Monday, September 25, 2017

Ah, Here Comes the Rain

Fall is here--and rain is on its way.  I am grateful for the rain, because it has halted the terrible wildfires in Oregon's Great Columbia Gorge. 

I am, however, not looking forward to the darkening days of winter.  I am already longing for the Spring. 

Have a lovely day--the good thing is Spring always does come. 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Dear Grandma Gladys

Grandma Gladys flew away to heaven two nights ago.  She has been huge part of my life for almost 35 years.  One of the first dates my Beloved and I had was to visit Grandma and her family.  She has been a delightful part of my life ever since.  Grandma's hands have been busy in our lives...and what a blessing she has been.

She was my mentor.  She taught me how to play like a child, how to be a good Mom--her creativity was always an inspiration.  I loved her stories and we often laughed together.

How grateful I am for the time I recently spent with her while her daughter was away.  We ate at McDonalds (her favorite place), giggled together and I tended to her, throughout the day, and as she slept in her big easy chair.

She is in a better place now--out of pain, able to see and jump and walk--I can't even begin to imagine the freedom and joy she has now.  She is with her Beloved Vic and is seeing the face of Jesus.

I know she's having a ball telling my Beloved husband all about what's been going on down here whilst he's been gone there. 

Have a lovely day, dear Friends--and take time to cherish the ones you love.  Life is fragile and every day is a gift. 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Smoky Skies

Yesterday, this is what the sky looked like at mid-morning.  The mid-Willamette valley where I live has been shrouded with soft, thick wreaths of smoke from wildfires in Southern Oregon, Central Oregon and the Columbia River Gorge.  One could hardly see the hills just a few miles from here.

It seems our entire state is fighting wildfires.  I am praying for rain where the wildfires are burning.  It did rain here this morning--and the air is a bit more clear.  I am grateful.

God bless you dear ones.  You are in my prayers.  You know who you are.