, a slice of hot delicious pizza, and a cup of coffee or tea.