Hi there everyone, welcome back to Darling Downs Diaries and our Good Morning Mondays Link Up.

Is it a good Monday morning for you??? It’s actually Sunday night here but I’m hoping for a good Monday morning.

Really it’s up to us isn’t it, to how we deal with our mornings?? I’m not a morning person, I’m a night owl but I have worked on turning that around. I have gotten better but I really only kick in after 9 am and it takes a while for my eyes to focus properly and I guess if I’m honest with myself I need to focus my eyes on Jesus each morning to start the day fresh.

We have had a “way out there” week. As I mentioned last week, on Saturday morning my mother-in-law fell while in respite and broke here femur or thigh bone below her left hip. She was transferred by ambulance to another hospital on Saturday afternoon and underwent surgery on Sunday morning.

My father-in-law was away in another state with his brothers and sister at the time and didn’t make it home until Sunday night. Let’s just say it was a little stressful.

We had fantastic friends look after the children for us for a couple of days so that we could be with her as the hospital was about 50 mins away. She was transferred back to our local hospital on Tuesday night which has been much easier. I spent every day with her and the children have just been fantastic. Our no 2 daughter came with me and our no 2 son went with dad. Later in the week we were all at the hospital, talking to the necessary authorities about a nursing home and what that entails. My husband had already done some work on this but now it looks a definite.

My mother-in-law and I haven’t always had a good relationship and it has been really good for me to be able to help her.  Our whole past since we met has been a quagmire and really something I have wanted to write about – not to dishonour her – but to help others, so that’s why our next monthly link up will be on “dealing with difficult people”.

This won’t be a post on “she did” or “I didn’t” but I want to write about how we need to forgive even if we can’t always reconcile. I know that we have already talked about forgiveness but I think this is such an important topic.

So apart from my time at the hospital I have really only managed to cook and clean this past week. The children have made some Christmas cards and I am going to try and send them later this week, especially the further away ones.

Saturday we were able to stay home so the house got a clean and I almost caught up on the washing and my husband was able to tidy up the grass that is growing so bountifully since all our rain this past winter.

We visited my mother-in-law after church on Sunday and then we were able to come home and have a rest, which was nice.

I am busy knitting some Christmas presents and still have one more to make and a bit of shopping to do but I’ll hopefully accomplish all of it this week.


I don’t have any photos this week but here’s a great one of our 2nd granddaughter and my husband when we played mini golf a few weeks ago.

So that’s been our week… onto our link up…

Our top three posts this week were…
thmb58449ba9c02f12017: Why Read through the Bible in a Year? + FREE Devotional by Donna at Soul Survivalthmb58460db110fbbChristmas & the Christian by Hebrews12Endurance.comthmb58441d8c841caA Very Tozer Christmas by Michele at Living Our Days

Thank you everyone for stopping by and linking up, what a great variety of posts we have each week. You are all such a blessing.

This coming week will be busy, for a woman who never goes out, I’m getting my fill at the moment. We have a family meeting on Monday morning at the hospital with doctors and physios and occupational therapists etc. Then I think I may do some op-shopping after that for the children.

I won’t be at the hospital all day now probably only in the mornings so that I can catch up with doctors and see how physio is going. Then I will come home in the afternoons and do the usual, school and music and maybe even some Christmas baking.

Thank you for your prayers for my mother-in-law, they are appreciated and I ask that you could keep praying for her and us as it comes to mind.

We will have a music lesson because we cancelled our last one on Saturday so that will probably line up well with a hospital visit.

Also don’t forget our monthly link up which is due this coming Wednesday…wisdom search4

This next months topic is…


So if you get a chance pop over and share your posts or just a comment. I would love to hear from you.

May God be with you all this coming week and especially as we focus on Him this Christmas Season – remember Jesus is the reason.

I pray that you will have a blessed week my friends and may God lead and guide you in your everyday life.

Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”


You will find me linked up at some of these great blogs.

10 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #106”

  1. What a sweet Sunday morning surprise to find that my Tozer piece is featured here! And then to see my friend Donna is also being featured as well!
    Thank you for taking the time to curate this lovely gathering each week. Whenever I read about your busy life and all your doings, I wonder how you do it all. I will especially be praying with you about this event with your M-I-L. So sorry. We walked this hard road with my own mother last year, and all the decisions are excruciating. Do keep us informed — and I’ve been wondering how your own leg, etc. are feeling. Are you pain free yet after your injury and recovery?

    1. Hey Michele, it was my pleasure to feature your post and I’m glad that you got a lovely surprise. Thank you also for your prayers for us and my M-I-L they are much appreciated. My leg is going good not as good as before but I get around without pain, some aches occasionally but no big deal. the mornings are the worst, trying to keep going but we get by. God has really blessed us with all that He has done for us. Thanks for your thoughts and for stopping by. Blessings to you this week.

  2. I used to be a morning person. Now I’m not sure what I am. ha. Definitely not night. Maybe middle-of-the-day from 1:00-3:00. ha.
    Praying for healing, both physical and emotional, for your m-i-l and the family.

  3. Wow, Terri! We have been on parallel paths. Only it was my mom who fell and broke her femur just below the hip on Thanksgiving Eve. Since then she has had a partial hip replacement and 2 weeks in an extended care facility. I was here visiting when she fell and since then have been back home to Texas and now back with her in California. She came home day before yesterday and I will probably be here a month or so to help her.

    While she’s my mom and I love her dearly, she’s been very independent (& I guess I could say a little stubborn at times). So it’s been a good, but not close relationship. Like you, I’m looking forward to more time to serve her. She’s realizing a little more how she does need help.

    What she doesn’t understand is how much she needs Jesus (which is, of course, the real reason we haven’t always been as close as I would like). She has always had strong opinions about “religion.” But I see God working. All glory to Him!

    Anyway, I’ll be praying for you and your mother-in-law when I pray for my mom.

    Thanks for featuring my post from last week. Blessings as you add one more thing to your plate!

    1. Oh Donna it does sound very much the same, the only thing is my mother-in-law is going to a nursing home full time. How is she going now that she has been home for a few days??? I’m not sure of my mother-in-laws faith but I’m looking forward to spending more time with her and allowing God to work. Thank you so much for your prayers and support and I will be praying for you and your mother as well. Blessings my friend and may God be with you.

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