Monday, June 13, 2011

At the End of the Day......

At the end of my day, right before I go to sleep, I let my mind reflect upon the blessings I have had that day.

Always, there is thankfulness that God allowed me to have another day.  It is the first thing I thank the Lord for in the morning......and the last "thank you" before I close my eyes for the night.

Even though life right now is wrought with trials and hardships, I always look for the "happies" and "thankfuls" that the Lord has allowed me to have.  I am a nature lover....birds and their songs, flowers and trees....a beautiful sky.

I love to be up early in the morning because all of nature is beginning to wake up too.  The rooster is calling for everyone to "get up"....what a great sound that is!!!  And the family of bluejays come down from their home in the big oak tree in front of our home to collect whatever food they find down on the ground below.  There are at least 5 of them.  They are wonderful to watch.....hopping about, searching and teasing one another.

We take Bailey, our adorable 3 year old mini-schnauzer, out first thing in the morning.  She runs around so a little child with a smile on her face.  Her eyes are always looking around for the black cats that she loves to torment...well, actually, they torment her but she likes to think it is the other way around...LOL   Since the grass always has dew on it, Gary picks her up to bring her in and dry her off.  She just looks so adorable hanging in his arms...again, just like a little kid.  And for me, that is what she is  :)  Remember when your children were babies how wonderful and exciting it was to wake up to them in the morning?  That is exactly how I feel with her.   I do not have a real baby at home anymore, so Bailey gets all my morning kisses...*snicker*

Gary and I have breakfast and then we discuss what our plans are for the day.  Today, I took an "easier day".  I suffer terribly from fibromyalgia and really needed a break so I did small things to give my hurts a chance to calm down for the rest of the week.  Denise came over in the early morning and we applied Wall Words to one of the walls in our bedroom.  It has taken me quite awhile to come up with just the right words...but I saw these at Hobby Lobby this week...and they were perfect :)  I am thankful for Denise, my lovely adult daughter, and I am thankful for finding words that have such meaning for us.

In the afternoon, we took a backroads drive.  We love to do this...always seeing things we have not seen before.  The country is so pretty here with its winding, hilly and woodsy roads.  So relaxing......I am thankful for the peace and calm that it brings to me when I am troubled and stressed from the hard "bumps" in my lifes road.

Life situations for the past 4 years have been particularly hard on me.  Gary asked me on our drive today if I was ready to give up.  I told him I did not really want to "give up".....but I would just like to run away for awhile...LOL   This is where I am REALLY thankful...that I have the Lord in my life to hold me up when I feel like I want to crumble to the ground!!!  I am so, so grateful that the Lord reminds me that He is there for me...ALWAYS....and He will never, ever leave me!!!

Hebrews 13:5...for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee...KJV 


  1. written by Billie Nichols Worthey ~ Linda, you amaze me. you have such a beautiful way of expressing yourself. Read your blog this morning. All I can say is GREAT!!!! love you

  2. Hi Linda, just had to come and say hello and thank you for following my blog. I would have been over sooner, but I caught some bug and oh man did my body not feel good. I was thinking as I was sick about all who live with pain everyday. I see you are one. So so sorry.
    Heavenly Father, I thank you that you have given me some understanding on what it is to not feel well. I want to lift Linda up and ask for strength to get through the hard times with her pain. Thank you that she knows that you are there helping her cope with her days. You are such a faithful God and we thank you that we are yours. In Jesus Name, Amen

    Thank you again sweet friend for joining up with Prairie Flower Farm.
    Hugs, Linda

  3. Linda. . .I too love to read your writings. You always were so very precise in your grammar. . .that's why you made the perfect person to grade English paperwork at the church school.

    I don't know all you're going through right now but don't give up. . .or rather don't give up trusting God to know what's best for you. You/we can give up lots of other things along the way that will make our loads lighter. Things like pride, selfishness, ungratefulness, bad attitudes all just drag us
    down but like you've written a grateful, thankful heart will give you a peace in the very midst of the storms. Never give up being grateful. Never give up blessing the Lord for the wonderful things He's done for you.

    You are loved. I appreciate your continued growth in the Lord. "Jesus is helping you. . .because you're letting Him."

  4. Linda, I lost contact with you on Facebook and it has taken me awhile to find your blog again as I have an updated google mail account. Finally found you and hope that things are going well with you!

    I started a blog recently and you can find me at

    Love and blessings,