Dear Readers ~
Please forgive my lack of posting. Sometimes life has a way
of unavoidably thrusting itself to the forefront, doesn't it?
It has for me these last couple of weeks, anyway.
I have felt a bit...
'whoa~is~me' posts. I like to share the common,
day-to-day happenings of my life with the Gentleman Farmer
in an encouraging and light manner.
But, not all of the Biblical Parables are light in nature,
so I suppose that mine also follow suit.
(In case you are wondering ~
a Parable is an earthly story with a heavenly message!)
Tragedy has befallen a friend of mine ~
two of her three sons were involved in an
automobile accident and one was killed,
the other seriously injured.
(Three young men were killed in this accident, two
seriously injured. Please say a prayer for the families.)
Gentleman Farmer's work schedule has been changed
(once again!) making for an unplanned trip out of town
to celebrate his mother's 84th birthday
in the middle of his few days off.
(I am so selfish! I don't like to share his rare days off!)
Gentleman Farmer had to be taken
to the Emergency room at the local hospital
for a Corneal Abrasion ~ 8 days before
his 40 years of no reportable accidents at work!
Oh, well! It was a pride thing, anyway. God has a
way of setting our priorities straight!
Gentleman Farmer's eye is healing quickly.
His pride ~ just a wee bit more slowly!
( A yoke is made for two to share the burden)
For over a year, we have been dealing with some
legal issues on behalf of my 89 year old mother.
I won't go into detail, but that situation has
finally been mediated and settled out of court (PTL)
but to the tune of many thousands of dollars ~
hard to be cheerful when it threatens Gentleman Farmers
(very) hard earned retirement!
(Please be diligent in your care of elderly parents. They are
so easily taken advantage of by others!)
This ordeal would have been SO devastating if
I didn't have Another to share my burden with.
( Rest at Harvest by William Adolph Bouguereau)
So, for now, I am resting.
I'll be back soon ~ on a lighter note!
"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, 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 shall find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My load is light."