He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
Psalms 91:1

Saturday, September 25, 2010

It's Here!

   I woke up this morning.  The air is fresh.  There is a breeze.  It is almost too cool out (or was at seven) without a sweater.  Autumn is HERE!
   Don't you just love that word,  Autumn.  It just sounds-well, cool, refreshing, relief!
   It makes me want out go out and buy pumpkins.  Last year Robin took MANY pictures of the grandkids that are so so sweet.  Here's a few until we get some of them this year with baby Paisley included.

                                             Sweetness. Heros.  Precious!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My Hero

Looking at my mostly tired and dried up flowers and plants reminds me of how hard I worked at getting them selected, bought, planted, feed, and watered.  

Planting day arrived.  Addison, my only grandson, was here to spend the day.  He was all for being outside helping play in the dirt and the water hose. 

    I was ready to plant all the flowers into my patio pots.  I had emptied the old dirt filling up the wheelbarrow over the top and then some.  (Sorry, Mr. G.)
    I scrubbed and scrubbed and bleached all of them and hosed them off.  Now for the FUN part of planting.
   Addison was playing pirate on the 'playground' as I was organizing all the stuff we needed.  He would be the dirt man, and I would be the flower girl.
   I noticed I had missed one lone pot sitting next to the garage, so I went to pick it up.
   Before I proceed, I must tell you I am deadly afraid of the 'S' things that slither on the ground.  Even the word slither give me the creeps.  I don't even like to type it.  I also detest the 'L' things, as they move very fast and seem to appear out of nowhere on their four tiny legs... UGH!
  When ever I am out in the yard, I pray that I will not see any of these previously mentioned creatures.  I do pray that they will never be in my yard.  I am not trying to be funny.  I know I am being silly, but the fear literally is life altering.
   Well, back to my story.  I picked up this small pot, only to have something small, slimy and slithery (uooooh...) slitter out of it.  Thank goodness I had gloves on  (don't go in the yard without them).
I screamed at the top of my lungs, threw the pot down and ran toward my hero, ADDISON.
He just happened to have a big stick.  If he is in the yard, he has a stick (you know, a boy thing).
Addison comes running toward me shouting, "Nonnie, what's wrong?".  Not a fear in his small, but brave frame.
   "I saw something over there." I say nearly in tears.
   "Where, Nonnie?  I'll GET it for you!",  and off he goes hitting the ground in the direction I pointed.

  MY HERO.  He was so sweet and tender and did not laugh at me, like others in my family.  He rose to the occasion and hit the ground until nothing within twenty feet would dare raise its ugly head.
   We had the most wonderful day.  He dumped the dirt in the pots and I fixed the flowers.  He didn't mind a bit that it was flowers we were working with.  He had a shovel in one hand and a stick in the other!  That sweet little three year old knew he was taking care of his Nonnie.
   Addison, you are my HERO.  I love you to pieces!

   It was very fitting that he had a Superman birthday in June.  He turned four and a party it was.

  Here's a few pictures of My HERO at his party.
  Addison drew and colored this picture of Superman!  He's very serious about his coloring.  It is a passion with him.

Here's to my biggest little HERO, Addison!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Last days of summer....

    I can't say that I am sorry to see summer go.  I'll miss the pretty flowers (mine look rather tired and worn out) and the slower pace of summer, but I am ready for sweater weather and Fall foods!
Here's a photo tribute to long summers days of 2010.....

"As for man, his days are like grass;
   As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
When the wind has passed over it, it is no more;
And its place acknowledges it no longer.
But the lovingkindness of the LORD 
is from everlasting to everlasting 
on those who fear Him,
And His righteousness to children's children

To those who keep His covenant,
And who remember His precepts to do them.

The LORD has established His throne in the heavens;

And His sovereignty rules over all."

      Psalms 103:15-19     NASB

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Have to share.......

One of my favorite bloggers/blogs just touched my heart so that I have to share.  Please go to Lissa's blog and read her post on Aug. 28th~ 'a very special night'.  Go here: http://adashofhumblepie.blogspot.com/

This is such a reminder of what God can do in our lives.  There is hope.  Hope at the end of the rope!
Praise you, Lord for hope and for Lissa's willingness to share her heart.

     Summer is winding down!  Can't wait for sweater weather.  Here's Millie with a beautiful sunflower.
                                   Addison, Millie and Ansley last year having fun at Nonnie's.