In the midst of all the hard of the world at present,
I find our days to quiet and simple;
thank God we were able to go to our local church this weekend.
We are enjoying fruit and such things.
My Husband surprised me and did dishes for me last night and emptied the
dishwasher this morning.
And he put in the two dish tubs that he knew needed to be washed,
as I had mentioned this the other day....
I find that everyone has some form of grief because of the Dread Virus
and we are not exempt.
But we work through it and keep trying to go forward,
even when our hearts feel deep pain.
Yet in the midst of all of this,
we know how blessed we are,
being at home, enjoying summer fruits and foods.
I am enjoying re-reading the DE Stevenson book
on Mrs Tim, which I had begun and was a long way through
when I had all those eye troubles and the book fell to the wayside...
So I am beginning at the beginning and enjoying the humour of the book
but also quite relieved that I never had to be in such situations as her,
with so many people and challenges of being in such a world.
I remember, when reading this, as well as the book I just finished,
Q's Legacy by Helene Hanaff, that I savour my quiet life very much.
I still remember when my professor, when I was in my nearly mid-20s,
described me as a quiet person,
as I was the most talkative in my parent's home but I soon realized what
he meant and yes, I love to have a quiet drama-free life.
My Husband and myself are both relieved that we are not noticed in crowds
and that we can have our quiet life together.
When I remember this, even in times that are hard,
I can remember that God can help me be content...
I discovered some of my Grandma's bars in our freezer and
we are enjoying them...
she turned 90 this week and she made these when she was 88
and she is an inspiration and blessing to me always...
These were 2 (!) I had today...
the first one, a cookie base with chocolate and butterscotch chips
was really lovely! Perfect blend of batter that was not over-sweet
and the chips! The other was a cookie/cake base with shredded coconut
and then a melted chocolate top... also very enjoyable...
with hot tea and a bit of milk in the tea!
I find by looking for what is a blessing in my day,
I can find a thankful heart that makes all the difference...
May God help us all in whatever we are facing...