Time

James 4 14

I cannot believe how quickly time passes. My goal after getting sick was to at least put out one blog post per week. Needless to say I have failed that goal. Strangely….I find I can live with that!

I also cannot believe 2019 is already here. It seems like just yesterday various women family members and I were planning a cruise…that is already almost a year ago. It is hard to imagine all the things that have happened between that planning time and this new year.

We have had the normal ups and downs and then a few abnormal ups and downs. Spring saw the normal planting of fields and then the abnormal flooding that had the river so high that we saw fish swimming over the black top road south of us.

Summer saw us preparing for my son’s wedding and enjoying that. Late summer also saw me having a stay in the hospital which started my journey of recovering from the West Nile Virus. (That is still an ongoing process but I am very much improved!)

Fall saw some more flooding but it didn’t seem as dire as the spring flooding because when the water only kills the weeds that grew from the first flooding it is okay. The upside of the weeds…. we see more pheasants that we have seen in a while.

Winter, so far, appears to be normal. We have had nice days and now we have sub-zero temps at times. I do favor the nice days!

This holiday season we had the great fun of going to grandparents day at our grandchildren’s school and watching them in school and church Christmas programs. What a blessing that was.

This year we celebrated our third grandchild’s first birthday…another wonderful blessing. We gathered, as family, for various things throughout the year and finally this past Saturday I had my entire family under my roof for our Christmas celebration.

It has been an entire year since I had them all under my roof at the same time. It did this mom’s heart a great deal of good to see them all together. I am not sure, but I think God put that longing into a mother’s heart and when it actually happens it waters the soul.

Someone asked what my goal or resolution for the next year was. I know my goal after September was to write a post per week. I have since changed that goal to finding a gratitude moment in every day. I am not sure which goal is the most difficult…but I do know that finding gratitude moments, big or small, will be a blessing in ways I can only imagine.

I pray your 2018 was fulfilling. I pray your 2019 will be even more of a blessing. I have discovered this past year, that neither wealth or health is the key to this fulfillment  or blessing…but being grateful for the big and small things in daily life is that key. May you have gratitude moments in the days of 2019.

“Write it on your heart that everyday is the best day of the year.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

35 thoughts on “Time

  1. oneta hayes says:

    May your 2019 go smoothly with health, wealth, and a hardy portion of Jesus. 😀 Glad you are improving. Thankfully I have no reason to expect anything except positive outcomes in the year. As you know, however, sometimes upsets occur. Happy New Year.

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  2. thecobweboriumemporium says:

    Happy New Year, Chicken.
    This post feels so lovely. You feel more settled. More at peace. Not quite so under the control of that nasty West Nile, and more like you’ve managed the hard climb of getting on top of it until you are, now, in control of it. You’re now the boss. It’s such a wonderful thing to feel through your words.

    May this year bring you all that you need and a few things that you didn’t know you needed, but which will be great for you and make you smile.
    Sending much love ~ Cobs. xxx

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    • thechickengrandma says:

      Oh Cobs…you read between my lines so well! Maybe our hearts just sing the same song? I am more settled. Life no longer revolves around getting better and I am able to look ahead at the good things to come rather than how far I have traveled.
      Praying your health gets to that same point Cobs. Also praying the same for you about getting the things you did not even know you needed!
      Blessings in this year 2019 my friend! (And I would do that heart thing but you know that I struggle with that LOLOL)

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  3. peggyjoan42 says:

    I have thought a lot lately about how time passes so quickly. The older one gets the faster time flies. There are days I think are too busy for me to handle, but I actually surprise myself. Through all our days never fail to give God some of your time. Good post Faye.

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  4. susieshy45 says:

    So glad to read this post. You were always so upbeat in your posts and tended to skim through the troublemaker- the West Nile. As though wanting to make us readers think you had some exotic disease, which the reader should envy you having( aka Tom Sawyer), and you never showed us the suffering.
    I am so glad all that is now past and we can look forward to more wonderful stories of growth and new life and wondrous times of gratitude.
    Happy New Year.
    Susie

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