This blog is dedicated to my dear family who live many miles away, and to you dear ladies , who have a heart for keeping the home fires burning. You, who love and cherish your family, and have a desire to create a home that says "Welcome, you are loved and cared for."
My desire is that when you leave that you will be encouraged and know that you too are loved.
Here's what happened, my primary dr was on vacation, I was told to go to the ER, I called my in town neurologist, and found that he had passed away, (shock) I then called my neurology surgeon in Raleigh, they advised me to go to the ER asap. So we did, I was taken back immediately to try and stabilize my bp, later admitted, and now the wait begins.
I have been stabilized after 24 hrs. Just waiting for more tests and results. Please pray specifically for great results on my test, wisdom from the DRs. On what protocol to go with. And that God's peace will continue to rest on me and my family., as this has been so unexpected for us.
Philippians 4:6-7 be anxious for nothing, but in everything,by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus
As this week is coming to an end, I must say it has been so nice to have this break.
It was so overdue!I had no idea how exhausted we were.
So what have I/we been doing, spending as much time with Jack, he is not doing well, lately has had many visits to the vet. I should have written a book(post) on how he came to live with us. He needed us and we needed him, I am not yet ready to say "goodby." He has an appetite, which is a good thing. Like me, old age is catching up.
My! how summer is passing, I have finished most of my canning, just a few Lima beans and I will be done until fall when the grapes and apples are ready.
This gives me a break to finish some projects and much needed gardening, which I truly enjoy!My roses have done so well this year. This is one of them, isn't it pretty, I wish I knew the name.
Dh and I decided we would take a wee break this week, and do what ever we wanted, which we have been doing each day, sleeping a little later, lingering over devotions on the porch, and over breakfast. We have also been doing a little shopping at two of our favorite stores, Lowe's where we found this great deal,(half price) on double knockout roses, there are 6 more in the car.
and Tractor Supply where I found these lovely planters, also half price.
We have also been shopping for a new refrigerator, I thought I had found one until I got home and realized it was not going to work, so much for relying on my judgement of measurements, so back to Lowe's with the right measurements. I'm sure none of you have ever done this before. ~Wink~
We are also getting some much needed rain today with cooler temps., still humid though.
I took these photos at about 5 p.m. today, the soil will be perfect for planting the rose bushes tomorrow.
Very seldom do we get days this time of year with low humidity, and temperatures in the 80's.
Yesterday was the beginning of such blessings which will take us through Wednesday! I am so enjoying this break as we have had an extremely hot spring and now an even hotter summer. When you have to work outside in extreme conditions like we have had, it can take a toll on your body. Last week as I was walking (very early), I really began to pray in earnest about our weather and asking for some rain and relief from the heat, which brings me to my thoughts for today.
Colossians 4:2 Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;
I recently read in my devotional about prayer and how we should pray, the writer made the point that there was a big difference between general prayers, and specific prayers, and that most times people pray general prayers, he emphasized the importance of specific prayers. I thought long and hard about this, and asked myself, 'how many times did I pray general prayers,' such as 'God bless so and so', I decided that I would begin to pray more specific prayers when praying for family, friends, or someone, our country, our president.
I hope you are having a great Sunday,