Friday, March 16, 2012


7 Green Spring
I must admit that Thursday was a wonderful day.  We hired a gentleman to install some unique fencing on our property – which gave my Beloved Husband some good and some bad times.

The good was his being outside, enjoying building.  It’s the first yard project he’s been involved in for the last two years – ever since his rotator cuff problem was evident.  His health since then precluded his doing much outdoors at all.

It was bad in that he couldn’t do any of the moving, lifting, digging, hauling or setting the fence.  It’s the nature of Myasthenia Gravis that getting too tired has physical results.

It got me out of the house, too.  Friday will get me out even more, ‘cause I’m planting veggies in the resettled planters.  We hope to do more over this spring, but just being out today to see how green our spring is was a blessing.  The graphic above is where a tiny portion of our specimen photinia at the end of our front porch has begun blooming. Here is the full specimen:
4 Green SpringImagine it covered in those beautiful white blossoms.  Then imagine it covered in new red leaves as it grows.  Absolutely it reminds me of:

And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. (Matthew 6:28-29 KJV)

Do you know the next verse?  It came to mind Thursday, too.  Wednesday night Second Son-in-Law tried to start the tractor, but it wouldn’t go into gear.  The last time that happened, it cost us $1,200. Remember, SSiL is about to lose his job with a bankrupt airline? The fencing project has already cost both us and them since it comes out of the Farm Fund. So, we all prayed about it, asking God to take care of this problem since He knew all about the finances.

Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (Matthew 6:30-31 KJV)

I trust you know me well enough that it is the absolute truth when I tell you that SSiL got on the tractor after coming home from work today, lowered the loader on the front to rock the tractor, turned the key and it started.

Second Daughter spent a couple of hours celebrating that event by mowing around the house.  We all celebrated by giving our Lord thanks for a day’s blessing.

(I have a few more of our green spring photos on my Multiply Albums.)

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