Friday, May 26, 2017

Humbling offers of help

Why is it we find it so hard to accept someones help... Have you ever offered doing something for someone and they said yes to it?  It is a wonderful joyous feeling to know you are doing something that eases a load on someone. I've been there made doing the chore or errand so much more tolerable and yes even fun.

In the last few months I have had to humble myself and accept offers of help, when someone sees a definite need to be done they often jump to help.  We allow our pride to keep us from not only blessing ourselves but also from blessing the giver.

Today I had someone text me an offer I quite honestly wanted to say no to, it actually took me 5 min or so of struggling with the reasons to say no even while I was so happy for the offer.  I said yes, and loaded up 4 loads of laundry into a friends car.  2 sopping wet smelly loads and two others I had hoped to do today.  I ma extremely humbled and blessed, and yes blessed in the true sense of that word, I'm not just throwing it in there.

I am praying hard that both my washer and dryer are fixable, yup they both bit the dust last night hence the two sopping loads of laundry...the washer fills and empties but won't spin and the dryer just stopped...so Keith is pretty sure the dryer is just an internal fuse but the washer...the motor to spin won't engage...pray it is fixable, it would be a hardship to replace that and the other two appliances that need replacing to...deep freezer and vacuum...

Anyhow back to the original content, trust me, say yes sometime to an offer of help I promise it not only blesses you but the person who offers in ways unimaginable!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Welcoming a new decade

Yup, it's official I have entered my 50's. After almost a week and a half of celebrating I am pooped out but feeling confident and loved as I move into this decade of my life.   I have to say there is no grief, fear or concerns I am loved by a Most High God, I understand as best as I can about the Trinity of my belief and have come to the place where even when things get hard I have a part of me that says He is with me and that He is working in it.

I celebrated with pampering and parties.  Manicure, pedicure, eyebrows a new hairstyle and a new outfit.  There were family dinners, a surprise party, a sleep over and a coffee date.  Gifts of all sizes and love beyond anything I  have ever known...the whole thing ended with a blissful Mothers day and although I had what is now the familiar ache of missing my mom it wrapped up an amazing 12 days of celebrating.


Tomorrow is a sew day and I am excited to take my gift certificates and discounts into the quilt store for a shopping trip.  And I am ready to focus on some new projects and some yard and house reno's we are going to take on.

My dear Matthew will live here through the summer, he has a 1/2 time job so his room and board will be some work for his mamma.

I am excited to be renovating my laundry room and 1 bathroom to start, yard clean up, deck repair and hopefully a wish I've had was to build a small deck in the front yard with some simple landscaping...Oh yes and its time to get the travel trailer ready too.

My health remains a difficult path for me but if I keep going forward it can only hold me back as much as is necessary.  I am hoping to write here more we shall see how that unfolds.

Thank you to all who made me feel so special these past 12 days and everyday really you keep this ol'bird looking forward to the next day and the next adventure.

May God Bless you as abundantly as you bless me
Karen