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Friday - the lost and found

Friday, May 09, 2014

Really tired tonight. Did you ever imagine while you were raising kids that it would never be over - just training for bigger babies. Mother is to the point that she can do less and less for herself and it is just tiring to take her for a 6 hour trip but not impossible.

After my last visit to Austin on April 6, I never told my DH I lost my grandmother's diamond he had set in platinum and on a white gold chain for our 20th anniversary. He would have jumped in the car and driven back to Austin to look after several other people already had looked. So as soon as I told him today he started looking in crevices and under things with his little miners lamp.

I can honestly say that I hadn't prayed about it because it seems so trivial compared with a lost soul or starving children, but God knew. And the impossible came true - I had shaken out my clothes on my return last time and I had shaken out the suit case. Today DH felt of all the liners and there was my necklace and diamond. Somehow in my heart of hearts I knew it was not gone, I guess I needed to suffer a while to appreciate him finding it and so he could be the hero - And to appreciate the God that knows all things even when WE haven't told Him.

Luke 15:9-10 And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

May God take care of your loss no matter how trivial you think it is.

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NEWKATHYNOW 7/6/2014 9:29PM

    Just checking in on you since I haven't heard from you in a while. In doing so I saw this blog. So happy to hear you found your necklace. While I was reading your blog I thought about that same passage about the search for the coin. SO reassuring to know God sees all and also that people haven't changed in 2000 years. emoticon

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VTORIA3 5/27/2014 2:35PM

    So very glad you found your precious piece that was so dear. I'll bet you haed some special emoticon for your DH.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

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TEALHAWK1 5/15/2014 11:40AM

    I am thankful that God cares about everything in our lives.

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DIBANANA 5/12/2014 5:35PM

  Your DH sounds like mine. He would have gone through every crack too. So happy you found it.

I'm sorry it is so tough to take mom out. you are right that family responsibilities never go away.

Hang in there

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    Glad you were able to find the necklace and diamond. And yes, it is an interesting thing when the parent becomes like the child.

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OBIESMOM2 5/10/2014 12:05AM

    you know, to God there are NO 'small' things. If it's important to you, it's important to Him

I can relate to that almost guilty feeling keeping me from praying about small things

so glad the necklace was found!
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Thursday - another day...

Thursday, May 08, 2014

I gave Mom a bath first thing this morning and voila! no stinking water. Then I took Mother to hairdresser. She could hardly walk or get into the car. I think the fall yesterday may have made her sore. When we returned home the electricians turned up to rewire the on demand water heaters and it didn't take too long.

I finished church bulletin and took the altar flowers and bulletin to church and then went home to finish mom's wash and pack her suitcase.

At 4 in the pouring rain, DH, Mother and I headed to Lufkin where a group of women met are interested in a satellite BSF class. I stayed for a short time and then home for more packing I am pooped. Goodnite. emoticon

Matthew 11:28-30 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

God bless you with His yoke.

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SUNSHINE99999 5/8/2014 11:16PM

  that is true. emoticon emoticon

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    Hope your mom feels better soon. Those falls can sure make you hurt for awhile!

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Wednesday - the last busy day before summer...

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Today was the last day of this years BSF and it was share day. I really did enjoy listening to all the share with tears streaming down. then took DS to the car rental to head to Austin.

When I got home the plumbers were still there working away I took mother to the old house and after a while she fell. DH came over to help me pick her up and when we got back her home the plumbers were still there and still working diligently. Finally we have on demand heaters with no stinking water.

DH stayed home with Mom at home as she is always shaky after a fall. At church tonight there was lots of scriptures and then shares about our moms.

Psalm 56:8 You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?

God bless your tears as He counts them one by one.

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    I have several friends who love that study group.Glad you had a good last day.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 5/7/2014 11:05PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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Tuesday was supposed to be slow...

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

I planned on filing bunches of paperwork and doing little else but then the new plumber came over. We have a huge problem with our water. Smells like sulfur most of the time. It seems like gas water heaters burn it f off but we have electric water heaters. We get warning notices about the Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in the water bill each month; so we don't drink it. Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate is a pollutant from rubber and industrial chemical factories and a leachate from PVC pipes; it is classified by EPA as a probable human carcinogen. I suppose it has a lot to do with the oil industry in the area as well.

So the new plumber who also happens to be a neighbor, came and gave us a low estimate for installing on demand in the main house and then we added on demand in mother's suite. And they will be coming tomorrow to get it all done. He installed it at his home also and is fully satisfied.

Then a dear cousin dropped by and ended up visiting for hours. She is in her 80s and is such a cheerful and interesting person and does a world of good for Mother who has lost 3 old cousins in the last three months.

John 7:38 Whoever believes in me, as[a] the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”

God bless you with good water here and in the hereafter.

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CINDYAST 5/7/2014 7:20PM

    Sounds like a plan that went off track for good reason! Paperwork can always wait---unless it's taxes that didn't get filed! Yikes! lol! Have a great rest of your week!

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JANTWO 5/7/2014 12:58AM

    Our older population are treasures!!!!

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    Definitely one of those days that goes off plan! Hope you can get to that paperwork tomorrow.

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Monday - what a beautiful day!

Monday, May 05, 2014

DS wanted to drive to Shreveport to shop for clothes. The drive was just beautiful. I went with her but mainly to babysit Mother. I pushed Mother around a bunch of stores and We eventually ended up in Marshall picking up her new rolling shower chair. Another beautiful drive.

DS is driving to Missouri to meet with her step children and grands and will meet us in Austin on Saturday to meet with all my kids and granddaughter and great granddaughter...

End of May DH and I will fly to see my oldest daughter in Montana and we will be going to Antique Roadshow in Bismark ND. My daughter sent me a picture from Saturday May 3

And Sunday Mary 4

So I'll be unpacking some winter clothes or borrowing warm ones from her.

My eating is on track but I didn't get on the elliptical or bike today. Will tomorrow.

1 Corinthians 13:7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

God bless your bearing, believing and enduring with His Love.

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JANTWO 5/7/2014 12:57AM

    Oh how exciting to have a trip planned!!!!

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IDLETYME 5/6/2014 1:27PM

    Is that Miss B? She is a pretty young lady and growing up so fast. Have a wonderful trip and enjoy. Will we see pictures??? Have fun! emoticon

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LAFROGGIE 5/5/2014 10:30PM

    Nice to read about someone from Louisiana! Hope your trip is safe and fun! Have a very blessed trip!

p.s. may I add ya a friend?

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