My friend Hannah (alaskahannah) made Sarah this beautiful quilt. I was so excited when I recently found a crib sheet (at Potterybarn kids) that matched it perfectly. Sarah is sitting here looking pretty and sucking on her finger. She’s the only one of our seven children that has never had a pacifier. She’s wearing one of my favorite outfits on her because it’s so soft (babygap blouse, leggings, and knit cardigan).
Davy’s first catch of the season. We were thrilled for him. He loves to fish and it makes me happy to see him down at the pond trying patiently to catch something.
Sarah made this mess herself!
This grass is like my soul…..Jesus makes me lie down in green pastures; lush, healthy, full of water.
Caleb James, my little flower picker. Oh how I love this boy of mine.
This was a peaceful afternoon. We spent time in my bedroom…Grace and I were in my bed working on our day journals and the boys were on the computer. Little Sarah was so pretty in her dress.
Later on that same day, I found her on the floor as still as can be.
She was holding her dress and sucking that finger again. It’s so wonderful to have this baby girl….we adore her.
One of our hens laid this H U G E egg, almost 1/2 a cup of egg was inside. We kept the empty shell and David wrote his name on it. Because it was his, he said.
This picture is for innaorchard, who loves old things. My Aunt Mary gave me this hankie that belonged to my Great Grandma. Great Grandma also made the doily under it. The box of nature bits was brought to me, as a gift, from Caleb. His hands were overflowing with treasures for his Mama and I grabbed the box to hold them. I think about him and how special he made me feel that day, whenever I see it.
I bought a couple of packs of velvety purple pansies and Grace worked so diligently to plant them in two big pots outside our door. Unfortunately, the hens ate every last bit of them.
God made the big beautiful sky.
And the small yellow flowers.
Some quotes that I like:
That which is to be loved long must be loved with reason rather than passion. Samuel Johnson
My heart is singing for joy….the light of understanding has shown in my little pupil’s mind, and behold, all things are changed. Anne Sullivan
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. Martin Luther
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson
Some verses I like:
Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Psalms 85:10
The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. Ps. 72:3
And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance forever. Isaiah 32:17
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. Romans 14:17
And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. James 3:18
(In my thoughts, I believe that righteousness=Jesus Christ. I know He (His work, not mine) made/makes me righteous before God.)
Well, my son David told me yesterday that he had a BB in his ear and that it’s been in there for a month. Rich took him to the hospital last night and they didn’t have success. They cleaned his ear and they thought they saw the BB but they weren’t sure so we have to take him to a specialist today. Would you pray for us, please? Thank you.
It’s time for me to get the children their breakfast. I hope all my friends have a wonderful day!