It’s been busy around here and once again I have taken far too long to post! Health issues, jobs, trips to doctors, grandbaby watching… my excuses could go on and on.
Yesterday Hubster reached the end of his rope with an insurance issue on one of his knees. Things were tense around here but we had plans to attend a production of “King David” at the local theater then dinner for the production crew afterwards. Needless to say, Hubton had a hard time not grousing about the schedule he had to stick to because of me, but he, for the most part, held back his angst and followed through. It turned out to be a wonderful production! Afterwards the dinner was a great success (at lease they ate almost all the food so it must not have been so bad) but even more wonderful was the laughter and tears that were shared over the meal. It has been a long time since we have laughed so hard. It is funny that with some people you have an instant kindred spirit and we found ourselves feeling as if we had known them forever. Some of the people we have known for awhile and it was great to get to spend time with them again. I feel, too, that we were rewarded for our effort and God blessed us with lifting up our hearts with joy.
Please enjoy some of my latest “Dog Constitutional” pictures!
I want to show off some more flowers in my yard! One thought I had today after I took all the pictures and was then later sitting in my lawn chair in the early evening while my pictures were downloading was this. I can pick and choose what I show you in my yard. Never would I show the grass that is taking over some of the beds, or the weeds that stick their tongue out at me when I walk by or the dry spots in the lawn or the dead looking limbs on one of my aspen trees. No! I only present you with the healthy and the lovely. So too, in life we often try to bury down deep the parts of us that aren’t so pretty. Our insecurities, our faults, our stinky stuff is what we spend our whole life trying to hide behind the screen. It’s ok! We all do it! And we all know we have our screens. I want to be the kind of friend that allows people to show me what’s behind their screen, the deep dark secrets and my hope would be to bring water of refreshing words of hope and joy to the dry patches, Round-Up words of strength to overcome the lies that grow like weeds, a pruner to help remove the meaningless, empty facts and histories that should no longer have a hold on us and finally a sharp strong spade that turns over new earth and claims the land of the heart for only good truths to take root! I have some of those kind of friends in my life and thank God for them.
Anyhooooo! Hope you are all enjoying the remaining time of summer. Around here it is a matter of counting the days until the first frost comes and things begin to wind down. In the mean time we still have plenty of flowers and hummingbirds and glorious sunrise and sunsets!
Laughter is the best medicine!