Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day on the Homestead

"A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit."
~Proverbs 15:13~ 

Happy Valentine's Day! Yes, it's a commercialized money grabber, but it can be a fun, non  expensive time to circle around your family in joy. We don't buy the commercial cards, gifts, and toys most years but I do use this day as an opportunity to let my family know how much I love them with some fun activities.  We've been working extra hard lately preparing our property to be a fertile and working piece of land. Our days have looked something like this...School, work, sleep, school, work, sleep, school, work, sleep.

Today we get to learn about who St. Valentine was and have us some fun!  This fun starts out with a bag of that beauty up top. Waffles, with a twist!

Throw is a little pink somethin'...

And Voila' 

Pink Waffles in the makin'! 
And yes, take note of that fever reducer in the background. Yep, also how we roll.

That is how we turn this....

Into this....

And, needless to say, the troops approve.
Then on to Valentines fun to send off to the family....

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works
~Hebrews 10:24~

And there you have it, fun days on the homestead.  We'll end the night with some pink cookies and Spaghetti. Inexpensive memory making!

While I got ya, can I ask you to pray for us?  Poor little Ellie-Anne is the one requiring the "fever be gone" on the counter. She has woken up three nights in a row with a nasty croupy cough and high fevers. It is likely that RSV has finally found us. I keep expecting to wake up in the night to Gussy unable to breathe and ready for the hospital. 

Thus far this is still my morning view...

Do take note of that beautiful 99 on the monitor. Everyone, Gussy included, has a runny nose and a slight cough. Our prayer is that it stays like this and Ellie-Annie gets to feeling better soon.  

God is Good! 

Suppose the Devil has figured it out by now that, no matter what, that will remain on our lips?  I love the verse that my Sister in Law, Dellaina, brought up when I said this to her...

Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.
Job 13:15

It's funny how an event like the birth of our Gussy can forever change what makes you fall before God in prayer and trusting. If you would have told me before Gussy was born that every little illness that enters our home requires us to see the great mercies Our Lord gives us each day, it would have been difficult to understand. Praise God for His mercies!!

Thank you for praying with us!

So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.
~John 16:22~ 

Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.
~Psalm 33:22~

Living in His Mercy,

1 comment:

  1. We always have your family in our thoughts! Love the Valentine's spirit!