Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Dear Dad,

I miss you. Not a day goes by that I don't have some sort of thought of you. From the small whispers of encouragement to the how-to-instructions I remember it all so clear. Thank you. Thank you for taking time to teach me.

You impact my days thru my memories. I especially love working outside in the yard and hearing your voice inside me...kinda like you're right there working alongside me. I'm even able to "figure" tasks with the knowledge you taught me. Sometimes it's quite scary to me & Glenn...we remember the "washing machine" incident. HA!

I'm loving my retirement as you said I would, and I'm keeping busy just like you always did. I fully understand your term "piddling". I do it every day.

Our family has grown to include a daughter-in-law. You and she would have been good friends...I just know it. You would have been so proud of Garrett on his wedding day. I can just see you & him together side by side in a picture "cutting the fool"...perhaps doing the Brightsville Shuffle? 

Oh the memories!

I miss you.

Love,

Mel

Sunday, September 28, 2014

For the past four years one of our sweet children of God at our church has been battling cancer of sclerosing rhabdomyosarcoma (rhabdo). She has been in remission twice since her diagnosis in 2010. She is 11 years old. Her name is Morgan Hasty, and she is a fighter!

Late yesterday evening she was airlifted to Children's Hospital-Birmingham for bleeding complications. She arrived safely, and I have no doubt all attending this precious vessel knew their task at hand for God was overseeing His plan for her.

God is awesome. Our plan would never match His plan. Our plan would never accomplish what His plan would accomplish. Our plan would have cracks where His plan would be solid.

At this writing she is resting, vitals are stable and the bleeding comes & goes. She is a fighter, and in God's hands. God's plan for this special one has yet to be revealed.

Lifting up Morgan.

Friday, September 26, 2014

What a wonderful week this has been! 
Crisp, cool air in the mornings and 
nice afternoon breezes... 
days of working in the yard and 
just having the best time.....it's Fall Y'all!!!


Glenn's favorite plant


Fall is absolutely my favorite time of the year. 
The leaves on the trees are changing to colors of 
red, yellow, orange, and golden browns. 
Glenn  & I just love to see these changes. 

We are nature lovers, and 
the mountains are our favorite vacation spot. 
With the windows down we just ride and 
enjoy the scenery. God's creation is awesome.



Monday, September 22, 2014

Just up the road in our Lakewood Subdivision 
is Lakewood Lake. Recently the lake has had 
quite an unusual amount of activity. 
A gaggle of geese gather at all times of the day 
around the water's edge and 
the grassy area by the side of the road.

Today I stopped and spent a little time
to view as well as photograph them.