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


Friday, November 11, 2016

Friday Foto Friends

A pretty sky and smooth lake this morning with just a touch of mist rising up.

This time last Friday, we were at the hospital waiting ... waiting ... waiting. And finally, the surgery was over and thankful, so thankful that all went well. DH looks pretty good and had a sort of a smile after. Thanks be to God who has seen us through many things and I know He will continue to in the future. 

Our week has been about recovery and rest and on Tuesday night, I made the decision to NOT watch the TV and apparently, I missed all the good excitement. But my sleep was sweet and I knew that the morning would bring news of a winner and we would deal with that when the time came. It breaks my heart that people cannot accept what has happened. While I sympathize with those who grieve, they are selfish and vindictive in their grief causing pain and trouble to others. May we all work together for the good of everyone and pray for peace in our land and wisdom for our leaders and for our law enforcement officers.

Our weather has been off and on and these periwinkles seemed to spring up out of what a couple of weeks ago was just a pot of dirt. Surprise, surprise! In spite of the heavy rains all week, there apparently was enough sun for this hibiscus to put on a bloom.

My sister sent this news clipping to me of the obituary for the man who was our pastor during my teen years. Count me among the "scores of friends and many thankful children of God who experienced God's love and grace through Pastor George E. Smith." He was a wonderful man who had a heart for teens and I am thankful that he was there for me during those tender times.

The past two weekends we have entrusted our little Trudy to a doggie day care boarding place. It gives me great relief to know that she has become a favorite there and sleeps peacefully in her bed behind the front desk with the manager. Their website has a web cam which enables me to see at any time what Trudy is doing.


Thanks to my Dad, my uncles, cousins, nephews and every person who has served in our military selflessly. I am so proud to know they were and are willing to serve so we might live in freedom and peace.

My Dad

My nephews

With our hearts filled with gratitude and eyes filled with tears, we thank all you brave men and women who sacrificed so much, so that we could have a better life and a country to call home. Thank you so much. Happy Veteran’s day.


Trudy Mintun said...

May God's healing continue to find you. Love the puppy.

Mary Hutchins said...

Hope the recovery is still going well. I know you must be relieved to know Trudy is happy at Doggie Care! Hope you have a great weekend.

Debbie said...

So glad to hear that the surgery went well and he is home recovering! Praying it is speedy and complete! I agree so with all that is going on post election. It is soo wrong. PRAYING for our country can unite now and healing can come to this great land. ENJOY YOUR WEEK-END!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

So glad your hubby is doing fine...and doggy too! Thank you for remembering our veterans today as well. I understand your love and grief for the pastor of your youth years...I had such a wonderful pastor then as well, and was so blessed by his wisdom and faith...made a huge difference in my life! Hope you and hubby and recover and rest this weekend. God bless you...and God bless America!!

Jill said...

Great news your husband's surgery went well! I am saddened by the events since the election as well.... I haven't been watching the news much lately, just too sad... Love the photo of your puppy so adorable! Have a great weekend!


NanaDiana said...

Thank you for a beautiful post, Connie. I am thankful for all I am glad that you had such a wonderful pastor in your life. I have been blessed to have a couple of very special ones like that.

I am thrilled that your hubby is doing well and that you have some comfort leaving your sweet baby at the doggy day care.

Have a beautiful November weekend. xo Diana

Terri D said...

Great photos but my favorite is Trudy sleeping so peacefully! So happy your hubs is doing well! Happy weekend!

Toni T said...

So happy to hear your DH is doing well Nonnie. Loved your wonderful post and photos. I too had uncles, cousins, children serve in the military and God bless them all. Have a weekend of blessings my friend.

Mildred said...

I join you in thanking our Veterans. I also pray for our Country and that we all support and pray for Pres. elect Trump. God bless your husband as he recovers. I love seeing your flowers. Wishing you both a nice weekend. p.s. I am Karen-Lily Valley blog's sister in Georgia.

Melanie said...

What a great thing, a web cam at your doggie boarding place. I'm glad your husband is recovering. I don't watch TV so I hear of all the excitement online. Have a wonderful weekend.