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Hey there everyone, welcome back to our Good Morning Mondays Link Up.

How has your week been?? I’m watching my northern hemisphere friends and their summer gardening and activities. It is cold and damp here and the last few days have been somewhat dreary and misty. The good side is that everything is lovely and green and just beautiful.

Our very special youngest granddaughter turned 1 this week.

After I wrote  last week our no 1 daughter rang us and asked us to look after the children for a night as they wanted to finish cleaning up and finally be done moving. We were thrilled to have the children and it’s always great fun. It got rather chaotic around tea and bath time but we managed and the team of grandparents and uncle and aunt worked well.

They had a great time outside helping granddad with the animals and the fencing.

This week has been good and my husband got back to work for a few days. He is very tired and still getting himself back to where he was before his chest pains. He is still having pains on and off and we have an appointment this week with the heart specialist.

I think I may have told you we were doing a marriage course through our church and we’ve completed 2 weeks now. It’s always good to sit down and work on things even when they are going well. We’re being reminded about communication and what our spouses needs are and we get homework to do as well. There’s a range of couples in the group, some only married 6 months and some like us nearly 30 years.

I had our book group meeting this week and it was so nice to get back together with the ladies again. We are up to Strategy 4 – Our Family and this was an excellent chapter. My friends it’s all about SPECIFIC – FERVENT PRAYER. We are learning to move on from the basic “bless my husband/family” prayers to recognising specific needs and problems and addressing them and taking them to the Lord. If you haven’t read Fervent I would really encourage you to do so. Our next chapter is “Our Past” and we all groaned over that one, but it’ll be good, maybe painful but always good to change and grow.

On the farm our Saddleback sow had her piglets and delivered 10 little cuties. They came overnight and she didn’t need any assistance from us (they never do – God’s got that sorted). These little ones will be grown to weaning stage and then sold or maybe a couple might hit our freezer as well.We have also been blessed with some fish for our aquaponics system so the men have been working on getting that back on stream after a fire in the sump. It was a blessing that we didn’t lose the shed – thank you Lord.

We are waiting on cows to calve as well and we are really missing our fresh milk and I’m getting sick of buying it at the moment but they’ll come when they are ready.

We had the graduation of one of my husband’s Good 2 Great Father’s Course on Sunday and it is always good to see Fathers improving themselves and wanting to become better husbands and fathers and it’s wonderful to see the families grow closer together. We had the graduation during church and then shared a meal together. It was nice to meet some of the families as I didn’t know a couple of them before this.

Okay my friends onto our link up…

Our top three this week were…“What’s Wrong with Living Together?” – May 15 by Soul Survival a toast to the duke and duchess of sussex – the royal wedding we all needed by Magnolia Darjeeling Alabama Pot Roast – Slow & Pressure Cooker by The Bearded Hiker

Thank you everyone for stopping by and linking up, it’s always a blessing to me.

This coming week is a bit quieter and I’ve got a couple more days at home. We’ve got our Marriage Course and then a whole day out on Wednesday with Doctors and then singing and piano lessons. The eisteddfod is only a week away now so it’s full on practicing for that.

Our no 1 daughter is going to accompany the children in their singing so we’ll get to see her and the children on Wednesday when they get together for a practice.

I’ve still got apples to bottle so I’ll be working on that when I’m home and I’m hoping to get my garlic planted this week and get on top of some weeding in the vegetable garden. The winter veg are growing nicely but I’d like to get some more seeds in this week.

A reminder to us all to be strategic and fervent in our prayer life.

Okay my friends that’s it for this week and I’m looking forward to hearing how you have all been.

Have a great week!!!

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.”

Blessings my friends xxxx

11 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #170”

  1. Good that your husband is feeling better, but keep us posted on those chest pains . . .
    I’ve so enjoyed the pictures of your little piggies on Instagram!
    We had our two grandbabies here at the house over the weekend to help out their parents. Chaos certainly reins when they walk through the door, but it’s w
    onderful to get to know them better with long stretches of time together.

    1. Hey there Michele, thanks for your comment and encouragement. My husband got the all clear from the heart specialist which is just wonderful news. Only God knows what was going on because we are a bit baffled but extremely grateful. Yes the piggies are cute and I’m glad you are enjoying the pics. So nice when the grandchildren visit and I’m so pleased for you that you got to spend quality and quantity time with them. Bless you xxx

  2. Terri, I’m so glad to hear that your husband is getting his strength back. Praying he continues to improve and if there’s anything that needs to be addressed, his doctor will recognize it, and he’ll be back to full strength soon.

    Thanks for featuring my post, “What’s Wrong with Living Together?” and for hosting again this week. Blessings to you and yours!

    1. Hi Donna, it was my pleasure to feature your post and I’m grateful for your prayer support for our family. My husband got the all clear from the heart specialist which is such a blessings. We don’t know what really happened but God does and we are grateful to Him for bringing my husband through. Bless you dear friend. xxx

  3. Oh how fun you got to watch your grand-babies. I don’t have nay yet, but I long for the day when I can love on my own. For now, I just love on the babies at church 🙂 thanks for the linkup – I am fairly new here and it is fun to catch a glimpse behind the scenes and peek into your family and life. Blessings

    1. Dear Debbie, so nice to hear from you and I’m glad you are enjoying the link up. We are truly blessed with our family and I’m so glad that you can share your love to the babies at church, that is so special. Bless you xxx

    1. Hey Lisa, thanks for the birthday greetings, 4 months already, times does fly. Our oldest granddaughter is 5 now and it just seems like yesterday that she was born. Enjoy and bless you. xxx

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