Written by Sue, Saturday, Nov.26, 2011 Beautiful day, sunny temps. 70
I hope your Thanksgiving Day was filled with many blessings, we had a beautiful, quiet Thanksgiving, it was spent relaxing and just being "thankful".
Yesterday, I worked on decorating for a very "special birthday" that will be coming soon, One that the whole world celebrates too. Since this is such a special celebration, I like to really spark things up around the Farmhouse. I want Him to look down and see the lights shining, both inside and outside, to see how we celebrate His birth, but mostly to see my heart shinning for Him!
I know you know whose birthday we are celebrating, It is the most special person in all of our lives, "Jesus" is just one of His names, but that is the intimate name I call Him.
I will be telling you more about this celebration soon, showing how we decorated, and celebrated for His birthday....
For today, I want to share how my day was so special yesterday...
I don't go shopping on Black Friday, never, ever,
besides I have a birthday to get ready for, and time is passing swiftly. ~smile~ As I was decorating Mr P. went to my sister Judy's to winterize her home, she has been widowed for 10 years, Mr P. helps look after her home and rental property.
I get a call from him about 1.p.m. telling me he is on his way home, he also asks me if I have eaten lunch, he knows when I get busy, I don't take time to stop and eat. I kinda hee hawed around and admitted to half of a peanut butter sandwich. His reply "you have got to have more than that, guess what I have for you?" I love the Chicken Thai salad from Penera Bread, yep. Does he know me or what?
That's not the end of the story... After giving me the salad, he goes back outside, comes in with his arms loaded with these...
Wait! Wait! the story doesn't end here. He points to the driveway and there sits these two guys, all smiling at me... And to an avid gardener, you think you have hit pay dirt.
And there is still more to my story,.... and this tops the cake, while I was taking the picture,of my urns he places this by the tree.... It's an antique oak rocker.. Oak is one my favorite woods.
Such amazing details, the curved seat, and the etched carvings.
OH! if this rocker could talk, what stories she could tell. I wonder how many babies were rocked in this chair, or how many times a lady sat reading her bible and having special quiet times with Jesus. I wonder how many times she has knelt beside it and prayed?
Last but not least, Mr P. gave me this sprig of mistletoe, to which I gave and received a kiss!
Now where did he get all these gifts? The salad we already know where it came from, but the poinsettias came from Lowe's. It seems Mr P. needed more caulking and while there he saw they were 99 cents each, and couldn't resist. A man outside Lowe's gave him the mistletoe, but Mr. P gave him $1.00 for it. I have to be real careful if Mr P. hears me say I would like to have thus and so he will somehow try and get it. Lucky for him I am not a diamonds and BMW gal.~ LOL~ Hmmm, maybe I need to rethink this.
The garden urns and the antique oak rocker came from sister, she told him she just wanted to get them out of her way. "Out of her way" why my name is "Jimmie", and I will take all that you "gimme". Did I tell you it came with a new chair pad?
She happily sits by the fireplace in our bedroom, where she is much wanted.
They say someones junk can become another's treasure, I am so thankful for my special treasures!..
The gifts definitely are special, but the thoughtfulness of my dear sweet husband means more to me than any words I could pen. I am always awed by the greatness of "God", and how he chose this man for me. It is not about things, though I enjoy the beautiful things he provides, but about relationships. It would have been so easy for him to have gotten his caulking and left, as I know he was not thrilled about being in the holiday shopping rush. Mr P. knew I enjoyed a certain salad, antiques and always plants, he has taken the time to get to know me as I have also taken the time to get to know him, thus our relationship is bonded and strong. We "KNOW" each other.
Isn't it this way with our Savior, Jesus, He desires this same type of relationship with us, one where we intimately "know Him", You see, He already knows us, but in order for a relationship to bond closely it takes two. My desire is to "know Him" more intimately than ever. As I plan for this upcoming special birthday celebration, may I continue to keep in my heart that "Jesus is the real reason for the season".