Sunday, March 20, 2011

Puppy Love

Just thought I would share the newest additions to our family.....Bearlee (because he "barely" looks like a dog ;)

and Bobber....

Although we were not in the market for more pets, my son and his wife adopted a beautiful shephard mix last October and viola! during the coldest week of January, she presented them with 6 puppies! They have REALLY worked hard to keep these puppies alive during the frigid winter and have spent countless $$ on food, a kennel, house, toys when they could find no one to take them, hubby and I took TWO! Okay, we are suckers for a pooch in need and have been MANY times! Let me say, that rescue dogs make the greatest pets...and in this instance....we have rescued the whole son and his wife are keep two as well. One has already been adopted and we are hoping for a forever home for one more! Gracie, the momma, has a vet visit in her immediate future and so do all of the puppies we are keeping!

But on the first day of Spring what could be more enjoyable than the beautiful sunshine and warm weather? The love of a sweet puppy or two ;)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Thinking of .....Spring

I can remember as a child, getting Spring Fever so badly, I couldn't concentrate on anything. Sitting in class as the sun smiled through the open window, hearing the drone of the lawnmower cutting the grass along the sidewalks, smelling the wonderful smell of freshly cut mind would things that little girls dream playing tag until dark...or taking my favorite doll out in the backyard on a quilt and having a picnic, just me and "Debbie"....or riding my shetland pony...ahhh, in Springtime, the ideas were endless. As an adult, I still get a touch of Spring Fever....not today because it was snowing this morning when I went to work, but last week, we had a glimpse of Spring. The sun was shining, frogs were croaking, the lawn was covered with robins, the crabapple trees are budding...and I loved every bit of it! I am a warm weather...sun shining.....bees blooming kind of girl...and SPRING...I AM THINKING OF YOU!!!!! Please get here soon ;)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I Will Rejoice....

I have been away from my blog for awhile due to my Dad being seriously ill. He has been in the hospital for the past two weeks, and after a very close call with death, is resting comfortably at home now. He is 81 years old and had always been in perfect health until about 3 years ago. It is very difficult to see someone that you always felt was ten feet tall and bulletproof, suddenly become very mortal! When I see my Dad suffering, I am suddenly ten years old again and very scared! My mom passed over 11 years ago, and in the years since, Dad has been both Mom and Dad to my sister, brother and I. I have decided that no matter how old we get, we still need that anchor that our parents provide. And although Dad has been a devout Christian with an unshakable faith for over 46 years, and he is 81 years old...I am still not ready to let him go. He brings something to my life that no one else on earth can bring! I love his heart, his laughter, his sense of humor, his strength of spirit, his hugs, his hearty appetite, his devotion to his children and grandchildren, his outgoing personality, his willingness to help others, his simple way of accepting life as it comes and believing that the Lord has it all under control. He told me the other day, "I have trusted the Lord in life, I will trust him death." That is solid faith....and I only hope that when I am where he is...I can say that just as strongly!

My card today, even though you can't really see the sentiment, simply says, "REJOICE"...and tonight I am rejoicing for the Dad that I have been blessed with...for the fact that he is home from the hospital and although he is frail in body, he is strong in spirit! And in the end...I will know without a doubt that he is safely in the arms of the God he has served joyfully for so many years, and that he will finally be reunited with my Mom! So again, I will REJOICE!