Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I was sitting at the end of this row, getting all of my seeds
ready to go into the the ground, and I thought, "I have
my camera, why don't I take a before picture and then
post one as the flowers come up."
So I did. I planted Zinnias, Larkspur, 4 O'clock s,
Sunflowers, Lots of them. I also planted a whole
field of pumpkins and our first planting of corn.
It takes me about a hour to hula-hoe the whole thing
right now. With hot weather here this week, the weeds
will grow like crazy and I am sure it will take longer than
I was sitting in the shade today, and there always is a breeze,
so the cottonwoods were shimmering and the meadowlarks were
singing the morning in. I could hear the sound of the bees in the hollyhocks.
My chickens were visiting among themselves and the new little rooster was trying out
his new crow.
One of my cats came and rubbed her furry little self on my legs, and
the dog was laying at my feet wishing I would throw a ball.
The sky was full of mare's tales and the jets were racing all over
the sky, and I was glad I was sitting under a tree, watching life.
" Lord Jesus, Master of my life, my very breath is in your
hands. Remind me throughout the hours of this day to depend
on you for the help I need and to ask You for it."
(From A Lamp for My Feet, p. 112)
"In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me
bold with strength in my soul."
Today is June 1st, very different from June 1st of last year. I look
back and I knew that there would be dark days ahead, and as hard
as those days were, I am thankful that I am here and sorrow, is
replaced with joy, and God is always good.