Friday, April 30, 2010

Busy week, but very happy

We have had a busy week this last week. Firstly we had a surprise visit from our darling daughter and two of our granddaughters. We did know that they were coming but not until the last minute only giving us a little time to get excited.

On Saturday night our youngest child had his fortieth birthday party. It was lovely to celebrate with him and his friend who was turning 50, so together they had a 90th birthday. Lovely to catch up with friends once again.

Monday our son had been given a birthday present of a tandem jump from an aeroplane. I spent a lot of time praying and when he jumped, so did my heart. Anyway as usual things I worry about didn't happen and he had an incredible experience although I asked him yesterday if he was ready to do it again this weekend and he said, I don't think so.

Monday afternoon we had a lovely time at a friend's 70th birthday party. It was also liovely to catch us with folk we hadn't seen for a while.

A busy week but a lovely one.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I have been doing a lot of contemplating life lately. Last night I couldn't sleep very well and listening to overnight talk-back radio I heard a guy talking about depression. He said that most of the things we worried about are enlarged in our minds and make us depressed if we have this tendency.

It made me think of the things that I have been anxious about and realise that most of these things have either never happened or if they did, not near as bad as I had thought.

I thank God for his grace to me and the fact that He is always with me. And I thank Him because I have such a loving family, a husband, two beautiful sons and a beautiful daughter, a lovely son-in-law, a lovely daughter-in-law and 12 grandchildren.

Yesterday we had a trip to Brisbane for a medical appointment and I am so THANKFUL that we live on the Sunshine Coast, the traffic was horrible. It's still raining here, the grass is so green, I guess it will stop soon.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter Time

Well it is the Tuesday after Easter now. We had a very quiet time this Easter, went to church on Friday and Sunday. The services were just beautiful, the pastor so lovingly spoke of Jesus' death on Friday and on Sunday a day of rejoicing as "HE IS RISEN".

We did go to morning tea, the movies and lunch yesterday so that filled in a day. We went to see the movie, The Blind Side. I really liked the movie and it tells how you can make a difference in one person's life. It was based on a true story and was lovely.

We are getting a new lounge soon and I am looking forward to doing something different in my lounge-room. I am not really a person who wants changes all the time as we have had the old lounge for just on 40 years (so you can see I don't do this every week) so I think we deserve a new one, we laughingly said it will do us out.

Had a quick and lovely visit from our family from Dubbo a couple of weeks ago, it was lovely to see them and we say it is better to have a little of something than nothing at all.