Thursday, May 22, 2014

Mama and the Chickweed.....

Mama and the Chickweed.......               5 22 14

It was such a beautiful morning. I took Mama's wooden cane......the one she used to walk around the yard. She loved the early hours with the dew. I can still see her and hear her. She loved to sing, "I come to the garden alone...." Her sweet voice warbling...

This morning I was on a mission. Mama's 4 O'clocks start coming up when the weather gets hot.
I had cautioned Buddy not to weed eat or to use weed killer along that side of the shed. "There's something special there, " I told him.

Today I bent over and tugged at the tenacious chickweed. As I dragged it aside, sure enough there they were! A little bit of Mama! How she loved them. 4 o'clocks only bloom in the cool morning and evening hours.

I knew Bud would have to finish the weeding, but now I knew they were hidden there.

As I stared at the little plants and the ugly chickweed, I was reminded of the scripture of the sower. How the seed fell on various types of soil in different conditions. The weed eater, the weed killer, the chickweed would have each destroyed the plants in different ways.

I thought of the tenderness that I felt as I lifted the leaves to the sun... the excitement I felt.
I thought of how much love Christ feels for me and of all He does to protect and nurture me!

I walked away thinking of Mama....
I walked away thinking of My Savior.......

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


 Cam helped us on Saturday and yesterday, which was a half day of school for him. Since Jon's surgery, Cam has become even more of our "right hand man!" I don't know what we would do without him! He cleaned and painted the yard ornaments, mowed ate, sprayed weed killer, fertilized, burned trash, you name it!

 JB was pretty happy with Nanny. She made him a cake with peanut butter icing and put Curious George on for him to watch!
 Our Western Beauties went on a one day trip to Seattle with their parents. I love this picture!
 Erica's piano recital was last night and of course, we couldn't go. But she played all her pieces for me. We are so proud of her!