Monday, May 11, 2009

Memories Were Made Today!

Today my kids and I headed out to the local nurseries to find the best flowers for our yard. We are having a church picnic at our house on Memorial Day, so we are cleaning up around the place and planting flowers. We went to the local Amish greenhouse and found the most beautiful haning basket of geraniums. Then it was on the a nursery on the other side of the county to find more geraniums and impatients. LOTS of Impatients. As we loaded them in the car and said hello to the owner's two dogs, we decided to go looking for some Basil and tomatoes. Those were found at the greenhouse in town. After heading to Wal Mart and then back to the Amish store, it was onward towards home. We planted those beautiful and delicate flowers in large pots and put them in strategic placed in the yard. What a difference it made. My yard went from just green to splashes of green, red, pink, purple, orange, rust, and white. It was beautiful. It made me stop and think about the little things that God gives us to enjoy Him. The flowers, the birds and butterflies... these are all just God's paintbrush. It is like God is saying, "Look what I can do." I enjoyed spending time with my children as we went looking for the flowers and then planting them. I am sure this has been the best spring season in a long time, just because I was able to spend the time with my kids. Memories were made today. Take time to stop, smell the flowers and listen to what God has to say to you.
Until next time...

Major Storms

This last Friday morning, May 8, 2009, I awoke to a very scary storm. As I laid there, I heard the sound of a very loud "train" coming OVER the house. I felt God saying, "GET UP NOW!". I jumped up and found my family still sleeping. The DISH network was out so I could not look at a radar picture. Something just said to get everyone in the hall. I woke my husband up and said that we needed to get in the hall. Pulling the kids out of bed, we grabbed the animals and took cover. As we prayed, we heard the sound of cracking wood and close lightening strikes. WOW, what might power God has. Our power went out about ten minutes after that. When it was over, we ventured outside and found a lot of damage....trees or tree limbs down, water WATER everywhere....poles and lines down... amazing how wind can make.

We found out that the damage was wide spread and that we were the lucky ones. I am so thankful that God was protecting us.