Thursday, April 12, 2012

Gratitudes 28

Greetings and Holykisses,

A Few Random Blessings:

I'm thankful for my hardworking sweetheart.

For our Strongheart who's been extremely happy these days. ( We think he might have gotten bitten by the
you know what!!? )

And for our Music man.
I really like watching him weld; - I know; I know... I'm not supposed to watch! :)

For two funny calves that keep climbing up on this hill
and then laying down to watch the world from a different

For discovering some love left behind in the blonde brownies.

For a trusted friend who helped carry a burden,
and who always encourages me to use the gifts God gives.

I'm thankful for

For witnessing a bald eagle landing on the bank of our little pond
with Trent and his sweet girlfriend.

I'm thankful for the one and only wisteria blossom
hanging on the back of the potting shed.
It's been growing for years and never bloomed til this Spring!

For the hummingbird dining in red honeysuckle.

For a pretty beetlebug I never saw before.

For the seeds in our soil,
and sheer joy getting to plant them.

For the pitter patter of rain on the tin roof.

For help digging that horrid bamboo out of our yard.

For flowers everywhere: They've been my glimpse of a little bit
of heaven.

For Holy Communion on Easter Sunday.
-and that
my Jesus
is alive!!

For wing windows in the old Chevy,
and the simple pleasure of feelin the wind blowin through
my hair.

-and for the someone who really listened; giving
grace as well as their "very precious time."

I'm thankful for so many things.
So many people.
...For you!

Thanks Lord!

I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart,
And I will glorify Your name forevermore.
Psalm 86:12


Trace4J said...

Thankful for your encouragement this morning. I love reusing the old and making new. I can't wait to get out in the dirt again.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Love those calves on the hill!! Makes a mama's heart happy to see her kids happy! Lovely post, as always!!

Rebecca said...

Just beautiful, Lea. Sharing your joy and appreciation for blessings large and small ♥

From the Heart said...

Great "thank you's". You are truly blessed by the Father.

Dee said...

Your random Blessings are a blessing in themselves. Love the two funny calves laying down on the hill to watch the world from a different perspective...we all should do it.♥

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

I smiled at all your pictures, Lea! The little calves on the hill -- that was adorable!!!! But the picture I loved the most was the wisteria and that one blossom! You know, for several years mine did not bloom at all -- just lots of green and lots of vines. Then, out of the blue, one blossom like yours. And ever since, it's been loaded with flowers and seed pods that explode like firecrackers. I never touch it, never feed it, never trim it. It seems to like being left alone. I don't know how old yours is, but give it a chance! And give those two calves a smooch for me, won't you?????

Anonymous said...

Lea, my dear friend, I can't get thru on email so I'm letting you know I'm okay.
I love love the photos of your beautiful garden and all your planting.
A lot of hard work but what wonderful results and the harvest you will have. Praise God.



thefisherlady said...

this is so very joyous... and peaceful... and encouraging...
wonderful how words have power to give life...
The blessings of Jesus continue to be with you. I am sooo glad I came by for a visit! I smell all those gorgeous flowers!!!

Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

Amen and Amen ... We are so very Blessed in this life .. there are so many things that surround us every day to be thanful for ..for without the birds ..the sweet cows on the hill .. the beautiful blooms and the oh so many other blessings you mentioned ..our world wouldn't be quite so beautiful ..God created so many Good things !

I am so reminiscing on those window wings in the old truck .. I remember having those in our old trucks and loved them .. I wish they would bring them back ! ..that and we had a little pull bar that opened a vent in the floor of the truck and let air in ..that was awesome too .. Such Great memories ..I sure would like to take a walk back in time ..

Sending you a big Hug ..Leah ..

Sara said...

Lea, this is the first time I visited your blog and I must say how it made me smile (especially on this rainy day) You have a beautiful Blog, family and life..It was truly a blessing for me to come upon it! GOD BLESS....from one sweetie to another..Roxie

Sunnyside Up said...

Cathching UP on the Shabby today!
What a blessing!
Love your random blessing...
You make me SMILE!
Can I have a BIG corner of those brownies?? mmmm mmm ;)