Monday, June 17, 2013

Summer --day parfaits and blessings.

The table is laid with candles and grown up dishes..........candles waiting to be lit.

The dessert is made and chilling in the fridge.

The salad is ready and the veggies only need a few moments to sweetie is doing his task as the grill master and I am his sou chef..........

The kids are tucked safely away at the grandparents' enjoying Vacation Bible school and lots of grand parent loving.  It isn't lost on me what a blessing it is to have this................this life.......these blessings.......this love.  I am so aware of the fact there are lonely people, with lonely hearts that long for the moments like these. There are those who are living in grief for what they have lost and who they have lost.   In that awareness, I pray.............I pray for the lonely, the hurting, those who long for what I once did not have.  I have walked that road, that lonely road.  I also have had those moments where the fact life is so precious and so fleeting were made all to real.  The moments we almost lost our son, the moment Mike was diagnosed with cancer, the moment the doctor said we are very worried about your new baby girl, the time I lost Hannah in a crowd........those moments make you realize what a blessing life is..........the little things and the big things, the joy and the sorrow. So I post this not as a boast that I have this or that but a thanksgiving for the moments like these, for the time we have, for the love we share...........for great is the Lord's faithfulness.  It is HE ALONE who gets the glory. It is to He alone who I give all my praise.

Because it is in moments like this I can think.............

.....ah, pudding and blessings.  


Jennifer said...

This brought tears to my eyes, for a few different reasons. I have learned the very hard way to hold onto those blessing that some days here are so few it seems.

You are such a special lady Thelma. I can not tell you how much you inspire me, How many countless times you have made me smile and brightened my day.

I know God looks down at people like you and he is so very proud.

Thelma Strobl said...

Thank you.........and you just blessed my socks off. Love you my friend. You are a blessing too.