GOOD MORNING MONDAYS LINK UP
Hi there all, welcome back to our Good Morning Mondays Link Up.
I’m going to apologise in advance for all the baby pics I’m about to post ;-).
I can officially say now that we’ve had another beautiful little granddaughter, and to mark this amazing blessing I’m posting a picture of the little darling and myself (you’ll have noticed I don’t post pics of me very often). Here she is not quite 24 hours old and she’s a real trooper.Because we had the other children, I was also blessed to see them introduce this little girl to her big sisters and brother. They hung on every word that their father spoke about the little girl, her name, the fact that she was a she. It was a beautiful moment. And just because I can here’s another photo of her with one of her big sisters having a cuddle in bed – so special.Well that was our excitement last weekend and nothing we did this week matched it. My husband had been away for the weekend in Sydney at a men’s conference, so he hasn’t met the little one yet. Their flights got delayed so instead of coming home on Sunday night they didn’t get back until Monday night. I guess in a way it was good because he had time to catch up with his cousin that we see only every 5 years and he got to spend some quality time with the other men who went with them.
He saw a bit of Sydney as well and they went for a ferry ride, but he was definitely glad to get home. Unfortunately he came home with bronchitis so he’s been under the weather most of the week and the children have also had colds. So it’s been a slow one.
We didn’t have bible study this week but I managed to get in a morning sewing on Thursday for the Days 4 Girls group and then we had our book group in the afternoon. We are nearly finished Fervent and we are looking forward to starting our new book after the school holidays.
Friday we both met with our friends to do our bible study and then the children had theirs. Friday is always a busy day but it’s good as well and stretches both our thinking.
Our no 1 son and his young lady and brother came to visit us this weekend and we had a great time together, getting to know each other. He’s gone again for a few weeks and then back for the summer shearing period. The dynamics in the house change when he’s home as they do when he is away, a bit of adjustment and then we settle back down again.
Well that’s about our excitement for the week, onto our link up….
Our top three this week were….All The Good Things by Paper Seedlings
The Cult Next Door by The Cotton Apron Renewed Hope: Happy Birthday ‘Hope Prevails” by Dr Michelle Bengtson
Thanks everyone for stopping by and linking up, it’s been great to see you all here.
Okay this week coming…. sort of back to normal, whatever that is !!
More school, back to bible study, more piano practice, another sewing day and the usual Friday run around and weekend.
I think I may have a friend coming for lunch one day and a chat which will be nice. I need to get some seeds into pots for the coming spring vegetable garden and start to think about what I want to plant and where it’s going to go.
We’ve had some amazing lovely days this week and the sunshine has been glorious. The ground is starting to dry up and you can feel spring in the air. It seems like it’s been a long winter but God promises that the seasons will change and life goes on.
Genesis 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
I’ve been really challenged these past weeks about how serious we are about standing on God’s word as being the truth, about not making excuses and fitting in with everyone else’s opinion because it’s easier. Sometimes we will need to stand alone and sometimes that is scary but we need to be strong and firm on what we believe.
There are tough times ahead my friends and our children need to know what it is to STAND FIRM and not allow our fears or others ideas to pull us away from what we believe.
Have a great week, and I pray that you feel God’s presence in your life everyday.
1 Samuel 16:7 But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.