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Sorrows and Joys

As I sit here thinking of the past two weeks it has been full of joy and sadness. We started planting the garden a little later than I wanted to, so I was praying everything will grow okay and be ready for harvesting.Unfortunately, in my procrastination in getting plants in the ground on time, several of the plants died because of the extreme heat. However, the garden is still thriving and we have already harvested many berries.

My oldest grandchild Korinne was promoted to the 6th grade. Korinne along with some of her class mates received the Presidential Award. We are so proud of her. Cho-bu and I were there to cheer her on. What an exciting evening.

Our little one year old cat had her first baby, a little girl. We were all so excited. Princess Buttercup was born on Wednesday afternoon on June13, 2018 on Friday morning June 15 she died. Our hearts were broken. How did this happen? We had no words for our pain. Rainbow did not seem to understand. She kept trying to wake her up. My heart broke to see that. If ever any of you wonder if animals mourn their loss, they do. Rainbow cried for days. She would go looking for her little Buttercup. And when she could not find her she would come to the front door and cry. I just held her and rocked her in the front porch rocking chair.

She has been staying close to the house and very close to us. She is very needy at this time. But we don’t mind loving on her right now. It has been good for us too.

For a while now Mariah and Malachi have wanted a little swimming pool, so we have been looking for one that would work for them. It has been so hot here I can’t blame them for wanting something to cool them off. Well I got this great idea. Use the horse’s trough. I was not sure how they would feel about it, and when Soñée and I told them they were so excited. So we cleaned it out and filled it with water. You would have thought they were in this big swimming pool. I have never seen such happiness in two children before with something so simple. Thank you God for the simple things in life that make children happy like, the joy I see in their faces as they ride their bikes to their other grandmother’s little blue house down the street. It is priceless.

God always brings joy were there has been sadness. In Psalms 37:4 it says - Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Every morning we are in the garden at 6 am, because of the extreme heat. Tending to it, loving it, and praying over it. Waiting patiently to see the vegetables peeking through soil. Praying that all is well and we did it right. In Ecclesiastes 3:13 it says - And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it [is] the gift of God.

So through the hard work and sadness God has given us joy. May you all recognize the joy that God places in your life each and every day.

Enjoy the joy God gave to us at the end of our hard hot work day.

Martin birdhouse right next to the garden with God's lovely bow in the sky! 6/18/18

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