Tuesday, April 28, 2009


We drove through the rain and arrived home about five o'clock yesterday afternoon. I am so thankful for the rain but was equally thankful when we turned into our little driveway safe and sound. Pouring rain and lots of 18 wheelers make for a rather tense ride.

I am one "exhaustified" Grandma. Keeping up with five grands and a grand dog for a few days remind me rather rudely that I'm not as young and energetic as I once was. It is a good tired. I had a great time with them.

I'm trying to catch up with things around the house and piano practice (I have a lesson this afternoon - Yikes!). I will write a post about the weekend and share some pictures in a day or two. For now I wanted to share something that pierced my heart this morning - one of those special things the Lord shines the light on. It is from the book "Keep a Quiet Heart" by Elisabeth Elliot:

"All of the past, I believe, is a part of God's story of each child of His - a mystery of love and sovereignty, written before the foundation of the world, never a hindrance to the task He has designed for us, but rather the very preparation suited to our particular personality's need."

That comforts me. Nothing is an accident; nothing takes my Father by surprise; all of my past is part of His plan for me. I can rest in that.



  1. Thank you for sharing that quote--it is very meaningful to me. :-)

  2. I am so thankful that He does know where we've been, where we're going, and what has happened, and WHY!

    I linked to your wisdom post in my latest. Glad you had a good trip and are safely home!

  3. Beautiful quote:)

    Glad you made it home safely:) I hope you now can rest and renew.

    My parents will be taking care of my girls for about 9 days while we are in Australia. I can already hear the exhaustion (intermingled with the excitement) in their voices:)

    Did you get my email???

  4. What a lovely post and I love that quilt. Did you make it? Was it a gift?

    I so agree. I'm not sure what my life would be like if God wasn't in control! Hugs!

  5. I cannot believe the rain we've received the last 5 days, looks like it'a about to rain again. We are no longer in a rainfall deficit for 2009...I think the post hurricane drought for our area is over.

    Did you receive a lot of rain?

  6. great quote.....I sure know how it is to be tired of rain....

  7. Yes! It can be so exhausting can't it? Sooo rewarding too. Glad you had a good trip.

  8. Grandkids. The jewel in our aging prossess. It takes hard work to enjoy them but so worth it.

  9. Welcome home, dear Linda:-)

    Now you know why we have our kids when we're much younger! lol I'm so glad that you had such a lovely time with your grandkids and I look forward to seeing pictures. xoxo

  10. Those were very encouraging and comforting words (Elizabeth Elliot), echoing your response to my recent blog post. I appreciate your depth of wisdom and insight, Linda. You are a blessing...and I'm sure your grandkids enjoyed having you with them! By the way, good for you getting back to the piano and taking lessons!

  11. I needed to hear that, circumstances around me frighten me (a local father of four died suddenly).

    I took piano lessons for one year after our fourth child was born. That will be for another season.