Today is simply a hodge-podge of rambling... :-)
My mom is holding up extremely well, I think...for all that she is experiencing. She may be released from the hospital tomorrow. Thank you all for praying about this.
It is hard to watch what she is going through right now. So a lot of time I feel I am in battle to keep my thoughts upbeat! God is my strength and encourager, and friends are such a blessing, near and far.
How do you like this little red beauty I found at a new thrift store the other day? I passed it on my way to the hospital and made a note to remember and stop for a quick look the next day. Love the pop of red it gives to the bird feeding area in the front yard...not to mention, Cardinals are one of my favorite birds! Katie thought the birds would be scared to eat from it, but not at all! :-)
This little ballerina fairy graces the area just below all the feeders. I love her feminine daintiness.
And this funky metal canine who should be guarding against the squirrels coming to rob my bird seed is NOT doing a very good job. I have to keep letting Kobe out to do the job right!
Here's my favorite bunny ...getting pretty old. Can't believe he has not been knocked over and cracked by the canine gang running around the yard chasing squirrels and chipmunks all the time. It's a miracle!!! Oh I see the leaves still in this flower bed. I have not gotten to this one yet with the rake and gotten mulch in its place. drat! So much to do... Can you see the little fiddleheads of the fern popping up already? love to watch these unfurl more and more each warm day.
Here are a few sneak-peeks of something else I got at the same new little thrift store I visited...I have been spending a few minutes here and there this week working on it..(It needed a lot of work!) I will show you the whole thing when I get done...It will involve some "wiring" by Da Man once again...so I'll have to wait and see. But I was excited to find it.
(a lot of piecing and reconnecting will be involved with the above. it was a mess.)
Here is another little cheerful bouquet I brought in from the yard yesterday afternoon. Flowers always make me smile and make a bright spot inside. I like that.
I remember all the winter posts I kept typing Come Spring!...and here she is...sigh.
And of course today is Maundy Thursday of this Holy Week of Easter. A moment to reflect and remember that last supper Christ had with HIS closest friends and followers. He did something that was a great example and life lesson to us. He washed their feet....their Leader and Teacher, the last one who would have done such, did the servant's job. He came to serve. He wants us to serve. He did one of the lowliest tasks there was to show His undying love for them. What a "live-out- loud" lesson. He wants us to serve others.
Love and hugs to all of my dear and cherished bloggy sisters whether we share the same faith or not. You are true friends in your love and comments and support of things I share and go through in this journey. I am grateful for you.
Thank you for lifting up my Justin, and the other military people you know of who are also serving us by fighting, and defending our lives and freedoms back home.
God bless them and God bless you.