Tuesday, April 28, 2015

From One Mother To Another




From My Heart!

Most days around here there are no glorious happenings. If you looked in on us you would wonder what in the world we had to live for. We don't have a shiny new van or even a van with a current paint job or cold a.c.  Our lawn is not up to par because once again our lawn mower in broke down. The house is not in the best of shape. The kids are not dressed in the latest fashions and (nor do I want them to be) our garden consists of a few pots of vegetables that I am growing; but, in my heart I know that there are happy memories being made and hearts being molded for good. There are truths being taught and lessons being learned. My children are beautiful on the inside and modest on the outside. My chickens are bringing me eggs every day and the chicks are so cute and fuzzy. The eggs in the incubator are warm and cozy and the little child that was sick last night made it through by the help of God the Father and his son Jesus! 
My medicines were herbs and God allowed me to learn many things about herbs so that when the over the counter medicines are not giving me the relief that I seek, I can give some God made remedies and pray for my Jesus to bless the creation of his hands. There is so much to be thankful for. We have been able to put in a new stone pathway and do a little landscaping this past week and now I have some prayer requests that I can look forward to my sweet Heavenly Father, who dotes on us, to answer in a miraculous way! 
I have been in pain with plantar fasciitis but I have a God who cares and is working on me. There is too much to do around here but I have seven children and a dear husband to lighten the load. My second oldest will be a teen this week and his birthday will be a blessing and not a cursing. There are so many things that I fail at, having physical ailments, but God comes along and fills in the failures with blessings. This is the Blessed Life!

4 comments:

Erika M said...

What a great perspective. It's so easy to focus on the negative and harder to focus on the positive. It sounds like you are doing a great job.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Joyful said...

Its very great that you are able to raise children that don't clamour for all the meaningless things that everyone seems to want these days. I love that you are living a simple life of meaning and teaching your children wonderful values. Blessings. xx

Jenifer Harrod said...

Thanks Joyful, WE try to keep them focused on right things. It is harder and harder these days and we are not perfect by any means. Someday it will be worth it all when we see Jesus!

Joyful said...

By the way, that is a very beautiful photo of you. I think long, groomed hair (not overly groomed but naturally groomed) and a little lip gloss goes a long way toward keeping us feel feminine.

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