Monday, March 28, 2011

Springtime!

I must say that Springtime is my favorite season! I love seeing the green pop out after the winter rest. Usually I am ready to begin planting things before the frost chances have passed! It brings me so much joy to work in the yard and then be able to watch the plants grow and bloom! I noticed a tiny little bird going into one of the birdhouses on my front porch and later looked and there is a nest inside it! Amazing how God works it so that the plants and creatures are in sync with the seasons! Sometimes when I have those feelings of wonder and let worry take over my thoughts and I get out of sync, I need the reminder of God's divine guidance that is always available! ~Bonnie

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Blessings of Today

Today was an emotionally exhausting day. There was an unexpected, unplanned event at work, which basically over took everything! I have the ability to stay calm and think in such a situation (for which I am thankful) and went into the "do what needs to be done" mode. At the end of the day it was satisfying to know that the situation had been handled to the best of our abilities and that everyone was safe and sound.
I am thankful for the blessings of today. For the breeze coming in the window as I was getting ready this morning, for the birds I heard singing as I went out to the car, for the vehicle in good running condition to get me to work, for the job I love, for the boss whose leadership is always in the best interest of others, for the rocker on my front porch (where I sat to relax when I got home), for the newly planted flowers in the pots on my front porch, for those who care and aren't afraid to show that they care.......... I am thankful for the blessings of today.

~Bonnie

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Son!

On this date, 32 years ago a very special little boy was born. Although it wasn't quite that early that I began to pray for God's hand on "the one" whom He had chosen to be my daughter's mate, I know that indeed God had already put His plan into motion!


When I did begin praying though, I would always include some specifics (although I know God is very capable, it's just how a Momma thinks!).


I prayed that He would prepare a man who first loved God and that had a huge capacity to love his wife. One that would be a friend and companion to her. One that would laugh with her, hold her when she cries and support her in whatever decisions she had to make. A man who would be a caring, active Father in their children's lives. A man who would be "at home" in my home.


In February 1998, I met this man! We were visiting our daughter at college for the weekend and several of her friends spent the evening playing cards with us. I remember writing in my journal later how I noticed the way he looked at her and that I thought I had met my future son-in-love! Indeed, on Saturday, June 2, 2001 he and my daughter were married!


Happy Birthday Son! I love you!