"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
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Morning friends~I realized how fickle I was today, when thinking it is already so hot outside at 8:00 a.m. and just a couple of weeks ago I was whining about needing summer weather-well girl, it is here! Reminds me of last year, when we had record heat with lots of fires. Yes, even though we had more moisture this year, the fires have started already.
As I mentioned one set of my grands have been taking swim lessons and this is the youngest grand(in the middle of the pool) of that family, who is taking them. Doesn't that water look so inviting. I grew up with a swimming pool and loved being able to go out first thing and swim. Of course, once I became a mom and knew the dangers of a back yard pool, it was the last thing I wanted. Maybe if there had been a fence but even still. When I was in 6th grade, a toddler from a nearby street wandered away from his mom and somehow got into a neighbor's back yard(even though they had an 6' wood fence)and fell into the pool. I was the one who found him lifeless on the bottom; but thankfully the fire department was summoned and he was revived. I also remember that it was truly the Lord who alerted me to that child and made me get help. I remember, to this day, his little form under a couple of feet of water and the subsequent visit to the hospital to see him. It was uncertain if he'd ever develop normally, because of the length of time he was not breathing. These are things that impact you for life. Even going through this, I did grow up loving water and swimming; just never wanted one in my yard. I do realize this is a fluke thing to occur, but I always insisted my girls take lessons. It is amazing, here I am 50 yrs older than when this accident occurred and it takes me right back to that day.
So, if it is hot in your area by all means enjoy some water-even sprinklers but keep an eye out for little ones.
Hope you have a blessed day! Noreen
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 38 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 39 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.