I am thinking... About a friend who received the news her IVF treatment was unsuccessful. My heart goes out to her as she has gone through so much. I am praying fervently for her.I know her faith is being tested and her heart is breaking.
I am thankful for... The beautiful day I had today! I have been on a trip out to the countryside. How I love these days!! A walk along the River Thames and admiring the abundance of flowers and trees.It was just wonderful to hear the birds chirping merrily and I even saw a few baby rabbits grazing. I took so many photos but the baby rabbits were camera shy and ran off!!
From the learning rooms... That so many people have far more troubles than I do! Isn't it so easy to think "oh woe is me" when we hit roadblocks and troubles abound? Today I read about a young girl in her 20's having ovarian cancer and she had to have major surgery and now will not be able to have children. This so tugged at my heart and made me really think. This girls faith was so strong and she was trusting the Lord with all her heart. I have many troubles but these fade into insignificance when I put them into perspective. I am blessed beyond measure!!
I am reminded of a quote:
"Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,and they can become your blessings."
From the kitchen...Fruit smoothies!! I have an abundance of fruit-bananas,blueberries,mangos,oranges,
nectarines,kiwi fruits and grapes! Now to blend these and have a favourite smoothie!
I am wearing... Blue jeans and a black top with a pattern of multi-colours.
I am creating...Binders with pages that contain cards that have been sent to me. Mother's day,birthday and Christmas. I was thinking that this is fun way to store all my treasured cards. Using fun themes too for the binders-Forever Friends and Tattered Teddies,
I am going... To go and make a cup of tea real soon! I love cups of tea as well as cups of coffee. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee is so good!
I am reading... "His Imprint My Expression" by Kay Arthur. This book is reminding me of how my experiences have truly become tools in the Lord's hands.
I am hoping...That I will meet all my deadlines! So much to do again this week as I go about sorting out so many different things.
I am hearing... the sound of the TV in the background.
Around the house...The wonderful smell of my blueberry muffin candles! I love candles and am always trying out new ones. I have so many favourites!
One of my favorite things... As always cross stitching. Typing those words has brought to mind that I have only had a chance to work on my project once last week.
A few plans for the rest of the week... Grocery shopping, letter writing and reading. Oh and stitching for sure! I have so many new projects picked out that I want to get started on.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing... A photo taken this morning as I watched the bees collect the pollen to make the honey I so love!!!
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