Good morning Folks ~ Yesterday was kind of rough, but I made it with God’s grace, peace and strength, flowing through and surrounding me. I went to bed feeling less stressful and depressed, more looking forward to today, and I slept really well last night. I am thankful.
I had a follower of my blog FlowerLady’s Creations, email me asking if everything was ok, because I had not posted there since Sept. So I posted there this morning to let those followers what happened. I forgot all about that blog.
Well, my last post to that blog had two pieces that I was working on at the time, and I haven’t touched since then. This one is so ‘right’ for me now, I just didn’t know how ‘right’ it would be at that time. God knew though, as He knows every little detail of our lives and He is here for us at all times. This is still a work in progress, as I am.
Yesterday morning I found out I won a give-away from Sandra of some sweet hand crafted pieces and an Amish cookbook. You can read about the give-away here and I’ll post a picture when her pkg arrives. Her blog is sweet, filled with recipes, crafts, home schooling, being a military wife, and her love of life, Diary of a Stay-at-Home Mom. Then last evening, I found out I won another give-away from Grace, and here is a link to the book I won, ‘Courage of the Soul’. Grace has two blogs: Subplots by Grace and Gardening with Grace.
Mark always loved hearing that I won give-aways, and to have won two close to each other and find out on the same day he would have really enjoyed. Thank you Sandra and thank you Grace.
I stopped at the library on the way to work yesterday to return books and to see what else I might want to bring home.
One was ‘Reawakening to Life ~ Renewal After a Husband’s Death’ and it is really good. I got 3 others too to inspire me in my new journey. Then I headed to the garden book dept. and found these two ~ “Orleans Embrace with The Secret Gardens of the Vieux Carre” and “The Tropical Garden”. The Tropical Garden has given me much inspiration and I wrote down some ideas for around here. And I’m looking forward to ‘Orleans Embrace’ as our gardens here are rather secret in that no one knows they exist as we are fenced in from the busy 4 lane road out front. I know this book will be inspiring too.
Each day is a gift. I want to grow and be thankful with each one.