Monday, November 3, 2008


It's kind of a blah day today. I think it must be letdown from the weekend. And it's raining here today. And I had to go back to work.

And I'm worried about the elections tomorrow. I have always paid attention to politics and the state of our country, but I have never been as concerned as I am now. I have never seen such division among people. I have never known such intense feelings of opposite natures. A couple of weeks ago when I was in Washington DC, I spent some time looking at the White House and thinking about the power that resides in that building. And it occurred to me that perhaps the honor of living and ruling from that house should not go to the person who wants the job more than anything else in the world. Perhaps it should go to one who would rather do anything else in the world, but cannot deny the heavy burden of service upon their heart. I know who I am voting for tomorrow. But I am worried about our country and about our future. And I am trying to leave it all in the hands of the One who said

He changes times and seasons;
he sets up kings and deposes them.
He gives wisdom to the wise
and knowledge to the discerning. Daniel 2:21

In happier news, BSU is still undefeated this season and well on their way to play a BCS bowl game. I made my little grandson a football hat and his daddy asked for one too. So here they are on game day.

And here is a picture of my sweet little marshmallow, Miss Ava Claire.

I'm delighted to join South Breeze Farm's Thankful Challenge again this year. Watch my sidebar to see what new thing I am thankful for each day. We don't spent enough time doing this - and I love that we take a whole month out of the year to focus on our blessings. If you want to join - I encourage you to. It makes a real difference in your day when you CHOOSE to be thankful.

And did you notice my new header picture? Let me introduce you to Willow - my new little yorkie. She is actually a full blooded sister to my sweet dog Josey. She came from my last litter. She was actually very sick and the vets couldn't figure out what was wrong with her. I really thought she was going to die. Her diagnosis varied from "a bug" to neurological issues. I couldn't sell her until I knew what was going to happen to her. And in the meantime, I got attached. Which I try never to do with my puppies. But I couldn't help it. And I am happy to report that she is perfectly healthy. I guess it was just the "bug". She is a handful - but then all puppies are. Yesterday, we were out learning to "go potty outside" and I couldn't resist taking pictures of her playing in the leaves. She is just too cute. And poor Josey is quite jealous and not at all fond of her. In fact, they act like Cinderella and the jealous step-sister! I tried to get some pictures of Josey too, but she refused to come out and play.

And for my birthday, Michelle and Andrea gave me the most beautiful framed pictures of my grandbabies! They took them to a studio along with the quilts that I made them. The quilts are used as the background of the portraits and it is just beautiful. It made me cry. I just love hanging pictures of my grandbabies all over my house. They are after all, the cutest babies in the world. And I can't look at them enough. And I totally know that I'm just a big sap when it comes to them. But I have come to learn that grandparents are just that way.

And I love it.


Mishel said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you had a wonderful day!

And those grandbabies are too cute!! And your new furry one is too! : )

I'm with you regarding the whole election thing. I'm not even watching the news (or reading it online) today. I was just getting too worked up about it all. Not good. The best thing I can do is pray--so that's what I'm doing! : ) And voting tomorrow, of course!

Becky said...

What a great post Robin. I didn't know it was your birthday did I? Well ... happy belated for sure.

The grandbabes are just as beautiful more so ... than they were before. What sweeties! I love the hats. Love them. I need to get busy and knit some like that. I have been busy with the premie hats for Save the Children. They are piling up on my bookshelf.

Have a great week!

Dawn said...

I would love to see those pictures - what fun for the mommies and for you!

The football hats are just adorable.

I have a sense of foreboding about tomorrow. No matter how hard I try not to.

Happy Birthday!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday to you, Robyn! Welcome to the club;) It's not so bad is it?

The pictures of the babies with your quilts is such a wonderful idea. How special that is for you. I can't believe how fast Tyler is growing. I guess being next to Ava Claire makes it so noticeable. They are both beautiful.

I'll be glad when tomorrow is over. I agree, feelings are running high with this election. I truly worry about some people who are so adamant about their candidate. What in the world will they do if the other side wins? We will all have to come together eventually.

annie said...

What sweet pictures. I'm doing the thankful challenge too!

Cyndi said...

Hi Robin! New to your blog but I see we are both "around" 50,love to knit, love dogs and are married to Pastors. My local campus is also undefeated and on top of the Big 10! I too like to visit Washington D.C although I live much closer that you do. I'm an east coaster!

I too, am concerned about the state of our country. The election is just symptom of a much deeper problem. But the church will prevail, regardless of who is voted in! And God will take care of His own! Aren't you glad that His ability to care for us is not based on who's in office? Happy Birthday! I hope we can get to know each other.

Cyndi said...

Robin, this is a quote by PJ Miller. Thought it might encourage you.

Come Wednesday morning,
1. God will still be on the Throne.
2. Prayer will still work.
3. The Bible will still have all the answers.
4. God will still inhabit the praises of His people.
5. There will still be God-anointed men and women proclaiming the Truth.
6.There will still be singing of praise to God.
7. God will still pour out His Spirit upon His people.
8. There will still be room at the Cross.
9. Jesus will still love you.
10. Jesus will continue to save the lost when they come to Him.

Mrs. Julie Fink said...

Happy Birthday! Your grandbabies are absolutely adorable! And what a sweet thing for your daughters to do for your birthday. You are one special grandma!

Truth4thejourney said...

Hi Robin,

I love the new fall look of your blog! Gorgeous.

Well, the elections didn't go the way I had hoped (I think I'm speaking for all of the Republicans out there). But God is still on the throne.

Loved the pic. of your son and grandson in their hats! What a precious time.

I'll be learning how to knit and crochet before I become a grandmom. Thankfully I have a few years to go. :)


Kathy S. said...

Roomie, you are surrounded by CUTE!! The puppy, the grandkids...amazing.

I am refraining from election talk for a bit...

Kathy S. said...

oops! I forgot to say Happy Birthday!


gail@more than a song said...

How cute are those hats! And your sweet babies, I know you could just eat them up!
I hope you had a happy birthday too!