Saturday, July 4, 2009

Independence Day

It's been over a month since I've posted anything here!! Hard to believe!!

I realized this at the end of last week, and since I had a little bit of time yesterday, I decided to update my template.

While searching for a new template, I came across this--entitled Solitude at Simply Fabulous Blogger Templates. Since I like the picture and am longing for some solitude in my life, I decided to use this as my new background for the summer. What do you think?

My life is still stressful and chaotic, but has settled down a little. The house was full with Cara and Ryan, my son, Andrew, and then my youngest daughter decided to move home from Texas. She arrived here the beginning of June.

We're all trying to adapt to one another's schedules and quirks, and so far so good--a little turmoil here and there, but we're working things out.

The biggest news is that my daughter Cara had her 20 week ultrasound on Tuesday. According to the technician and the doctor, everything looks fine, progressing well, and we have a little girl--Lydia Caroline--who will be joining our family in November.

Today, all of the kids have somewhere to go for the 4th of July. I was invited to two picnics, but I think I'm going to stay home and enjoy my solitude. I have some flowers that are longing to be planted. And, of course, I've started (barely) a baby blanket for my first grandchild.

I've prayed and prayed about this situation--all 3 adult children plus one with a new little one on the way. God has shown me that there is a plan and purpose to this, and I just need to hang in there and trust Him. He will use this time for His plans and purposes, not mine--not my agenda--but His.

And how can anything be more praiseworthy than the plans and purposes of our God Almighty?

I'll try to keep everyone a little more updated and not be absent so much.

Have a wonderful 4th of July, and I'll leave you with a picture of my cat, Scout, who loves the deck overlooking the creek. She likes to peer through the fence posts at the world going by and is too big to fit her entire self through!



Beth

4 comments:

Debbie said...

I am so glad that you posted today. I've missed you in bloggy land. The last I heard you had moved into the house on the creek and out of your apartment. It looks like you've settled in. :)

I understand the solitude bit. We need times like that too. I like the new blog design. What is the font that you're using? I like the look. I'll have to check out the templates. I'm so reluctant to try anything new because I'm afraid I'll really mess it up and lose everything.

Happy 4th and so glad to be back to visit you.

Chatty Kelly said...

Glad to hear from you. Glad you are settling in to a new routine. Your house must be stuffed to the brim, but full of love. Blessings to you.

grey like snuffie said...

It's so good to see a post from you...I've been thinking about you. Good thing God got you a new bigger house. Praying your day is grand!

Angela said...

Missed you. ((hugs)) I LOVE your kitty...Thanks for the updates...((hugs)) again to you!