"For I know the plans that I have for you,'declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Once again it is that day of the week to highlight those things I am thankful for. This week has flown by, filled with getting some new plants for the garden and a couple of new items for our home. Hubby has been gone and so I am always a bit more relaxed when I don't have to worry over meals etc. I would love to say our weather has just been delightful but unfortunately that has not been the case; we've had cold and cloudy days and days where it has rained the whole day and night. One of the things I'm thankful for is that our window wells did not fill up and flood our basement; I'm also thankful that I was able to get a utility pump for the window wells and this morning I really needed it-the water was just below the window and the pump worked perfectly. I am thankful I have the entire day at home, to clean a bit and to spend most of the day sewing. It is still raining out so it is a perfect activity. I am thankful that we are only dealing with rain, not snow, tornados or major flooding like some friends in other parts of the county.
Today I want to say how thankful I am for friends. I'm not talking acquaintances but true friends.
"A man of many friends comes to ruin, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother(sister)."Prov.18:24
When we left California I wondered if I'd ever find friends like I had left. I do want to say that I keep in close contact with my dear friends back in our old state. Moving, when you are an empty nester, is very challenging in regards to making new friends. Through the illness of a good friend and neighbor a year ago, I got to know another neighbor-a christian sister and over the past year I have developed such a deep friendship with this gal, Kam. I am so thankful for her and for the Lord's tenderness and mercy in giving me such a close friend. Kam and I walk together, go garage-saling and share Life together. This past week, while hubby has been away, Kam has been so faithful in checking in on me and being there. Just last night she called to check on our window wells and water level, offering her husbands help if needed. It was such a gift from the Lord and I treasure it. I am so grateful for the blessings of the Lord and for His hand of protection over me. What are you thankful for today?
Today Laurie at http://womentakingastand.blogspot.com/ is hosting TT, so please stop by and say hello.
Blessings today, Noreen
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 37 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 38 years. I was born and lived most of my life in Northern Calif. until moving to Colorado. We homeschooled our girls for years and I love encouraging my daughters and others in their homeschooling. Hubby and I are blessed to have two incredible daughters and sons-in-law and 11 grandkids. I love spending time with my family & our dog Hunter, friends, plus quilting whenever I can.