Friday, 19 July 2013

Of Seven Blessings

It's quite hot here in Minnesota! If you reside in moderate temperatures, blessings upon you for living the life you lead. As for me and this house, we ward off heat with an old AC unit in one area. Despite that, I've been showered with blessings.

Wireless - For those of you who have no idea, I am thankful for wireless internet. Very thankful. For the last two years our family has been living with a mere 4 Gigabytes of surfing data per month. And boy are you in trouble if you go over. The other day I brave the wires and initiated the system (which, I admit, is not that difficult).  Now, we have almost 62 times that data space for even less. I could go on, but it's a blessing enough.

Poultry - We acquired two different breeds; Barred Rock and Golden-Laced Wyandotes. Next come ducks. For now, I enjoy sticking my hand in the pen and watching the rapidly growing fuzz-balls rush to peck at my ring, only to find nothing tasty. They're adorable and will lay well.

Finishing Books - It leaves a sense of accomplishment. Even if the book wasn't that great, I am reminded of the greater things that I am to set my mind on. In that way, I am encouraged, even when a book does not meet my expectations of worthwhile.

Refreshed Bonds - A childhood friend approached me a month and a half ago and wanted to correspond by means we had years ago. I gave her my address, and I received a letter last week. I remember the last letter I found in the mail, but it has been quite some time, so I was quite delighted when I was handed the note. What better way to keep a relationship where one can't always schedule "dates" with another? What does it matter that letter-writing may be considered old fashioned? No matter; the point remains that I am blessed to be writing again, with a purpose.

Saying Yes - Maybe it's just because I am getting better at growing up...but I have found how it's so easy to just say "yes" to my parents when they ask me to do something. Even if the big "I" is in the middle of something seemingly important. I admit this was a struggle when battling (yes...battling)  PSEO classes, but it's not that difficult.

Success!! - I got the job! I applied to serve at a Nursing Home and had my orientation on Wednesday, from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Long day, but I met some very interesting people. And that is an interesting in the best way.

Time with Mum - I don't spend enough one-on-one time with her, and last Wednesday, I was exceedingly blessed. I walked 1 1/2 miles to Caribou in the 95 degree weather, and when Mum met me and bought her smoothie, we just sat and talked. That simple. I like simple, and this was precious. 

Then we went shopping for scrubs.

Have a beautiful weekend!


  1. So excited for you, about the job! You'll be amazing! Also, I have a half-written letter in my backpack that I need to finish and then it will be on its way to you...hopefully that will be soon :) Love and miss you! <3

  2. Gasp! You got chickens? Everyone seems to be getting or having chickens now. I met some at L'abri, and then my friends at church acquired some young ones. We will have to follow in your footsteps soon.