Monday, September 12, 2005

Well...I posted and I have not impressed I am thinking maybe pictures will do the talking for me... at least for the interim until I can figure something really astounding to say.....

Saturday, September 10, 2005

O.K. I admit I have had a dry spell because I truly have not had much to say. Maybe I have had lots to say, but just couldn't quite get the words out. However, I have spent alot of time in quiet reflection and thankfulness of so many blessings these past months. There has truly not been a day recently when I have not thanked God specifically for all He has provided for in my life, especially this past year. I listened to the radio tonight as the announcer was reflecting on a devistated country watching them on their knees praying for strength. I was overwhelmed as often it is only from tragedy that many pray for anything, let alone strength to make it through the next day. I wonder how many people really pray with faith and belief.

I am sitting here at my desk looking out into a dark street of my neighbourhood, it is after midnight. It is very quiet tonight, not a noise to be heard except the crisp croaks of crickets. If the neighbour didn't have her outside lights on, I would think I was at the cottage surrounded by total peace. What a priviledge to know I can even be at a place of such comfort. I can't help but reflect on the thousands of standed, desperate people in the U.S. right now who need to rest their weary bodies and feel the comfort of a warm bed with clean sheets and blankets. A cricket can't even be heard in the flood destroyed streets. I have had a hard time reading the newspapers as my heart aches for the children and adults suffering right now. I am unable to even begin to comprehend the devistation in our neighbouring country.

This sadness brings to my mind the many things I take forgranted. It continues to remind me to be thankful daily for the many blessings I don't even think about. Tonight when I retire this aching body to a warm comfortable bed, the sheets will smell fresher and feel more welcoming than I could have imagined a few weeks ago.