Monday, April 21, 2014

Morning Reflections of Goodness

Another morning in Florida. I woke up first and did something I rarely take the time to do. I went into my picture files and watched slideshows. It was so enjoyable, it reminded me of my grandmother rereading her treasured saved cards from friends; which I am also guilty of sentiment can be genetic.
Lots of my files are from our trip to Texas last year. When my computer crashed I lost a lot of files. Susie and I went over to San Marcos day before yesterday and I LEFT MY CAMERA AT THE HOUSE---WAILING and wringing hands over all the fabulous missed shots of exquisite sights. We will remedy that this week. I won't be leaving my camera behind again.

Until then some favorite pics from the past.
It's been a year since my niece married and this little darling girl was so adorable in the wedding. My niece has known and loved her from infancy so she was excited about the wedding.
A tender moment between Pa and his girl. Weddings last into the evening and we were all feeling the love. Last year we were all together in Texas for Easter and for some ranching fun.
Love me some sissy-in-law, always wanted a sister and don't give a hoot if it's an in-law she is all mine. Talk about fun, and charming, and knowledgeable.
Like how to just kick back and enjoy the moment anywhere! Pure joy she is a Marlboro woman, pure country and laughter.
How my brother got her is pure mystery. I hope he blesses the Lord every day of his married life for finding this woman. She brings him nothing but goodness and blessing. You know how we are we can ignore the good and focus on minor irritations and forget the blessings our mates bring to us.

 My hunny is in love with this porch. The view is incredible.
1000 acres of just sky and land. Being there makes me sing at the top of my lungs. Being in wide open empty spaces like this brings joy to my soul in an unspeakable way, no words; just loud happy singing. Praises to the creator of this amazing land, and requests for rain as the drought is serious.
This is my happy place on the ranch. I would like to live here when I am a little old widow lady. I'll need to learn to shoot rattlers and rats but still it's so cute I think that is a small price to pay.
Country wisdom abounds....
and the beauty of life, God's incredible creatures and the sweetness of a baby looking for some ninny.
it was a feast of the best type, no caloric intake just pure soul food.
Friends, family, horses, dogs, fun, laughter, songs, and sweetness. My first introduction to a black cur hound dog.
and now I own one and she would be in hog heaven at that ranch. Maybe one day we can return and she can visit too.
OR they can come south and visit us we have country lands too. I wish we could share some rain. We have so much and they are so dry. It makes me think. We have so much of life and love, food, homes, clothing, joy; in our gratitude for all these gifts do we spill over into those who are dry? That is my prayer that living waters would so fill me that I cannot help but spill joy and hope into others. Like singing in the wide open spaces. Sharing the hope that lies within me. We don't need to share drop by drippy drop but like fire hoses of gushing waters. We are green trees planted by waters full and lush and able to stand.
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul. Psalm 143


Unknown said...

I loved the pictures you shared in this post! I am so thankful you have a sister in law that you love so much. What a blessing.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Beautiful! And that little house on the ranch is just perfect. I might even be able to keep something that size clean.


Bluebird49 said...

So glad you're having happy days, Karen. Sorry you lost some of your files. Sometimes when I take my camera, I forget to use it! :(

Chris H said...

What a gorgeous post KD!
I love the wide open spaces too... but mostly I love wide open sea.

Re: your comment today. Thank you... and yes! There's heaps I can't do!
I can't draw or paint at all, most other craft type things I can do a bit. *smiles*
Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Lovely! I can feel the fresh air and sunshine!

Kat said...

Beautiful pictures. I can see why that little red house is your happy place. It is absolutely charming. :)