I continue to be amazed and thankful that all 3 grandchildren (our JEMs) are living near us. This week, my mom and I had the joy and the busyness of watching them at various times. Mom is staying with us for a few weeks, and this week it has been such a blessing to see her feeling quite well, considering that she has Alzheimers and uses a cane to keep from falling. We usually only see her once or twice a year, as she lives by my sister and brother-in-law. They tirelessly take care of her and I am so thankful for their love and care of her, as it is not an easy task.
Spring is unfolding the flower blossoms and tree leaves; the transformation always amazes me as we go from bare tree branches to full leaves in just a matter of days. I was also able to plant flowers in our window boxes recently, making spring official.
This week has offered us the simple pleasures of sitting on our front porch to soak up a new book, magazine or to just sit and listen to the sound of the birds as they flit from tree to tree. The backyard also beckons us to sit under a shade tree or loll in the hammock. My husband and grandson Jack are going to go to a fishing derby on Saturday. Ahhh, simple joys and blessings!
I am not saying this because I am in need,
for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.
I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation,
whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
Philippians 4:11-12 (NIV)