Garden Time


How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence.  ~Benjamin Disraeli


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3 red peppers

3 yellow peppers

1 sweet banana pepper

6 broccoli plants

6 cauliflower

2 planting of cukes

pole beans

2 yellow crookneck squash (for dad)




pumpkins (soon)

bush beans (soon)

and 30 tomato plants (4 varieties)












A knitted wool soaker for Z.

Our garden

The ability to knit

Warm nights spent outside until the mosquitos bite.

The smell of tomato plants

A sexy husband

Children that keep me young

My sewing machine

Garage sale season

A nursing babe in my arms as I type

The sound of her breathing

Another day


With each ending….

 there is a new beginning.

Today is Jorry’s last day at his current employer’s.

I am at peace and actually feel excited to see where things are going to go.

We will be fine. We always have been.

This is the second ending and new beginning in just two weeks time.

The first was the ending of  my walk with God as I thought He was, and the beginning of my walk with Him as He intended it to be all along.

I know there will be growing pains in both my spiritual walk and in they walk that Jorry is beginning.

I am however, quite sure that the joy we have as a family will override the pain.

Just last night Jorry was telling me about a license that he needs to purchase for his business.

I woke up this morning to check my email and I had a notice from paypal.

Someone sent us exactly the amount we need to buy the license.

The purchase of that license will allow Jorry to complete his first job which will take care of the bills for the month of June.

I am confident the other months after that will be taken care of as well.

Thank you for all of your prayers and positive thoughts. We still covet them.

So here’s to new beginnings!




There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.
Louis L’Amour

Perfect Timing

Sent to me by a friend

On this day of your life, JoAnn, I believe God wants you to know…

…that if you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it,

for it is not to be reached by search or trail.

Heraclitus said that, and he was right.

Life is delighted to bring you The Unexpected.

Are you delighted to receive it?

Indeed, belief in the coming of The Unexpected is the

genesis of hope. How can you hope for anything breathtaking or

exciting if you can only hope for the already expected? Therefore,

you must always think that anything can happen. Form your ideas

and your dreams within that framework! Remember,

God specializes in The Unexpected.




Today I am grateful for

baby toes

healthy children

new growth

enough left over yarn to knit  a new soaker for Z

sleeping children

my husband

decreased clutter

great friends

just to name a few.



A peek into our days

There has been daddy love


And sister love

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Love for the environment


And love for the game

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There have been dirty hands

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Along with prayers for growth

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We’ve seen sticky faces


And silly faces too…



New discoveries were made

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Fences were climbed


As well as trees

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Rain dances were danced

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And simple pleasures were enjoyed



I believe that life is to be lived, not worked, enjoyed, not agonized, loved, not hated.—Leland Bartlett



Moving On

So I’m sitting here rereading a post at ApplesforPoppyAnne and in that quiet moment I can feel my anger release. I am looking at the beautiful pictures on her blog and I tell myself that there is too much in life to experience. Being mad at God is only going to take away my creative energy. Energy that He has planted, placed inside me to share with my family and my friends.

I am still searching and questioning. Life is still upside down in regards to jobs, money and making ends meet. I still don’t think what I have been taught is totally correct. I will not apologize for being passionate about my families state. Whatever trials a person experiences is always relative. I would never tell someone that they shouldn’t feel the way they do because someone has it far worse.

I will be thankful for what I have. I was never not thankful, just to clarify. I will live each day in the moment because that is all I can do. I’m not sure when I will reach a healing in my spiritual life. I’m at the newborn stage and really am not in a big hurry to walk, or crawl for that matter.

Thank you for all the prayers and positive thoughts. I haven’t given up.



True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness. Albert Einstein