Welcome to another Good Morning Mondays. I hope you all had a happy and blessed Easter and that you are all rejoicing in our risen Lord.
What a most wonderful gift that we have been given by God, and what an awesome sacrifice that Jesus made just for us, just because He loved us. May our feeling of gratefulness not pass away as Easter recedes from our memory until next year.
We have had a busy weekend and I am feeling quite tired at the moment and I am looking forward to a few days at home to catch up on house work and music etc.
Mid week we went back to the dentist for my husband and they have finally sorted out his tooth issue and he is on the mend. It is amazing how debilitating pain can be and it is wonderful to see him get back his sense of humour which we all love.
It was such a warm day on Wednesday that after the dentist we took the children for a swim, most probably the last one for the year as it has cooled off again.
They had a great time and got wet and sandy. This time we took them to where the river meets the sea and there is a sand bank between the two, so the water was quite calm. Below is a view from the lookout above the river.
Above is a picture of our stall. We had aprons and bags and cot quilts and ponchos and seedlings and cards and headbands. A lot of these items we had made before our No 1 daughter got married so we just added a few more things. I won’t say we made a heap of money but it was wonderful to spend time together.
The men came home and did another couple loads of wood and then spent the afternoon putting plastic over our aquaponics system, so they were very productive too.
Sunday we went to church and then had lunch with some friends of ours. It was a lovely afternoon of eating (too much) and talking the time away. The children had a lovely time together too. It was great also to spend the weekend with our son-in-law and no 1 daughter and our grandchildren and it is just so nice when they arrive to see our oldest granddaughter get so excited to see us, it just warms the heart.
So enough about me let’s get onto our link up.
Our top three posts this week were….
Why Do I Work? by Jo at Stop…have a chat
The Hardest Prayer by Cheryl at Homespun Devotions
A Brief History of Women and Work by Jo at Stop…have a chat
Congratulations ladies on being our top three and thank you for linking up.
Thank you also to everyone for taking the time to stop by and link up.
I need to apologise to some of you because I haven’t had time to read and comment on all your posts this week. I really want you all to know that this isn’t the way I want it to be but it all just got away from me this week. I will hopefully be back on track this week so please continue to link up because I and others are so encouraged.
This week isn’t so busy, which is great. We have a 60th birthday party tomorrow and then my daughter and I have a sewing day on Thursday but that’s it – yay. No music lessons this week due to school holidays so I get to stay home all day on Saturday. We may have someone for lunch on Sunday but we will see how the week goes.
Our no 1 daughter brought me 50 bottles of stewed apples for my pantry. She did a great job and did well over 100 bottles for her family as well. We picked more apples this last week and I am going to try and bottle some apple juice as well as some for pie fillings.
I have a prayer request and I ask that if you have time if you could pray for a lady at church who has breast cancer. The chemotherapy has really been hard for her and she has been in hospital a lot. Mrs C’s daughter died of breast cancer about 18 years ago and Mrs C and her husband raised their grandson after his mother died.
May you all have a great week and may we remember to keep our eyes looking outwards to how we can help others and not inward on ourselves.
Blessings my friends.