Wednesday, March 16, 2011

it's a sunblock day...

we have one crocus blooming!
and limbs to pick up...
this bed is for tomorrow clean up...
a pile of limbs that needs hauled to the burn pile...
blue skies and sunshine...
daffodils...
not a lady bug...
so nice to see things coming up...
day lilies...
Craig did one bed...
that's our goal...
one bed a day...
and the boys played while Craig worked...
Craig found my bell bug in the flower bed...
it was hanging in the tree, but must have fallen off...
the leaves are very wet...
so he raked them out and spread them out to dry...
tomorrow, he will rake them to the garden area so the weeds don't come up there until we are ready to plant...
we have another 5-6 weeks before we plant green beans, corn and tomatoes...

news out of Japan keeps getting worse...
it's just amazing to me how a 5 minute event can wipe out so many and so much...
without warning...
the bible constantly reminds us to lay up our treasures in Heaven and not on this earth...
that everything here is just for a little while...
but when you see it happen...
it drives those words home...
nothing here is stable...
no where...
and any country is only as good as it's next generation...
and now the next generation is facing so much at such an early age...
how will all the radiation effect them?
how will being orphaned change the way they grow up?
how they look at life and will they be happy?
what would happen to us if everything we knew was totally changed?
what if we all had to start over from scratch?
would it change us?
YES
but how?
for the better?
or for worse?
the young ones will only remember a time of chaos and rebuilding from their childhood...
and who will be there to love them?
to rock them?
to tell them it will be ok?
to take this generation and lead them forward?
to tend their souls?
there is much to pray for...
their future...
their now...
and may God hold those reactors together...
until they can get it fixed...
and may angel wings protect the babies and their families...
until they do...

and thank you, Lord, for every ray of sunshine...
every blade of grass...
and every stick of wood that makes my home...
and for allowing us to dwell here today without chaos...
and I don't need a thing today, so give all my blessings to them...
they need it more...
amen

7 comments:

Shirley said...

Dear Tete,
looking good. The robins must love it as it looks like you have no snow left..we still have too much snow to even think about doing any thing other than shoveling the dirty ugly snow. So we wait, and wait...tomorrow and friday look like we might get enough sun to help melt more of it.
Spring clean up is more welcoming than fall!
~Shirley

Leslie said...

Lookin' real good lady! :) Keep up the great work!

NanaDiana said...

It starting to look like Spring at YOUR house. We still have snow..ugh...but it did get to 50ยบ today...the first time since October. yeahhh...xxoo Diana

gail said...

Such beautiful words Tete. I've been feeling all of this since it happened...so thankful for what I have and so heartbroken for all this loss. It's difficult to wrap ourselves around it.
Thank you for expressing all my feelings so eloquently.
hugs,
gail

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

what a difference a day makes I was freezing at home yesterday!!

Nezzy said...

Woohoo!!! I'm celebratin' with ya girl...maybe this time...spring is really on the way!!!

I know...my heart breaks for the people left with the devastation in Japan. It was just another ordinary day and then it changed. It just makes ya want to hug your loved ones a little harder.

God bless ya sweetie and have a wonderful day!!!

Simply Debbie said...

Dear Tete,
Such a beautiful post for such a tragic devastation...you placed the words upon my hearts in ways I could not express. It is such a sad, sad time but they are such hopeful and disciplined people...there is much to learn from them in how they handle tradegy.
Your hubby is working hard out in your yard...that is a good idea, to complete just one bed a day. Yard work is just that...HARD but the rewards are beautiful. I get frustrated I cannot work as hard in my flower beds as I use to and Richard with his back...he is just in pain all the time. I have just about decided to sell, buy a condo and container garden on a patio.
Have A Sugar Sweet Day
Hugs
Debbie