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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Happy March!!

Happy March!! It is blooming spring all around here today. Lots of pretty flowers. Everywhere I look. One of the things I am happy about is past Kim had the bright idea in the fall to plant bulbs. Now present Kim, is so happy about the happy little flower faces blooming all around.

There is nothing like the smell of these purple and pink hyacinths. I do think for some reason, that purple smells the best. It is more bold.

I have to show you the truth of the matter though. Weeds are winning. I walked down to see just how bad one side of the house was because I need to get this fence row done. Sasha was trying to follow like she was on a jungle trek. This picture cracked me up, but there is also a scary feeling inside of me. Knowing how much work is there is sort of overwhelming.

Can you see Sasha in there? 
I always think the hardest part of any job is the starting of the job. It is for me. Once I start though, I am a pretty happy camper. You can't tell but these weeds are as tall as I am. Since I am five feet one inch, that is some tall weeds. I will have to pull the biggest ones first by hand. They are just too big to chop.
 Then there are the little ones that will come out lots easier.  Sort of like the the things that go on in my life. It is the big things like jealousy,unforgiveness, and bitterness. Those are the big weeds in my life. The little weeds are gossip, rolling of the eyes, and disrespect of authority figures. Lots of things that shouldn't be there but are and I think sometimes this picture is how I really look inside. Just a mess.


I sometimes feel like I only present nice things on my blog. I just wanted you to know how human I really am and how not everything in my life is all flowers and no weeds. For me most days are about getting knocked down and deciding to get back up. When I was learning to ride a horse and I would fall off, my Dad would make me get back on, and even if the horse took two steps and I fell off again, Dad would say, " brush yourself off and get back on that horse or I will sell it." So I would get back on because I wanted that horse so bad. That has been the last eight months of my life. Everyday, I have to brush myself off and get back up.

Choosing to keep going forward is a choice. Trying to keep my eyes forward and not back is also a challenge. One thing I keep learning is that I am held in the everlasting arms and He is who sustains me, comforts me and gives me peace.



One thing I have learned, is before I die, my estate will be divided and it will be in good order. I will not do to my children and grandchildren what has been going on in my life for the last eight years. That is all I will say about this but nothing is worse than what I have learned about people. I want my life to be a bit of Pollyanna, Anne of Green Gables, and Father Tim in Mitford. I work very hard at that, but this last few months I feel like I have lived in the Tales of the Crypt or Nightmare on Elm Street. I really do not know what I would do without the sustaining presence of God in my life.

I am here though, on this first day of March. A beautiful blue sky kind of day. I hope your day is filled with all sorts of great things.

~Kim~

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.

Charles Dickens


23 comments:

  1. Lovely photos , You are soo ahead of us in spring . I hear you , life is to try us and all we can do is keep on keeping on and be blessed for what we have . Thanks for sharing , have a good week !

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  2. Good luck with the weeding but be sure you take time out to enjoy those gorgeous early blossoms.

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  3. Can someone else tackle those scary weeds?😊
    I like that quote! It's so true!
    And by the way, I KNOW you are 100% kind and good.

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  4. I love your flowers, Kim! Thanks for sharing them to brighten up my March day. The sun is shining, it's cool, and it's VERY breezy. I practically had to nail my wash to the line today, and still some of it came off! You painted a very good picture of life...weeds and all. My "weeds" feel overwhelmingly tall some days. Sigh...

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  5. Beautiful! I am convinced that the purple hyacinths are the most aromatic! The probate lawyer I'm married to once had a case that involved siblings that went on for twelve years! Hope your ordeal will soon be resolved. In the meantime, enjoy this beautiful world!
    Robyn

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  6. Lovely to spend this time with you, this beautiful first day of March! Well done you for planting the bulbs & now enjoying the blooms!

    God bless & no doubt in my mind of Gods sustaining grace!

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  7. beautiful blooms. time to break out the hula-hoe.

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  8. Maybe one of your neighbors has a sheep or goat you might borrow?

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  9. Beautiful blossoms!! Feeling green with envy here :)

    Great post! I know you've certainly had your trials these past few months, but you've handled them with grace and a positive attitude.
    You are a blessed woman, and it's so nice that you recognize your blessings.... even on those days when it's a bit harder to see the blessing through the "weeds".

    Keep your chin up buttercup. You inspire me!

    {{hugs}}
    ~K.

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  10. Dear Kim, of course we are all imperfect human. There was only one perfect person and they nailed him to the cross.

    No body like to show the bad stuff on their blogs and I don't either except I show off my big weeds too, lol...

    Beauty is all around us and it there to enjoy. Your spring flowers sure looks beautiful and rewarding. I can't wait for Spring blooms.

    Hugs,
    JB

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  11. Your spring blooms are beautiful!
    Hopefully better days will come and stick around. Life can be tough. I joke that I have an ex-brother.
    Sending big hugs :)
    Lauren

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  12. We all have weeds. I'm sorry you're are so thick lately but soon it will clear.

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  13. It's ok to have weeds in life. If we didn't have them we would not need to draw closer to the Lord. The hardest part of life is the ones closest to us disappointing us. Sometimes the part of our blogs that are written between the lines is where our lives are testaments to our faith. Bravery is not always seen by others in our daily walk but oh how lucky we are we have someone to turn to. Bless you hugs cheri

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  14. A wonderful post, Kim.
    Your flowers are so beautiful. When I see that many weeds, I go right for my tank of weed killer !
    Sometimes, in life, we need to pause - breath - and just keep putting one foot in front of the other.
    Rose

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  15. Those flowers are incredible. It would make me so happy to have that kind of color this time of year.

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  16. Well I feel I just got a talking to and you have been looking through my windows at my life. Thanks for this good post...I seem to get it very well. Your flowers are beautiful, mine are covered in weeds, just like the many weeds I am finding in my own personal life. Thanks be to God who isn't finished with us yet!!! Hugs!

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  17. Oh I just love your flowers, they are so pretty! And just keep reminding yourself, it's almost over! ;)

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  18. Those bulbs are so gorgeous! And wow, those are some crazy weeds. When I look at those, though, I think of all the podcasts and audiobooks they represent. Think how much you'll get to listen to!

    I've been doing coupons, and today I saved 116 bucks at the store. I was pretty excited. :-)

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  19. Hi Kim, your flowers are beautiful. Every spring I look at tulips, etc and tell myself to plant some the following fall... and I don't. (My fault!) Sorry for the trials you are going through, Satan likes to work overtime, but we know the One who has overcome Satan. Those blooming fruit trees are so awesome. Years ago as a kid, we had a plum (tree) orchard and the air would be filled with the pungent/yet sweet fragrance of the blossoms, and the bees were swarming and the buzzing sound was so loud! It is a good memory of mine.

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  20. Hi Kim, your flowers are beautiful. Every spring I look at tulips, etc and tell myself to plant some the following fall... and I don't. (My fault!) Sorry for the trials you are going through, Satan likes to work overtime, but we know the One who has overcome Satan. Those blooming fruit trees are so awesome. Years ago as a kid, we had a plum (tree) orchard and the air would be filled with the pungent/yet sweet fragrance of the blossoms, and the bees were swarming and the buzzing sound was so loud! It is a good memory of mine.

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  21. Kim,
    Some of the best lessons I have learned from God came from my time pulling weeds in the garden. I've learned a lot about how easily weeds can grow and how some are disguised to look like my desirable plants. I've learned how disciplined I must be to keep on weeding. And so it is with my life too. We all have weeds in our lives. I'm just glad when I can recognize them and get them pulled up!

    Love, love, love those gorgeous bulb-grown flowers. What a blessing in the early spring! I'm just seeing a few tips trying to poke through the soil now. It's exciting!

    God bless you.
    ~Jody

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  22. Kim, your post today just meant so much to me, you have no idea. we think we are letting God handle our lives right up to the point when we realize we have absolutely no control and we need him to take the whole mess and make it right. He has had me in Ecclesiastes for the past week and wow, it has shone a light on all the 'weeds' that need attention. I thank Him everyday that He is bigger than all my problems and He has a divine plan, all I have to do is believe..keep posting your beautiful pictures, we still have brown in Ohio and the blue sky and sunshine helps me have hope!!

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  23. I am at the beginning of a journey that I never thought I would have to take, even though I knew the outcome was in my future. I am trying to give it all to him..I hope I can succeed, because I know I cannot make it through without his grace and peace. Have a blessed day, Kim.

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