I just love those Ice Flowers don't you? Their color is just gorgeous and they grow like crazy! I've been spending a lot of time in my yard lately, not as much as I'd like too, but enough.
Things have been very busy in our household these past couple of months. Since my last post I've picked up a third part time job. It's only temporary, which is good. And the extra cash is a needed blessing right now. My husbands job has been slow lately.
|I fell in love with this bowl that I found at my favorite thrift shop.|
As I mentioned in the past, our family has changed over the last few months. My husband and I are raising yet another teen. I shouldn't say "raising" as both teens are quite tall ! Lets just say that God had someone that needed some people to help. I don't quite understand why God chose us but the fact is that for now, we have another teen living with us.
|I've been busy !|
You know it's a very strange feeling when your life is just going along, not perfectly, but you get used to it, and then all of a sudden it all changes.
It may not be what you thought it would be. Not that we ever really know what will happen from day to day. Still it seems such a challenge when it all gets turned to a different direction.
|Waiting for the Cone Flowers to bloom.|
Acceptance seems to be the word of the day for me. To be able to accept change. Keep my Faith. To know in my heart that God will not let go of my hand. To know that God will give us the strength to mentor and guide with care, patience and love.
|Our "Peaceful Place".|
Teens can be so, so trying. I sometimes envision them as grown people trying so hard to "Hatch" from an egg shell. That probably sounds silly I know, but I really see it that way.
The struggling movements. Then the slowness as they tire from struggling so hard to escape so that they can spread their wings to fly. Ultimately to fly away.
Here we are filled with doubts. Are we teaching them the right things? Are we showing them everything that needs to be shown how to do? Will they succeed in this difficult and often cruel world?
We are trying. We are holding tightly to the hope that God will guide us in guiding them.
And that my friends is what we have been up to!
Life has been busy. It's been up and it's been down.
And all the while, I can feel someone holding my hand.