Monday, March 21, 2011

Taking a rest

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...

It was never my intent for this blog to be a place for
'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!)

(Heavy Burden)

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!

Be Blessed!
"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."
Matthew 11:28-30


Nadine said...

So sorry to hear about all of these burdens...keeping you in my prayers my friend!


Kelley said...

I am so sorry that you are having a rough time of it sweet friend~ please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers always, but especially now...
Enjoy your rest and looking forward to your return!

Gina said...

Dear Raeann,

I will be praying for your friend,her family, and yours as well. I hope your time away is restful and filled with peace.



Sue said...

Praying for you and your dear friend and her family. So glad that your dh is feeling better. Rest and be refreshed!

LDH said...

Oh, you sure are dealing with a lots of stressful things! I will be praying for you and also that you will find rest and be refreshed!

Kindly, Lorraine

Camille said...

Dear Raeann ~ I'm so sorry for all that has been going on in your lives! How often things come in *batches* and set us aside for awhile. I will be praying for you and your friends in this devastating trial. Sending you a big (((hug))) tonight.

With Love,
Psalm 46

Anonymous said...

Oh Sweet friend, I am so glad to hear from you and to read a bit about what is happening.

Now I know what to pray for.

Thank you for stopping by the cottage Raeann.

In His Love,


Barb J. said...

So sorry to hear of your troubles, but isn't it great to have Jesus by your side during the rough times?

Marqueta (Mar-keet-a) said...

Dear Lady Farmer,

Thank you for this post~ I had been wondering if all was well, with the lack of posts. I will be lifting you and Gentleman Farmer up to Heaven in my prayers.

May His Spirit fill your soul with peace, and remember that "every adversity carries within it the seed of an equal or greater benefit."



Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Dear Friend~
Oh at times life is hard but God is good.
I said a prayer for you just now and know that God is in control even when we don't understand.
Peace and Blessings~

Isaiah 41:10

Cheri said...

I am so sorry to hear of all these trials. Lifting up your friend in prayer. I can't imagine her heartache.

Praying for the other difficulties as well.

We had a very rough start to our year too. Makes us lean on the LORD harder than ever.