Resilience

Leontopodium nivale, commonly called edelweiss, is a mountain flower belonging to the daisy or sunflower family Asteraceae.

The plant prefers rocky limestone places at about 1,800–3,000 metres altitude.

It is non-toxic and has been used in traditional medicine as a remedy against abdominal and respiratory diseases. Wikipedia

Jesus help me to be tough and hard to kill. Hardy.

Resilient.

Woooord. Pastor Mike!

“Most of us spend so much time hating things about ourselves that we don’t realize we’re crippling our ability to love others.

There’s no way you can figure out how to love somebody else well in a relationship if you have not first figured out how to love yourself. ” ~pastor Michael Todd

Oh My Socks, you guys!

I definitely had an aha moment.

with Jesus.

this morning.

because of this.

the reason ~ well one reason ~ I have so much trouble loving my neighbor is because I don’t like myself.

However…I am getting better!

it has been extremely difficult for me to forgive myself for some of my parenting mistakes.

Like I said: I’m working on it with Jesus and I have definitely found that,

as I’m learning to forgive myself.

and love myself.

and give myself a break,

and move on….

I am becoming a better parent and friend and wife and child.

My row to hoe 💐

Up hurting over parenting stuff. 3am.

Jesus You know: You were there. You are here now. You will never leave me or forsake me, right? Right.

I am rebooting my ❤ now. Please. Speak to me and make me. Feel comfortable again.

  • Sunshine on my face.
  • Like a golden blessing from life.
  • Warm
  • encouraging
  • quiet
  • peaceful
  • happy.
  • My Cats and dogs bathe in pools of it.
  • Excellent idea.
  • I’ll take it
Youversion nails it

Thank you Jesus Sir Wonderful 🙏🙌❤😊

It had to happen

Inevitable. Hubby and I were on a date, and there she was ~ our son`s new mom. 💔

Our son might have been there too; we don’t know. He’s in college somewhere, I think. Maybe he went back to the car when he saw us; maybe we could have seen him.

We just don’t know.

Heartbroken

I guess it was gonna happen sometime. In a community this small, it’s remarkable that it took seven years to run into their family somewhere.

God why does this hurt so much? Nothing has changed~our son still left when he was 16 and eventually changed his name and joined another 👪 family (from his highschool drama club) when he was 22. Four years ago.

But it does hurt. How do I get over this, Jesus? You’ve got to help me! or I am toast.

I trust You Yahweh.

Please hold me now. I miss our son. I feel like I will never be happy again.

Be near me now. Heal my broken heart.

I believe You. 🙏❤

Wildflowers ❤

3:00 am

Up choosing to enjoy the quiet and to be with my Father tonight.

Early morning waking. “I have a grateful heart. that You have given me. and it can only come. from You” early Petra

  • I am thankful for the following things: intermittent fasting.
  • Crickets and frogs singing.
  • Quiet gray dawn..like a dove
  • Ear buds so I don’t wake my hubby.
  • Young love or old married love. ❤
  • verse images at you version.
  • Animals: so charming, innocent 😇 funny and endearing.
  • Dish soap bubbles.
  • Clean sheets.
  • Naps.
  • Father and Spirit and Son 💘.
  • Best friends 💙.
  • Ocean loveliness.
  • Laying in front of the fan in summer.
  • Nair for facial hair (just keepin it real).
  • BBQ anything.
  • Breathing–ever thought about that?
  • Sea shells.
  • My wheelchair (=freedom)
  • Joni Earekson Tada–bless her 🙏 ❤.
  • Microwave mug cakes– #lookitupdelightfulquicktreat.

I have a thankful heart

that You have given me

and it can only come

from You.

Jesus- how I feel about You