Sometimes I wish that time could stand still. Perhaps you know what I mean. My children are growing like weeds, and I want to do all that I can to enjoy them. Each day they are marching closer to independence, and I simply love being a mama of littles.
I’m trying to soak them, and the rest of my life, in. June has been a lovely month so far. We’ve experienced lots of rain, which has been a huge blessing. My garden surely needs it. I spent time out there just this morning, carefully pulling weeds and gathering turnips to feed to our chickens. We’ve determined that turnips are not our favorite. However, not all is lost. Any vegetables that we do not eat can easily be used as animal food.
Now that the rascal raccoon who damaged my garden is gone, there is more planting to be done. After discarding our turnips, I planted bush beans, corn, and mammoth sunflowers. The beans and corn are an experiment. I planted one raised bed with each to see how they would do. I’ve not been successful growing either of these veggies in the past. I spotted baby tomatoes and peppers this morning in a few of my other beds. Such a blessing, and so exciting!
I have been seeing more of my older daughter which is so nice. I’ve waited for summertime just for this. Not all is lost once our little ones grow up. Watching my daughter navigate adulthood is a blessing as well.
Quiet times with the Lord have been such a blessing to me this month. I always want to be learning and growing in my walk with Him. I have been drawn to more of a Messianic faith for several years now. In 2017-2018 I was learning and growing so much, but right now I seem to be so very busy with every day life. I want to get back into deeper studies…I want to know Him…really know Him! Learning more about the Father and His Ways has been a huge blessing to me. I absolutely do not always get everything right, but I do know that this journey towards obedience has brought so much good fruit into my life.
I try to find blessings in everyday things. Today I noticed how my wedding ring sparkled so beautifully in the morning light. It is just cool enough to wear a flannel shirt, which feels so soft against my skin. I made my first successful omelet this morning, filled with green onions from our garden and cheese. So yummy! My youngest son had the giggles during his bath, and my middle son painted such a lovely painting. I worked on an adorable owl outfit from my Etsy shop for an upcoming birthday. Blessings upon blessings.
What blessings have you seen in your life today? There are so many all around us, if we just look. I’m looking forward to the rest of June. It really has only just started!
Let’s count our blessings, ladies. Life is so much more enjoyable when we do!
Blessed is the one who trusts in Adonai, whose confidence is in Adonai. For he will be like a tree planted by the waters, spreading out its roots by a stream. It has no fear when heat comes, but its leaves will be green. It does not worry in a year of drought, nor depart from yielding fruit.
Jeremiah 17:7-8 TLV