Good morning Folks ~ This is a new day, the morning after a big crying meltdown last evening. It is a bright, sunshiny morning, birds are singing and I’ve a soothing you-tube video on my lap top. I came out to the caravan with my second/final cup of coffee for the morning, for a switch of scenery. This is the last project Mark and I were working on together. Unfinished so far, as I’ve a bunch of other stuff that I need to work on. All in good time this will be finished. It’s a sweet space. A piece of junk, refurbished and turned into a little happy spot. Once finished, we were going to sleep out here while we worked on the bedroom in the cottage, laying flooring and doing walls, but alas. We don’t know why things work out the way they do, but my belief is that God knows and He brought me to this place in my life to draw me closer to Him. Mark is with God in a much better place than here. May I be a light to others as to the goodness of God, in our darkest moments.
I cried so much and so hard last night my stomach ached and I just plain ol’ hurt. One of my worst bouts of grief yet. I was going to call Dotti, the founder of our widow’s group, but was just sobbing too much. I prayed that maybe she would call me, well, she didn’t call me but she emailed me and that was better as I was a sobbing mess. She emailed me a piece about ‘getting over it’. Not something we can do or should do. It was just what I needed. I ended up posting it in our Friends Needing Friends, widow’s blog and you can read the piece here if you wish to.
After a nice shower, and a cup of peppermint/green tea, and taking a St. John’s wort capsule and a Vit. C, and acidophilus I crawled into bed with a book I am re-reading, 'The Widow Directed to the Widow's God', by John Angell James. By lights out, my heart and mind were much calmer and I had a good sleep. I am thankful for that and this new day and my many blessings.
Here are some photos I took this morning.
Through the door window,
you can see a little garden area I made yesterday with container plants.
Looking east to the clothesline area.
Yesterday I did more weeding in front of this building, you can see it piled up on the driveway runner. I also hung two iron pieces on the wall, an old wheel above the big wheel, and an old car tire rim next to it on the bottom. The grass is like straw these days as we’ve not had any rain in weeks now. I don’t water anything back there except for potted plants and garden beds.
This is looking southwest towards the workshop.
Little container garden.
Mark bought me the shell birdbath a few years ago for my birthday when we stopped at a yard sale. He got it for $5.
Well, the sun is rising higher, I need to wash and hang out some laundry, eat breakfast and do more puttering.
Whatever you do today, count your blessings, look for the good and beauteous, and enjoy. Ask for strength and peace and healing when you need it.
Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady