June 22st 2018

June 22st 2018
Sunflowers have Arrived

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thankful Thursday

These are my Black-eyed Susan's in my front
flowerbed. I think they are so pretty. I get so much
enjoyment out of watching them blow in the breeze,
I cut them and bring them in the house. For a cut
flower they last a long time.
Today was baby day at Gama's house. I have always
wanted a magazine like Country Living or Better Homes
and Garden come in and show me how to do a house beautiful
with lots of people who live in a house. One of the things
I have thought about is there are two kinds of houses,
a house that people go to visit, and a house people
live in. I have a house that people live in and they
live lots.
This is my office today.

My grandsons have found my linen closet and now
my quilts are walls for forts. My office is not a office
but a place where the toys are dumped out and Lego's
are scattered and when they finish they climb in the
fort and play. It was the same when my kids were small.
All of the blankets were walls and all of the couch
cushions were roofs and all of the chairs were
walls and tunnels. I remember someone dropping in on a
fort day, and as we walked from room to room, there wasn't
a place to sit. We finally settled on my school room because we
could visit there. Now with my grandchildren, I know how
fast they are going to grow up because I see the change from
week to week, and someday they will be grown up and I bet
the cushions stay on the couches and the quilts will stay in the
closet and I will wish for little voices playing in tents.
So today, I am thankful for the reminder, my life is not about
things, my life is about God showing me what to do with my things
to make people happy. I am thankful that when I am living
in that mansion that is being prepared, hopefully my grandsons will look at the quilts,
and remember the forts and that they were loved.
Have a wonderful Thursday.


  1. What a beautiful post. My grandchildren make forts, too. It's all about spending time with them, not keeping the house neat. I agree...and am right there with you, Kim.

    By the way, your quilts look lovely. As do your flowers.

    Could you please try to send your email to me, again? (click on email on my profile page...which I think is what you did before, but I didn't get it.)

  2. How blessed you are to have your grandchildren close to your home. I do this do...make forts with them...but I have to fly there to visit them. I wish I were closer!


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