On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31


Monday, August 22, 2016

One Last Hurrah for a Blue Monday

It was a cool and rainy afternoon last Friday when we made the drive over to say good-bye to the old house and bring the kids to our house for the weekend while Mommy and Daddy made the move to the new house. What fun!! I didn't envy their work that was cut out for them on this rainy (pouring down floody kind of rain - a toad floater) weekend, but it had to be done. We had the easy? task of the kids for the weekend. The pleasurable task, I should say.

All wrapped up to protect their critters 

Double rainbow!

Friday and most of Saturday was spent inside due to the rain. It was lazy and very relaxing. When the clouds broke up, we went to the mall to buy Legos for the kids and, of course, Dipping Dots and a ride on the carousel. You really can't go to the mall without those two things. However, this trip they made a new discovery. Grandpa and I had gelato and when they had a taste of that, they were in hog heaven, as they say. Yep, we had to go back for more! (I might add here that a trip to the mall on the weekend before school starts is INSANITY!!!! You could hardly walk through without bumping into people and the lines were awful.)

After the mall, we went to church, then out to eat, and then home to begin work on the Legos projects. They both kept after it and the only assistance I gave was to find the pieces they needed and to push in the small pieces that didn't want to connect.

Jack's raceboat

Kate's Doggy Day Care

 And today, it's:
Readin' and writin' and 'rithmetic!

We took them back home yesterday and saw the new house! Although it still is in a state of finishing touches, it looks beautiful. It's been a wonderful summer, but as we drove away from them yesterday, I couldn't help feeling the mixed twinges of happiness and sadness in my heart for the transitions that are happening right now, but know that everything is fine. I don’t like it sometimes that my personality has a tendency to be so melancholy. Right now melancholy is raising its head and tears come in thinking about the fact that the seasons of life are so very visible and present in my life … more so than ever before as changes are happening.

God is good. 
He is working in us and all that we each face every day. 
Life changes, people change, but praise God, He never does. 
He never has and He never will.


  1. Hi Nonnie, My, you did have a wonderful time with your grands. They are so cute and the Lego projects are always a fun thing to do. Love the double rainbow. Change can sometimes be happy and sad. Best wishes with the move into their new home.

    I too would never buy art work like I posted. I would not think of spending so much money on any "object" that is not useful. Not weird at all. I would rather feed starving children or help someone in need. That's me! Smile.
    Thanks for joining in the Blue Monday fun as always.

  2. Beautiful kids, and thanks so much for your good wishes for my daughter, Connie!

  3. Glad you enjoyed your time with the grands...I can soo identify with your feelings. A little too much melancholy in me too, lol. I kind of feel that way at the change of every season, and they change soo fast anymore. And then when you add in OTHER changes along with the changing seasons, well now I am really toast...lol. And your soo right, praise God He remains the same. Have a good week!

  4. Nonnie, I loved the photos. Your grands did a fabulous job with the legos. Those are such fun for kids. Hope they all get settled into their new home . Blessings to all of you, xoxo, Susie

  5. What a fun time for the kids and you. Sometimes I can get melancholy too about time passing so quickly. Sigh. BLessed in so many ways, though!!

  6. Moving is never easy. I do not plan on another one in my life time. At least, you still had a great weekend.

  7. I sure understand about the moving, we made a major life change 4 years ago and moved here...and the good Lord only knows what life will hold when I finish school at age 52, we shall see.

    Thank you for sharing your photos and we all get melancholy from time to time. Smiles

  8. What a nice time you had with your grand kids! Definitely the more fun between that and moving. I mourn the changes in my life as well and I understand the melancholy. I don't like to see changes and adjustments. There will be a big move in the future for me, I'm sure, after Mom passes. It should be the last one I ever make.

  9. It's great that the kids could be with you for the weekend. I know they had fun. I will have to try gelato!! Yes, God is good to bring us through all life's transitions.

  10. I know the kids parents were so glad that the children were well taken care of and missing out on all the fun of moving. We moved one year ago after living in the same house for 35 years. It was a killer!!!

  11. Melancholy. Yes, I have a tendency that way, too, although I have to say, it's improved a lot since my blood lab work indicated (3 years ago) that my thyroid was a little low and I've been taking a tiny pill for it ever since (for the rest of my life). That has helped.

    Your weekend sounds great. Legos are usually a huge hit with the kids and you clearly had already figured that out, along with the treats at the mall, etc.

    I enjoyed your blog post and pictures so much today!

  12. I like the photos of you grandkids with their "critters". And about melancholy ... Praying and writing are usually the first thing I do when I’m feeling "down". It often helps me get my thoughts and feelings out in front of me. God never changes. God, our Rock of Ages, doesn't move. If we cling to Him, His strength will sustain us. xxx

  13. How wonderful for you to have your grandkids nearby and to be able to enjoy such a fun weekend with them, while their parents were busily preparing their new home. Yes, change is always difficult, but when we take the time to have some fun in the process it makes the changes not so bad. Praying for your family as they begin a new season in their lives. May God bless you today with joy and excitement as you enter a new season. God is with you wherever you go and whatever you do. Praise God. He will never let go of us.