Showing posts from April, 2010

Snuggled Up With Many Prayers

Thought some of you would like to see Mei snuggled up with her prayer quilt this morning. She is recovering so well. Actually, she was so active yesterday that she pulled out a couple of stitches. Your prayers are working ! Children are indeed a blessing.

The Day

Good news to report, just talked to my daughter and Mei is doing fine, actually running around and playing as if she never had surgery. An answer to prayer for certain.
Its been a busy but productive day. Kids have been disbudded, had their shots and the boys castrated. All part of farm life. Glad to have it all done. Took a stroll in the sun to see how my roses are doing and it is such a delight to see their wonderful colors and smell their heavenly scents. Its refreshing to just walk around and breathe in the fresh spring air and know all is well. I was thinking how there is no money in the world that can buy you this sort of experience. Peace that springs forth from faith, hope and contentment. No need to worry about what anyone else has and it is simply priceless to feel confident enough, that you can be your authentic self without the need to impress anyone with what you own, what you know, how pious you are, or how your house looks or doesn't look. Maybe that is the greatest a…

Prayers Answered

Surgery went well. Our precious little girl had quite a bit of pain while in recovery but it was managed wonderfully. She is doing so well they may let her come home tonight. Thanks so much for all the prayers.
Please continue to pray that she has a speedy recovery. here she is in the recovery room sleeping soundly

Prayers For Mei-Ling

I am asking for prayer for Mei-Ling tomorrow. Her surgery will take place early in the morning. Praying that all goes well and they are able to accomplish what they have planned and that there be no complications. We are hoping she can come home the same day, but they have a room reserved for her if the need be.She will be snuggled up nice and warm in her quilt after surgery, that was lovingly and prayerfully made by so many of you. Covered in love and prayer.
Mei-Ling soaking in the beauty of nature amid the bluebonnets
Mei-Ling feeling a bit tired and shy when we sang happy birthday to her tonight as the family gathered to celebrate her special day. She knows she has to go the hospital tomorrow and I am sure she feels our stress and concern. Although she sure had fun playing with Elizabeth tonight. Those two are just so precious together.

Some Good News

Just a bit of good news to share with everyone. Yen does not need surgery ! They will re-evaluate his condition next year but for now, its just a low dose of antibiotics. Breathing a huge sigh of relief.
Now praying hard for Mei-Ling and her surgery tomorrow morning.

Indian Paintbrush

Just down the road from my house there are some beautiful Indian Paintbrush in bloom. Today was the perfect day for taking some photos of them. Of course there was a rather large snake laying claim to the area too. I decided he could stay and I would more than willingly leave.

Catching Up Time

We celebrated Mei-Lings birthday this weekend, even though her actual birthday is not until tomorrow, which we will celebrate again with a family meal and a small cake for her. This year we all seem to want to go a little overboard for her knowing that her surgery is the 28th, the day after her birthday. It seems as though it gets harder for everyone emotionally, the older Mei-Ling gets. She is such a sweet child, it just breaks our hearts to think of her suffering any pain. Yen has his Doctors appointment tomorrow to find out just how they will deal with his VESICOURETERAL REFLUX . We are praying hard that he will not need surgery. Your prayers are appreciated for these two precious ones.
This morning is skies, birds singing and the perfect temperature for working in the garden and doing all the chores. I should be doing housework, but its not nearly as much fun as sitting on a stump watching the baby goats play ! So often I hear talk of the "must have's"…

The Joy of Life

There are enough good things to happen in the first five minutes of every morning to make you grateful and filled with joy. First off, that breathe is there to keep us going. That life continued throughout the night. That your mind works and you are aware that it is a new day. That you have a bed to sleep in and blankets to toss off as the day begins. Even if life is hard and there are difficulties lying ahead of you, being alive grants us the ability to change the things we can and to not worry about the things we cannot change. We wake with the ability to smile and laugh. We face each new day with the choice before us to love someone, even if its at a distance or hold a deep and ugly grudge for something we feed and then allow to consume us.
This morning, I woke to rain drops falling on the roof, chores to be done and then lots of things that need to be done in the house. Ironing, cleaning, de-cluttering etc etc etc... I decided to be grateful that I have the ability and health to a…

This Is A Hint

The news is in....the new grandbaby would need a Pram in this color ! Ultrasound reveled that Steven and Priscilla will need to shop for things in Pink

Roses in Bloom

Roses to me are the most delightful flowers so I have lots of them around our place. Here is a sampling of some that are in bloom right now and a few iris for color contrast


This morning as I rambled around our place, checking the progress in the rose garden, the vegetable garden, the herb garden and the mint patch, with Harry by my side and the goats eyeing me with care to see if they were going to get a handful of grass from the other side of the fence, (since I am sure goats have their own saying about the grass being "tastier on the other side of the fence") I felt a peace in my heart. As if I really never need go beyond this place in order to find all that I need in life. Home is where the heart is, but so often we run from here to there looking for what is right under our noses. Love, needs cultivating just as the garden does. It needs care, nurturing and time spent on it. I could run to the store 4 times a day to buy more garden supplies, yet without spending time on the garden, all the things on the market would not improve it if no time time spent digging out the weeds, or bending down checking the plants. Real gardens are tended by han…

Good Saturday Morning To You !

A damp, gray rainy Saturday it is here in North Texas but still so full of beauty. "Raindrops on roses" as the song goes. Classical music floods the house with the most joyous sounds. The smell of coffee coming from the kitchen. Windows and doors open, letting the sounds of springtime mingle perfectly with the music. One can touch the depth of your own soul on such a moment in time, feel all the beauty within that self talk so often tries to chase away. Now to savor the moment ! photos from my garden this morning and a vase of roses freshly picked from my rose garden