Friday, March 15, 2013

The First Time

For the very first time, I am writing my blog from my deck...OUTSIDE!  sitting in the warm sunshine..hearing the birds sing.  and smelling the newness of spring life happening all around me...  I am loving this laptop....


I am meant to be a homemaker..not just a housewife but a homemaker...making a home requires a lot of a woman (or a man)...  It is a full time job and takes creativity and perseverance...among many other things..

As I look around at my life today, it is hard to believe that just a few short years ago I was a broken and hurt and rejected woman going through a divorce....and it felt like it was the end of the world for me.

Some of you have read my story..I wrote about it here and several other posts.

I am so very thankful for where I am now..for the grace that God has shown me..for the restoration...for the ability to love again..and most of all for my husband that loves me like I have never been loved by anyone else...what joy there is in a good marriage....not perfection but good, very, very good...

So, as I sit on my deck in my wonderful yard outside of this home we have built together, I am thankful...
Yes, more than words can convey..I have not forgotten from where I came...and the difficulties of the journey so far.....
But life is good....even when made to start over against my will...It has turned out in my favor.....







These are views from where I sit today on our deck.....no longer empty and forlorn..where there was death and destruction, there is now love and beauty and life..

DON'T EVER GIVE UP!  AND DON'T EVER QUIT!  the only sure way to lose is to stop.....

No matter what comes at you, continue to live the life you are meant to live...

4 comments:

  1. I love how you love your beautiful life.

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  2. Sounds as if you have come through a lot and are now in a very good place. Of course! You're sitting on the deck and that helps, but I do understand a little of what you are saying. I've walked a similar road. I'll be back to visit again!

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  3. Mona...what beautiful words and beautiful thoughts....my daughter not only went through a divorce last year and tried to move on with her young daughter but just when she thought all was going well and she was back working and our granddaughter started kindergarten my x-sil is back causing all sorts of trouble and costing her all sorts of money and doing terrible things to the child that no 5 year old should be burdened with....Your post gave me hope that someday this will all be over and we can move on and get back to life as we knew it....thank you....Sue @Rue Mouffetard

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  4. Your photos are beautiful and so is your message. It sounds like you have taken what life has thrown at you and turned it into beauty. I enjoyed this post. laurie

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