Thursday, February 19, 2009

Friday Fave 5


I have been tempted to skip the Friday Fave 5 meme again this week because of all the sadness, but something tells me I need to keep on keeping on. So that's what I'm going to do. Coming up with five favorite things about this week is a bit challenging - but here goes.

1. I went to the gardening shop and bought some little seedling trays to start my flower seeds in. This summer I want to really work on having beautiful flower gardens and I don't want to pay for the flowers. This seems like the most economical way to go. We'll see what happens. So far I have planted 36 Hollyhocks and 36 Wave Petunias.

2. The sun is shining again - literally that is. We have had horrible cold weather and been socked in with an inversion for weeks. Inversions create fog and dreary days like nothing you have ever seen. I have been so ready for warmer, sunny weather and this week has been wonderful. 50 degrees and sunshine. Tomorrow I am planning to start cleaning up my yard and my flower beds - lets get moving with Spring!

3. On Wednesday evening I just wasn't feeling up to going to church. Besides being sad I have been sick for weeks with a really bad cold. So my daughter Andrea and I curled up on my bed together and spent some girl time watching a cheesy Lifetime movie. Just what the doctor ordered.

4. My sweet little granddaughter Miss Ava Clair is just such a joy to me. This week I was holding her up to my shoulder and she put her little hands against my chest and pushed herself away from my shoulder and just stared into my face for the longest time. How I wish she could have spoken her thoughts- her expression was just sweet and serious.


5. Hope. Even in the most difficult of circumstances we always have hope. Thank you Jesus!


If you would like to read more Friday Fave's, just click on over to Susanna's at Living to Tell the Story.


Until next time.

12 comments:

gail@more than a song said...

I've been thinking about you, lifting up some prayers!
The sunshine should help a bit, it always makes me feel better. And there's nothing like some girl time and a cheesy movie; but how sweet to have one of your babies around to hold and love on!

Brenda said...

Its great to keep posting the things we are thankful for even when times are tough. And yes, we have hope!

Becky said...

I thought of you this week when I heard Beth Moore's teaching on Esther 4 in her study I am doing. It was great ... and reminded me of your need to hold on to Jesus, that at the bottom of Every. Single. hurt or fear or struggle, He is there. He is faithful. He is God. He is good. All the time. And the worst that can happen ALWAYS is that He will catch us.

nikkipolani said...

I'm sorry it's been a tough week for you, Robin. May your spring plans and leaning on Jesus bring you comfort and renewed joy.

Willow said...

Give your little granddaughter extra hugs! She's such a serious one...
I hope your seedlings grow :)

Jerralea said...

I'm praying extra special blessings for you and your family as you make this tough adjustment. God bless you!

ellen b said...

Hope you are feeling better really soon. Where would we be without our Hope in Jesus?! Blessings on your weekend.

Dawn said...

Thank you, Lord, for sunshine - for flowers, for grandbabies, for hope.

And for cheesy movies and daughters to watch them with.

Susanne said...

A beautiful list in the midst of your sadness, Robin. Thanks for posting even though it was hard. I hoped it helped to uplift your heart even if for a short time.

Donnetta said...

What comforting things in the midst of sadness. Thanks for sharing providing a reminder to look for the small comforts of life as well.

Barb said...

Pretty much all the movies on Lifetime are cheesy and quite often, they're exactly what we need to spend a couple of hours watching. I'm glad you're having some sunshine - that and watching your flowers come up will perk you up a little. Good for you for coming up with five things like this when we all know you're very sad right now.

Corrie said...

Hi Robin,
Just stopping by on one of my blog visits that I wish I had more time to do regularly like I used to when I was home with babies. First of all, what a beautiful picture of you and your family! I absolutely LOVE it. Second, how heavy your heart is with your kids going so far away. I will keep them in my prayers and read for updates! I can't imagine the mixture of emotions. You are in my thoughts and prayers tonight!
Take care,
Corrie