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a Christian, wife of 39 Years, Mother, grandma of 10, retired R.N., love to vacation,swim, play with Grandkids, drawing,painting, mixed media,Home Arts, inspirational Journaling.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Every day life

 I sit here in My office early this morning,seeped in thoughts of this day, My remaining life and the blessings of the past.Wondering what to post or even if I should continue blogging.My thoughts always lead to My family,My homes and all My blessings.The four daughters God entrusted to Me and now the wall in front of Me as I sit here, full of Grandchildren.All the ones who are still young fill My days babysitting.I pray God gives Paul and I the strength and enthusiasm to care for them as long as He wants Us to.

In these few quiet moments,I pray,He guides My daughters and blesses them as He did Me.I was able to stay home and raise My four.Some how their blessings are different than Mine. "Isn't that just odd." I always tell myself. I thought when I was a young Mother that their lives would be similar to mine.As I grew older I realized how wrong I was.Please Lord work out their lives to glorify You and give Me please Your vision of Paul's and My life in Our Senior years. Amen
 Yesterday,at My youngest,Leanne's home.

In just a few min. a tiny darling elf of a girl will show up for the day at My home.Thank You Lord for this life of Mine in My senior years.Please give Me Your vision of My life Dear Lord.
 Lift Your Eyes toward Him......Love Denise


Denise said...

Praying for you my sweet friend, love you.

Simply Shelley said...

I understand completely your thoughts here dear friend. I truly wish every mother could be a stay at home mom....seems to me that just the way God wanted it,but I am not to say, I guess :) I too have much thoughts on my "senior years"...I know God has something special for my future...I feel it inside...I just don't know what that is,but I am trusting him. I know our days are his,and he is leading us, you and I! Right now some days I feel like I am stuck,but I know he has a plan and I am waiting until he reveals it to me,working on preparing myself for that day. Please,don't give up your blogging I would miss you so. I spend a lot of time on this thing,while I am waiting :) Blessings dear heart

Miss Merry said...

Great post, Denise. I, too thank God for the wonderful family I have been blessed with and pray that he grant my husband and I many years to enjoy our grandchildren. We are just starting in the grandchild business with one that just turned 6, 4 year old twins, a 20 month old and two babies due - one in June and one in September! Many blessings and may we stay healthy enough to keep up with them all. AND - by the way - I am in LOVE with the playhouse at your daughters!!!!

Deborah Montgomery said...

How wonderful that you have grandchildren close by you to watch and help raise. I am not a grandmother yet, and my one married child lives out of state, the other two aren't married yet,. I do hope that I will have the privilege to help with them. It is also a motivator for me to stay healthy! blessings to you, Deborah

doodles n daydreams said...

Denise you do what you need to do. It sounds like you have a very busy life with the grandkids. Life is so different to what we ever dreamed it would be, so much busier even for grandparents. No sitting on the verandah in the old rocking chair watching the world go by as in days gone by.
I shall miss you if you decide to stop blogging but will understand totally.


Jenny said...

This is my biggest dilemma, watching my four daughters as adults and how they care for their families. Two work outside the home and I worry about that. I am not nearby to help. I live in another country. I have a wonderful husband but he is not their father. I am so torn between staying here with him and going back to my children. I pray daily for God's guidance and to get a grip on myself for what I am supposed to be doing now at age 70. I thisn ther are m any of us in similar boats. Thanks for your thoughtful post. xo Jenny

Delvalina said...

Dear grandma Denise,
I know that feeling my aunt also dealing with same thing with you but you took food attitude, grateful of all of it, you can take care of them and showing the Lord in you. :)
I have one brother and sister who sometimes make my parents have to deal with them...but it's family always be the challenging thing.
I can see that you are such a glorious grandmother.
the Lord will guide your old seasons.
blessing, Delvalina

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Denise, I understand what you are saying here, though I am not a grandmother or even a mother. But I have not been well lately, and that state of being causes one to think in similar terms as you express here.

The Lord has given us all such blessings, and you are so right in observing the lives of your daughters and comparing them to you; when I first married 32 years ago, I thought I'd live the life my mother did: staying at home, raising children and not working outside the home. But it did not work out that way, but as I look back and see what God has blessed me with, it sure worked out. But the surprise IS that what our mothers had is not always what is meant for us.

I am learning, and this only comes with age (as we both know!) that our lives are ever so short, but FULL. But this is just the rehearsal my friend, because the real show is behind the curtain. LOVE! AND thank you for visiting today! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Thank you SO much for your prayers. It feels good to know there are people who understand.

Cindy said...

I'm blessed with senior moments and children to keep me young - not sure what the Lord has in mind for me but I'll continue in what I think is the right path, exhausting as it might be at times. Oh if I had a mother who was available to my sitter needs perhaps life would have taken a different spin for me. Sometimes we do too much, and still look or think we should be doing more - Grand-parenting is a honor only given to the special ones who are able. God bless my friend

Rhissanna said...

I love that view of your garden and the little bunnies having fun! Thank you so much, for your lovely comment on my doll blog.

Brandi said...

Such a beautiful post, Denise! I love your thoughts on your family. Thank you for sharing this.

One of my favourite songs that makes me realise God’s always around. — Dancing with God, Verse 1: You dance over me While I am unaware, You sing all around But I never hear the sound, Chorus: Lord, I’m amazed by You Lord, I’m amazed by You Lord, I’m amazed by You How You love me Verse 2: You paint the moring sky With miracles in mind, My hope will always stand, For You hold me in Your hand.