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Sunday, May 31, 2020

One Day At A Time

They say that what doesn't kill you,
makes you stronger.

Well, time will tell :)

I've been doing a lot of yard work
and my flowers are amazing this year.

This is the first post that I have tried doing
on the new Blogger platform.
I'm not sure that I like it,
but then when I get used to doing something
a certain way and it works,
I don't like changing it.

My motto is:
"If it isn't broken, don't fix it!"

But, I also believe that an old dog
can learn a new trick.
So, here I am learning as I go.

Such is life.

God bless you all and thank you
for visiting my little blog.

Your blogging sister,

Connie :)

Friday, May 8, 2020

I'm Still Alive,

If anyone is interested . . .
I'm still alive . . .
although; I don't necessarily
always feel that way.

My world is never going to have
the joy it was once so used too.

For 44 years I was always kissed good-night.
Now, I would give all I have for another
one of his loving kisses.

I would love even to hearing the words,
"What's for dinner?"  

We were silly to some people because
we told each other 
"I Love You"
many times during each day.
We felt it often and we said it often.

Silly or not, I'm glad we did!

God joined us and made us one . . .
each year growing closer
and more in love.

It's impossible to explain the pain.
Some people try to comfort 
and say things like "I understand"
No they don't . . . 
not unless they have gone thought it.

All that I can say is 
don't waste a minute . . .
Life is short . . . if you love someone
be sure they know it.

I know that my Steve knew it,
just like I know how deep his love 
was for me.

Love is the greatest gift of all . . .
that's what makes being apart hurt so much.

We all  have heard the saying . . .
It's better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.

It's very true 
but I must add that the lost
part of it hurts so much . . .
the deeper the love, the deeper the pain.

So, sweet blogging sisters
make sweet memories
and never, never, never
forget to say.
I Love You.

You cannot say it too often. 

God bless you all.

Your blogging sister,

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Doing Our Best To Stay Positive

Doing Our Best To Stay Positive
I think it is important
to build each other up
and to encourage one another in love.

I ventured out this week
and went to Home Depot.
No, I'm not there to rob the place . . .
although it looks like it, with my mask, LOL.

I appreciated how they were only
allowing so many in the store at a time
and encouraging personal distancing.

I purchased a few things 
to start getting ready 
for my summer garden. 

It feels good to get outside
in the sunshine.

Butchy has been my companion
and what a little trooper he is.
See the little spot between his eyes.
There was one of those awful warts
that older dogs get . . .
right there between his eyes.

So; last night after bathing him,
I did a little surgery.
It bled for a few minutes but 
he didn't even flinch.

Looks great this morning :)

 It is a particularly hard and lonely
time for me . . .
but I know that it is, for many of us.

It's a wonderful time for doing 
the things that truly matter.

This quarantine has given us all 
more time to slow down.

I read this verse this morning.

And this is the confidence which we 
have in Him: that if we ask anything 
according to His will, 
He listens to and hears us. 
          I John 5:14

Have you ever wondered if God 
hears your prayers? 
He does!
This verse confirms it. 

Prayer is a powerful tool that 
we have to communicate with 
our Father in heaven.
We can talk to Him about any 
and everything that is weighing
heavy on our hearts. 

He wants a relationship with us,
He loves it when we come to Him in prayer.
He loves us and enjoys it 
when we interact with Him.

So, take what is on your heart today
and speak to the Lord about it
and trust that He hears you.

That's exactly what I'm doing.
What better way to spend your day :)

Well, that's my post for today.
I hope it brings you comfort.

God bless you all
remember we are one day closer
to this virus being over :)

Your blogging sister,