Sweet Life

I am wondering why this season is different from others.  It isn’t that there are no lights outside. We often don’t have lights outside.  Our inside is cozy and warm and you know it as soon as you walk through the door.  It isn’t because the tree is the prettiest it has looked, ever, I think. The love gals decorated it one day while I unpacked the ornaments and memories.

 

Those who live here are blessed. Yes, we are! We have a “sweet” life.

Just this morning I was reflecting on the last days that have streamed by almost too fast. A sick child that needs mom’s comfort and body to snuggle with so sleep will come. A refugee friend who needs someone to be there when she wakes up in the middle of the night at the hospital after a scare with early labor knowing her husband is caring for their children at home.  The tired body that just doesn’t snap back as quickly as it used too after a day of moving in a widow and children into her new barely affordable basement apartment.

Friends and family to share our table full fo food and conversations.

Children and grandchildren who are the “cat’s meow“.  I am so crazy about them!

I said it out loud…”We have a sweet life.” to my husband.

Quiet moments to sit with Sweet Pea just rocking the time away.

So many ways we are blessed to overfull.

Sharing how much I love Him,

THE King of Kings                                                                                                                                                                    

with a couple who don’t know His love or forgiveness.

Small joys over small things.  Heart full to overflowing.  Overflowing into tears of deep satisfaction.  Deep gratitude.

Sweet life. 

blessings, linda

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About chinamom3078

I am a woman who loves Jesus who loved me first. Prone to wander and distraction is common for me as I seek to reflect Him in my daily life. I am wife, mom, and grandma who has lived on 3 continents in 26+ apartments, townhouses, military housing, suburbs and now a 200 plus year old farm house. Preparing and hosting meals for the hundreds who have passsed through our home has been a joy and blessing to our family as we listened and shared over meals, coffee, light nights and Bible studies. A rich life! I have reached the age to feel qualifies to be an ”older woman” (as in Titus) even though I feel far from old and have plenty of room to grow each and everyday. And my joy is to teach Bible studies and help train other women to lead well.
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