My friend Michelle, is celebrating her first birthday in heaven on Monday, and I am filled with mixed emotions. (Buttons of Love) I am saddened that with all of modern medicine, she was still taken so young. When I hug each of her three precious girls….I am hugging them for her, too. And when I look at that big old moon, I still half expect to get a text from Michelle asking, “Have you seen the moon tonight?”
But what I see more than anything, is what she has left behind. Like that laughter in her daughters’ eyes, and their quick-witted minds, her stubbornness & intelligence, a non-stop energy, a deep caring for animals & nature, plus that never give up attitude. Her husband is the very best daddy three little girls could ever wish for… She has left us with the spirit of hope, and we are forever grateful.
Happy Birthday, Michelle. We miss you dearly, and we are celebrating you. Thank you for every little thing that you left here with us.
Good Night, Moon…
This toad lives in our bucket.
The water and compost from the bucket feed the tomato plants.
The dogs eat every tomato they can reach while the toad observes the circus and stays in the safety of his ring.
If you are waiting on a profound statement about now….well…I got nothing. So let’s hear it from you. Any moral to this story?
Happy Day. Be Nice to People. ♥
p.s. These are the maters that we replanted after I killed the first ones. They are big and beautiful and still producing!( How to Kill Tomatoes in Six Weeks)
There were things I didn’t tell you
While you were still beneath my wing….
Some because you would not listen and some,
because I did not yet know…..
Birthday Blessings, my son. ♥
If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies. ~Author Unknown
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. ~Richard Bach
Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower. ~Hans Christian Andersen
Posted in animals, Oklahoma, Reflections, Tulsa
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Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (Philippians 4:8)
(post # 500! huggles to all….be nice to people!)
It’s the little things, right?
Be Kind to others.
It’s not that I like mowing the lawn, nor do I dislike it. I’m simply practical in that I’d rather keep the money in my pocket than pay someone. I am kinda particular on how I want it done. Yes….the exercise is good. But typically by August, we are mowing just every couple of weeks as the grass is white from drought. This year the Lord has blessed us with an abundance of rain and cooler summer temps…. hence mowing twice a week. Thank you Lord….
Then….this happened. As I was trimming away with the weed eater yesterday, my web-footed neighbor appeared.
Off into my garage he went! And then….this happened….there were two!
The morning just got better and better after this surprise visit. It made me more aware of my surroundings. This lawn stuff ??? Glad to do it. Well, at least for today.
By the way, as I was working on a project in our garage last night….THREE ducks came to keep me company. Smile.
Be nice to people. We never know what a person may be dealing with in their life.
(Happy Birthday Stebo! ♥ )
August 8th, 1954, my parents were married in the parsonage of a little Nazarene Church in Marlow, Oklahoma. There is much I could share with you about them and the positive influence that they have had on the lives of our family and most anyone who’s ever known them….but I think the words below pretty much sum it up~
I was hungry and you gave me food. I was thirsty and you gave me drink. I was a stranger and you invited me inside. When I needed clothes, you clothed me…
Whatever you did for one in need, you did for ME. (a paraphrase of a portion of Matthew 25)
Happy Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary, Mom and Dad!
Thank you both for all you do for others. Still. Much love and enjoy your celebration!
(Want to know more? Read “Love Story“, by my mom.)
Posted in Family, Oklahoma, Reflections, Relationships
Tagged 60th Anniversary, from this day forward, Happy Anniversary, Marlow OK, Matthew 25, Mom and Dad, Sixty Years, The least of these