This has been a good week for me of drawing closer to God. How about you?
This week I also got more excited about working in the garden.
After my husband and I plowed and planted a few things a few things, I knew that the maple helicopters would come down en masse. So, I spread some old sheets over more than half of the garden, held down at the corners by bricks and stones.
Thursday, I carefully pulled up the sheets and dumped hundreds of those helicopters into the yard waste bin. Then I laid the sheets back down again because the falling of the helicopters is not quite finished yet.I decided to wait to plant tomatoes, cucumbers, and watermelon. We had what I hope is the last unseasonable falling of the temperatures to about 35 degrees Fahrenheit last night. My son and I knew it was coming, so we covered the cannas. Sunday night it is supposed to get down to 39 degrees Fahrenheit before temperatures start going back up again.We just planted the cannas a couple of days ago, only to have a freak hailstorm right after we finished. I prayed that the Lord would protect our plants, and He did! Thank you, Jesus!
My son and my husband went in together and bought this fountain for me a few years ago for either my birthday or Mother’s Day; I can’t remember which one. Anyway, my son gets excited each year about setting it up and getting it up and running again. This year he also got excited about an idea of having special plants growing next to the fountain. That’s why we went out and bought the cannas and planted them.
I can hear the fountain running all the way from my vegetable garden. It is a soothing sound.
I’m thankful for this beautiful gift of a fountain and its soothing sounds.
I’m thankful for the two sweet givers of this gift.
I’m thankful for my son still being around to set it up for me each year.
I’m thankful that God is the Fountain in my life that is always with me. He is the only Fountain that never runs dry. He invites us to drink freely from His unending supply of living water. He soothes my soul with His refreshing Presence no matter where I am!
What about you? What are you doing for your mother today? Or if you are a mother or grandmother, what are your children/grandchildren doing for you? Have you discovered the Presence of the Lord and the living water that is always available for you?