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


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Pink Saturday and Hearts

Linking today with Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for another Pink Saturday

It will only be a couple of more months before we begin to
see these beauties again.

A spectacular sunset from the other evening!!

Our son called yesterday to invite us to dinner with them last night. What a wonderful surprise. We usually meet up with them and eat out for dinner. It was a fabulous meal he had prepared: ginormous steaks, asparagus and sweet potatoes, all cooked on the grill to perfection, along with a delicious salad that Amy prepared. I asked if I could bring anything and he said no, but I took it upon myself to use that new KitchenAid mixer and whip up Mama's Pound Cake by Paul Deen. That cake is easy and so very good. They all agreed and I only came home with a couple of pieces.

We got to meet the newest addition to their family, Heidi, their new German Shepherd puppy! What a fun, fun dog. Why didn't I take a pic of her? She was the sweetest and the kids are loving her.

Heidi lookalike from the Internet!
Beautiful dog.

No sooner had we walked in the door than Jack had to show me the 100 piece puzzle he and Daddy had put together. He was so proud, so I took a picture. Speaking of proud, we are so proud of all four grandchildren - straight A's for the older ones and all E's for Jack, who also received purple and blue for being kind and helpful. The qualities of good manners, kindness, helpfulness, and love are the qualities in them that we are especially proud of.

On a more somber note, last night when we arrived home, our dog Trudy was out on the floor unable to get up. She is still unable to stand and we have been discussing all morning whether it is time. It is so obvious and heartbreaking to know that our sweet little Trudy, who is 17 years old (and maybe older - she was a rescue) may need to be put down in the next few days. We know in our heads, but our hearts have not come to that agreement yet. And I can see that Trudy's spirit is willing as she wags that little tail, but truly her body has lost its strength.

So we will hold her and love on her for the next couple of days and then we will say good-bye.


Mary Hutchins said...

It's wonderful to spend time with family and make precious memories!! So sorry about Trudy..heartbreaking when this time comes. She's lived a very long life for a dog, she must have had a lot of love in her life!!

Say What? said...

I'm so sorry about your sweet dog. I've been there and it's such a hard thing to do.

Beautiful sunset photos. I never get tired of sunsets

bj said...

I sure am ready for pretty flowers and COLOR...:)
I get so tickled at all our husbands...they all have about the same leather recliner and they all go to sleep in them...LOL

Pamela M. Steiner said...

I am so sorry about your sweet little doggy. Sending (((hugs))) your way. It was so nice that you could have that very delicious dinner with your family...sounds scrumptious! Such a great treat!! Love the pictures of the sunsets, etc. and the peonies...I wish we could grow those here in Florida I love them. God bless you and your family.

NanaDiana said...

My heart is breaking for you as you prepare to say goodbye to your dear pet. It is so hard to have to put a pet down...they truly are family members.

Your dinner sounds great and I know how proud you are of the grandchildren...and I am sure E stands for Excellent not like what E stood for when I went to school. lol

I hope you have a good weekend as you prepare for the sad day that is coming. xo diana

Mother of 3 said...

I miss my peonies and those sunset pictures are just beautiful. Sorry to hear about your dog..it's never easy to say good bye to a furry member of the family.

Melanie said...

My heart goes out to you as you make this decision for Trudy. I've been through this and so I understand. Your dinner with your son and family sounds wonderful. How great to be able to share times with them.

Karen said...

It is sad to think about saying good bye to your precious Trudy. Bless you.

Elizabeth Day said...

Do I look green to you? Probably would if you could see me. I so envy you moms who can pop over to your kids homes for dinner and spend fun times with your grands during the week. Instead of being envious, I will just be really happy that you are blessed in that way. Never take it for granted.

Terri D said...

Such fun photos, and then such a sad one at the last. I'm so sorry to hear about your sweet pup. It is so darn hard to say goodbye to our fur-children. 17 years is pretty amazing. Hugs!

Dianna said...

Nonnie, I am so sorry to hear about your Trudy. We lost our Border Collie a few years ago...she was 15 when she passed. I think we've decided that come spring it is finally time to get another dog.

Loved seeing all of the pictures! Your grandchildren are precious!