Loving My Life as Wife, Mother and Grandmother

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Morning Glories.........

Hello to my friends and I've missed you all! I've been trying to take it easy...but life keeps throwing BIG hurdles my way. When you're trying to rest and recooperate, that is not exactly what you need :( I know the Bible says that "God will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able: but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it."
* Cor. 10:13...I am feeling like I have reached my limit of earthly (battles) and trials. Please continue to remember my family in prayer. I try hard to be a positive person and to always put others first. But lately...I'm having a hard time in that area. I seem to not be able to pull myself up and out...and to see past my own hardships. So please pray that God lead me out of the sorry path of problems that keep coming my way...
I got a lovely card from Eileen and a lovely post card from Jackie! I appreciate your kind thoughts and your thinking of me and keeping me in your prayers...thanks so much!!
I've been trying hard to find things to be thankful for....I was pleasantly surprised when I walked outside to make a trip to the garden and found this...Where I had found a couple of blooms a while back....I found my windmill covered in the most beautiful flowers...I had thought it wasn't going to do much. But this, was a wonderful and happy thing to see :)

Some of the blooms were tipped in purple.....just gorgeous!!! This did bring a happy feeling to my melancholy outlook :)

Our pear tree out front was also trying to make me smile....and it did!!
It has had the most beautiful colored leaves appear this week! Beautiful burgundy..just gorgeous! And you can see all the brown oak leaves...Mark is going to have some fun with those tomorrow :)
I thought this pot of mums was done blooming as well. It surprised me with some beautiful blossoms too! (It's sitting next to Sammy's big pumpkin...yes, it's still with us!)
Marks fall garden has been providing us with some very delicious broccoli! He planted 18 broccoli and 18 cabbage plants. The cabbage will be ready soon! We've been having some yummy meals of vegetable soup and broccoli with cheese and rice....It is so much better than from the store or frozen...
I finally finished my other little quilt...it's a nice throw size. I love the cute little teddies on the back!!It's been nice to cuddle up with since I'm not feeling well. I can cuddle up with the book I've been trying to read. Normally, I'm a quick reader...but since I've not been feeling well...every time I start reading..I get through a few pages and get tired and end up falling asleep :) I'm hoping to sit and try to get done with it this weekend. (If I can stay awake :) Elizabeth got a call from John in Afghanistan today and also on thursday...I was so happy to hear that he doing alright. He is suppose to be home in the U.S. December 18th. I am so happy that he will be home soon!! Please know that I think of each one of you daily and keep you in my prayers. You are all such kind and thoughtful friends...I appreciate that so much!
Thank you for your prayers too...The (village) is a wonderful place to be :) Love and Hugs to each one of you!!!
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Heb. 10:25
With Love, Jerelene


Sniffles and Smiles said...

You've been a very busy lady...if this is your idea of resting...LOL...Wow!! Your photographs are beautiful...your quilt is amazing!!! You are so talented! I continue to pray for you, and for healing...Love you so much!!! Janine XO

Diana said...

Hi Jerelene,
I was so hoping that you would be feeling better by now. It is so strange how our posts were similar don't ya think?
Just keep resting, I know how hard that is to do when you have other people to take care of, but you obviously need it.
You don't want to end up how I was.
I will keep praying for you and your family Jerelene. You need to get better before Thanksgiving!
Love Di

Eileen said...

Hi, Jerelene, I'm sorry you're still having such a hard time of it.
You are in my thoughts and in my prayers.

"Whatever the circumstances, whatever the call, whatever the duty, whatever the price, whatever the sacrifice, His Strength will be your strength in you hour of need." ~ Billy Graham

I'm glad that Elizabeth heard from her John and I will keep him in my prayers also.

I love all your Blessings and I love how you went in search of them.
Feel better, Sweetie.
Love and Prayers,

Teacher's Pet said...

Jerelene...it saddens Jackie to know that you are still not feeling well. You are such a positive person, and I knew that when I hadn't heard from you in a while that something was probably wrong. I hug you real good...and please know that you are in my thoughts. Take care of you, my friend.
Smiles from Jackie

Rebecca said...

Your example of looking for the beauty...thinking of things that are praiseworthy, etc. is admirable! I pray the the seeds of optimism that you sow WILL reap a harvest of blessing, faith, and goodness in your life and that of each of your family members. We DO need each other. And part of my commitment in maintaining a blog is to pray for and look for words and ways to lift the heavy burdens of others. Those are wonderful pictures and I'm glad that God prospered your husband's gardening labor with such wonderful vegetables.

All Dolled Up Doll Clothes said...

Jerelene, I believe that the flowers are a sign of good things to come. You will start to feel better soon, I am sure of it. Until then, you will remain in my prayers.

Loves to you

Linda Higgins said...

Oh my goodness! Look at the bounty you have received! and sometimes is is hard to see what is placed before us to be thankful for! Such beautiful veggies, and flowers and color of fall, that my friend is what you can be thankful for...I know you know that...and finishing those darling quilts! WOW you are amazing even if you don't feel good! I know you are thankful for those things, sometimes it is just hard to see until it hits you smack in the noggin hehehehe. hugs and best wishes....

Sniffles and Smiles said...

How are you, dear Jerelene? I'm praying!!! Love you~Janine XO

Rebecca said...

Checking in & praying as I write. Asking God to give you an unmistakable indication of His special love for you!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

How are you feeling, dear Jerelene? Sending big hugs, and much love...and wishes for a wonderful, restful Thanksgiving!!! Love you! Janine XO