Friends

It’s nice to have friends you can count on… ones that are really there to help when you need it. Ones who support you and give you really advice and care even if it’s not what you always want to hear.

It’s also great to be that kind of friend. Someone who is there for others when they need you, even if it may be an inconvenience to you.

Hope you have those kind of friend/friends in your life as well as being that kind of friend to others you care about.

New life…

My really great friend and best friend right now just had a new baby boy. I got to be at the birth and see him take his first breath. She had a home birth and I was blessed to be on her birth team. I didn’t do much besides provide support and then help a lot once he was out with getting him cleaned up, helping her though after birth pains, helping with the other kids, and cleaning up the house. My favorite part was a few moments I got alone with him when my friend needed to get a shower and be checked by the midwife and her hubby was busy putting the other kids to bed. Baby boy was just about 20 minutes old and just opening his eyes…

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He is a precious and adorable little boy and I am excited to be “Auntie” to him and her other kids. When you can’t have kids of your own, its a blessing to be able to have a friend who is willing to share her kids with you and let you love on them 🙂 What a blessing to see a new life enter the world and be included in such a special event. 🙂

New Neighbor…

We have a new neighbor… but not your typical neighbor. Our new neighbor is a horse that has come to live in our neighbors field.

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I think it is a buckskin and she is so pretty. When I went out and stated talking to her from a ways away she started towards me in a little gallop.

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She came over the hill and I started to see the top of her.

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She beat me to the fence and started pacing waiting for me to get there.

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Back and forth along the fence she went.

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It was like she was saying “Hey hurry up”…

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“I don’t have all day to wait for you to come visit me”

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So I went over and checked her out.

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She was quite a beauty and nuzzled my hand looking for a treat.

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I stayed and talked with her for a  minute.

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Her eyes had a kindness to them. They had a sparkle of either mischief or happiness too.

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Whatever it was as I turned to walk away I looked back and she was looking off in the distance and gave me a little neigh before lowering her head to eat.

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I’ll be back my new friend 🙂

Missing Friend

It is already half way though the week and I don’t know where the time went. Baxter and Chase are missing their friend, but have adjusted back to their routine.

Best of Friends

Best of Friends

We let them spend some extra time outside running today as it was so nice. The weather was just beautiful and made you not want the day to end. After I got off work I was able to enjoy the beautiful sun and breeze with the pups 🙂  I could see at times the pups checked the drive way when they heard a car going by slowly… maybe seeing if their friend was back. Don’t worry Baxter and Chase…He will be back and we are going to visit him next year 🙂

Attempts in Faith

I often ask myself what is faith? Is it something we tell ourselves, something we feel, something we know, or something we are given? I am still exploring this through the word of God.Jesus

A friend of mine was of great encouragement in faith today and I am grateful to her. She constantly remind me that faith is just that.. faith… a belief we have in something/someone for a particular reason. We can feel it, know it, or talk about it depending on the situation. It is very hard to have faith when it seems everything is going wrong around you and your prayers don’t feel answered. Yet, I was reminded that is when we get to then practice our faith. That is still believing in whatever “it” is despite the situation, circumstances, or negativity. I think that is the hardest part of faith… believing… especially when faced with previous disappointments. Still part of faith requires the belief despite the circumstances. Without that piece there is no faith only wandering. So with my friends support I will continue to work on my faith in our dreams and my God.

Keeping busy…

The weekend is here and I have a busy one planed…

Today and tomorrow I am helping a friend (a cousin of hubbys) move into their new place. I am so excited to have a friend closer and I adore her kids (they have been featured in my posts before). Saturday morning before I go to help her finish unpacking I have to clean for the elderly couple I help once a month. Sunday it is church then to my friends to help set up for her one year olds birthday party (and to help put away any last-minute things from the move). I volunteered to take pictures at the party so she could enjoy this time with her little boy.

Next week is going to be a long and stressful one, but I will make it though… I have faith. Hope you all have a blessed weekend. 🙂

Home Values and Love

The boys are trying to stay as cool as they can today. It tried to rain earlier, but that only made the humidity go up. I was out earlier this morning in the garden watering and checking on the plants. Things seem to be growing well. I wanted to water before it got too hot and caused all the water to evaporate.

When I got home the chickens were staying cool in the shade. (Aren’t “the girls” so cute 😉 )

I am in the mood for wadding… the river that runs through the battlefield we went to earlier in the week is calling my name…

This weekend promises to be a busy one. Tomorrow I am going over to the elderly couples house we bought the tractors from (https://seasonsgirl.wordpress.com/2012/04/15/look-what-my-husband-brought-home/) to help them clean. They asked me if I could come over to help them clean house once a month as they are having difficulty keeping up. Then hubby and I have errands to run, house to clean (for Sunday), and want to take the pups for a walk. Sunday we have my husband’s best friend and his family coming over for lunch and to hang out.

I have been thinking lately more and more about if our home portrays the values and beliefs we have. When friends, family, and their kids come over (we have had a lot of visitors over the last few months) do they see our belief in God, our love for others, and our love for each other. I am happy to say in most areas we are doing well, but there is always room for improvement. I think you can make New Years resolutions all year-long… so mine for the next few weeks is to see if there are ways I can create a warm, God valued filled, and healthy environment for those who come into our home.  Is there anything you do to create this in your home?