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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook

For today, April 27th from my journal:

Outside my window....................it is dark and cool. I think it is Blackberry winter.

I am thinking..............about my daddy. His heart has a big hole in it since Granny is gone.

I am thankful...............that we have the hope that we can see our loved ones again.

I am wearing............... Rubber ducky pajamas!!

I am remembering..............an email that I received from my cousin Nancy tonight and how it meant the world to me.

I am going..............to try to work outside tomorrow.

I am currently reading................The Excellent Wife

I am hoping................that my garden dries up so we can get it planted.

On my mind.................My sweet family.

I am creating................nothing but I am going to get busy next week. My Mom and I are anxious to get back to sewing.

Pondering these words...............A sweet email sent to me from Maranda: This is the beginning of a new day. God has given me this day to use it as I will. I can waste it or I can use it. I can make it a day long to be remembered for its job, its beauty and its achievement; or it can be filled with pettiness and ugliness. What I do today is important, for I am exchanging a day in my life for it. When tomorrow comes this day will be gone forever, but I shall hold something which I have traded for it. It may be no more than a memory; but if it is a worthy one I shall not regret the price. I should like it to be gain, not loss; good, not evil; success certainly not failure. So here is a day and here am I. God will not expect more of me than I am capable of giving, but he will expect my best. There will be beauty and I dare not miss it. There will be cries of people in distress, and I must hear and answer. There will be moments of temptation, but I must not yeild or be impulsive. There will be opportunity for good and I must be ready and when night comes, may I look back without regret, and forward with a radiant spirit and a thankful heart.

From the kitchen................ Chili's Restaurant with family.

Around my house..............getting ready for something very special that we do every year at this time.
One of my favorite things.................My family.

I am wishing.................that I could have gone to visit Granny this week. I miss her.

I am praying..................for my son and K's son.
I am wondering.................whats next?
From my picture journal.............My cousin Nancy was telling me how she loves to burn things outside and how Granny used to be like that. I also would rather be outside than inside anyday so I thought I would share one of my burn piles. She shared with me how Granny had her field on fire several times by accident. I guess you could say that we take after our Granny! We miss her so much.
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12 comments:

Pat said...

I'm glad to see you have posted another Daybook entry. I enjoy reading them. Keep the faith, Valerie......days will get brighter for you soon.

Parsley said...

What's a 'blackberry winter'?

Susannah said...

Hello Val....I love to read your Daybook post. It is so full of your heartfelt faith. I hope you continue to do the Daybook.

One of your entries: I am thankful....that we can have the hope that we can see our loved ones again. Oh, I pray we can...I have so much to say to my loved ones now that I am older.....especially my Dad ..who died when he was 41 years old and I was only married for two weeks. ....oh, I have so much to say......

Thank you, Val, for allowing me to read your Daybook.

Friends,
Susannah

Allie said...

The first thing that hit me: rubber ducky jammies!!!!! Oh Val that made me laugh. I LOVE what Maranda wrote, oh my gosh did that bless me. So many wise women in your family.
Praying for you, sweetheart.

Alice Grace said...

This is such a sweet post! Keep trusting in the Lord to give you peace about Granny. We are so blessed to have had her as long as we did.

ddogood said...

I have a rock garden in the middle of my back yard that has been taken over by Vinca Vine, that I want to burn. My Hubby won't let me. He said I will burn the whole neighborhood down. LOL!

Donna

Jan said...

That was such a special email, so wise, and thank you for sharing, your love of your family shines through so strongly.
Good to see you are still allowed to burn rubbish,we are not.

Love Bears All Things said...

I was wondering yesterday if this was Blackberry Winter. I thought it was a little early. Are the Blackberries blooming?
I like to have a fire outside. As you know, we like to sit out in the late afternoon. Monday, Honey Bear said it was too cold but we could have had a fire in the firepit.
Please, don't worry about the quilt. Send it whenever you feel you're ready. We aren't worried about it.
I know how very much you miss Granny.
Mama Bear

Connie said...

Love your post today.... God is beside you all the way. Have a bless day!

Michelle said...

I loved Maranda's email. I copied it and I will print it and read it every day. It was just what I needed today.

Needled Mom said...

Lovely Daybook post, Val. It is always so much fun to read. Rubber ducky pjs???? Where is the picture?????

I used to love the smell of the fires burning when we lived where they were allowed. Heaven forbid if we were to light one in CA!!!

Jenn said...

I'm so sorry. I know it's still hard for you...it may be for a long time yet. I loved that verse, I copied it down for my daughter. Thanks for sharing. Hugs