Friday, April 10, 2009

Walking on holy ground.

This week I have found myself walking on holy ground.
Thinking on the things I have witnesses and heard and have known. I have just been to full for words much. Just a lot of laughter, good humor and delight in all that I am watching come to our family via answered prayers and spoken desires. Many of the things are many long years in the coming. I am standing amazed at how I let go of so many of the things that are now returning into my charge.
My home, a truck to tow the camper, the camper and a wheel barrow, wheeled barrel to put potting soil and my compost to protect my back. A vacation in just 8 days. A rest with the children and the time with each other to thrill in our lives together. I have played and walked with Dash.
Kept an extra child today, and will do so again tomorrow overnight for a single mom.

I watched last night as my husbands heart was gently turned able to accept the offering and make the choice that was for our good behalf. We saw no way, then we chose NO DEBT...a way was made today. It will be a wash (even in 6 months) with all things met. Not only the savings goal met, no debt , but a truck replacing the other one. Lower insurance payments and a very low registration. The new truck is a 1999 that looks so beautiful, not old at all. A few minor body dings, that will be just enough to let us relax with it. In essence we will only be extending $1500.

Now after 6 very full, long, hard years we once again get to have a holiday. Not an extravagant one by some measure, but for us a privilege to be sure. My children and I have something to look forward too. You see when I work so hard without anything to look forward too it has been grueling...I am refreshed to keep it up now. That is such a wonderful thing in itself.

The kitchen drawers were finished on Thursday.

The little trays were a $.999 cent store find 3 for a $1
I was finally able to have it fixed nice.

These were displaced , but found a good home.

I had so much fun yesterday with the "happy little working song" humor while I set to task.
The slap stick of the humor of it.
I kept laughing so hard. It was divine to laugh aloud so much.
Denise kept me in stitches with her comments.

With summer break coming I decided to move the children s games to the low landing cupboards so the kids can see what they have and play more games.
I played two with Dash just today.
Games are so good for fellowship with our kids.

Steve came home at lunch and I went to the bank and withdrew the funds for the truck. We borrowed from the kids savings until the tax checks come in.
We have a new (to us ) truck! Steve finally has his White Truck :)

I had it in the driveway when he came home.
I did the exchange and receipt , the elders brought over so it would be in the driveway when he pulled up.
Pictures tomorrow

I had to go to the DMV after he got home from work.

It is a full day of amazing things.
I removed the sign off the pop up camper, and gave each kid a scissor we all cut it up!
I think we are going to go for a drive tomorrow.

I think the little ones were not sure of me. I was almost in a joyous sob as at last! I have a truck to pull my cabin to the forest!
We get to cut up the sign.
Dash told me he cried every time it was almost to sell it.

Oh BOY HOWDY!!!!!!!!!!
That felt good!
We get to go camping this summer.
The extra little girl hopes to join us...well I don't know?

After the DMV I went to go get the dent out of my ring.
I had called a place that had sent out coupons to eye how much it would cost me.
They did it for free with the ring in see shot the whole time.
Then this sweet young woman, who loved the joy of the story of my car wreck and the Indian wedding just sweet as can be. I looked at books they had of settings and findings that I could order from them.
I felt safe and took her up on a free cleaning.
My ring looks NEW!
Now I am hard on my ring because I work so hard with my hands.

It was burnished looking before no luster, it shines!
When she handed it to me I cried. I thought that the stone would be clean, but she polished the platinum too.
It glistens.

I have been working hard for three weeks now to stop biting my nails.
I had started up with all the medical stress.
my hands are back now and so is this beautiful ring.
Like the Lord retuning everything the worm ate.

Annette I am so touched by your concern over the lack of post today.
I drove that truck to the DMV and the old man had left a CD in it.
It was very old time country.
A Johnny Cash tune on it.
It was just hilariously Holy.

The presence entered the store with me, the young woman was gifted with it we both felt it without word of explanation. She gave me unmeasured favor.
It was so palpably clear of the presence of my Abba Father loving on me these last two days that I am just on
Holy Ground.


Denise said...

I am so glad that God is sweetly blessing your family. I love you.

Amrita said...

good to read all this. If I had my way i would have awarded you America 's Brilliant Homemaker Award.

I am delighted with Shirley 's painting and have posted it on my blog.

She is getting so many compliments which she deserves so much. Can imenttion that she is your MIL. I wanted to ask you.

Annette said...

I can hear the excitement in your post...I missed you yesterday, but was happy as a kid in a candy store to see you posted today! your drawers look fabulous! I go to the 99 cent store allot for stuff, I love that store! You've got a beautiful wedding ring, I have my Mom's, the one my dad gave her, I THOUGHT I lost mine, and Mom gave me this one, after all it brought them 16 short years together before he left this world, to go to a better place, so man I snatched it up! sounds like your day was a busy one, I hate going to the DMV office. I'm so happy you and your family get to go camping and spend some quality time together. fun ,fun, fun!!!!
I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!
Hugs to you~
your little Dove looks just like you.....what a jewel.

Denise said...

There you go again girl.... cleaning and doing! Everything looks great,, all organized! HUMMMMM where do you get all that energy...... BUT I remember when I was in my 40's... I was a gooooooooooooooooo getter!!! (is that a word) Now at 62..... I am a gooooooooooooooo and some one has to come gether! hahahhahaha

You are so excited about the VACATION!!!! I can see the twinkle in your eyes......

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• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
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