Friday, June 5, 2009

Glorious Sun!

From where I sit, the sun is shining, the sheets are waving their happy dance along my clothes line, and birds are enjoying the fresh mowed grass--nibbling away at it.

It truly is a glorious sunny day. One that makes you take pause to thank the Good Lord for all He has blessed you with.

Like the deep purple irises swaying in my English style garden. Yes, the garden still needs thinning and fertilizing, but even in it's current sad state, flowers still faithfully bloom, making me smile.

Like the children I sent off to school earlier this morning. Now those are three amazing blessings that I don't deserve, but yet God in His infinite grace, saw fit to bless me and hubby with three independent, strong, flourishing individuals who continue to amaze us each and every day.

Like the Canadian health care system that fits us into needed appointments as best they can, and without further cost than the taxes we already pay.

Like blogger buddies. Yes, that's you I'm referring to. God blesses me with you, your willingness to connect online, share, support, pray, listen, and learn together. Thank you for touching my life dear blog buddies.

I pray we all have a beautiful weekend ahead in which we can at some point take pause and listen for Him!

Surrendering to Him,



Jody Hedlund said...

Eileen, what a beautiful post today! Thanks for sharing the beauty of your home and life! We do have so many things to be grateful for, and as you mentioned, I'm thankful too for the wonderful community of writing friends God has given us!

Jessica Nelson said...

I hope you have a wonderful weekend too! :-)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Enjoy all your blessings!

Have a great weekend! :)

Wendy Love said...

It has been awhile since I have visited but I am glad I picked today! What a wonderful description of a beautiful day...we are having the same weather here and I am enjoying windows open and the music of the birds outside. I love the new look of your blog!
Wendy Love

Warren Baldwin said...

I like your thoughts and the background music!

It is interesting that you mention your gratitude for the Canadian Health Care System. Down here we hear all the negatives. But, you mention a positive and express gratitude for it.

The Apostle Paul urges gratitude in all situations. We can find something to be thankful for. So, I appreciate your expression of gratitude for your country's health care system.

Also, thanks for your recent visit and comments about parenting.


Terri Tiffany said...

What a lovely post!! I hope your weekend is great too:) And I love knowing all my blogger friends too.

Georgiana Daniels said...

You are such a blessing too! I do so wish I could meet you in person.

Question--what is an English garden?

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Warren, our health care system is not perfect, but whenever anyone I know has needed immediate attention, they've always gotten it. Too often people harp on the negatives and I find that soooo unfair. If I have to wait so that someone in crucial need gets the attention they need, then I may not be joyful about my wait, but I'm certainly grateful that prioritizing is taking place!

Georgiana, to me, an English garden is a mix of rocks, paths that join gardens with a mix of flowers in each. When I see movies of old English manners, they had gardens like these and so hubby and I created our own little patch of gardens (3) joined by a flag stone walkway.

Erica Vetsch said...

I'm a little late to the party, but your lovely list of blessings reminded me of the deluge of wonderful gifts God showers on me each day.

Thank you!