Monday, September 7, 2015

August Moments

Life has been busy around these parts, so blogging had to be put on the back burner while we attended to the stuff of life.

We started the month on the road, visiting family after both father and MIL were hospitalized. It was a whirlwind trip, three states in four days, nice to be able to connect with family but not under the most ideal circumstances in which to do so.

I wish I could say things were back to as they were before, but that's not quite the case, but both are home now, which is good, and we are taking one day at a time.

The Lord has reminded me often these last few weeks, that he directs our steps, that we are in this circumstance by his providence. That he is always doing a work and that I need to look at each circumstance that I encounter through eternal eyes and respond accordingly. It has been and continues to be a process.

We were also able to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary this past month. Our anniversary was officially in June but the Grands were here and they will always trump any kind of travel plans.
We spent a week in Asheville (where most of photos below were taken) and enjoyed exploring the Gardens, The Blue Ridge Parkway and Biltmore House not to mention the outstanding restaurants that are located in Asheville (lots of farm to table type of fare)

To make the trip a little interesting we stayed in an Airbnb. With an Airbnb people list spaces in their home for others to rent out by the day. Kind of like a Bed and Breakfast but much less formal. Every listing is different, and offers different amenities. We stayed with three other guests(we each had our own rooms) in this lovely old Victorian Home with a very interesting host. This is not for everyone, your going to be sharing some of the common spaces,  but we are pretty laid back and social so it worked beautifully for us. We enjoyed it so much we are going to try another Airbnb space when we go pick apples this fall....did I mention it's pretty economical too.

So that's our month in a nutshell, lots of changes and some celebrating. My husband and I have felt that we have entered a new season in our lives, it will be interesting to see what's ahead. One thing that has not changed though is our faithful God, he is the same today as he was yesterday and will be tomorrow. That is a comfort in all the unknowns of our lives, don't you agree?


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Glad you've had a great month. All will be well with your family who need assistance. God knows exactly what they need and he is already working all things out.

Your photos are lovely and it was good seeing you and your hubby again. You are a happy couple.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Delvalina said...

What beautiful sightseeing and happy anniversary with you beloved husband!
It's always beautiful to walk in His track in every circumstances.

Thanks for sharing your life here.


Cheryl said...

So very good to know that He is directing our steps!! I wouldn't want to walk the path without Him!

It looks like there were joys in your month. Congratulations on your 40th wedding anniversary! Ooooo...that porch with the red cushioned chairs. ::swoon:: I think I could sit there for hours. (For the sake of my imagination, I am pretending that there is no such thing as icky humidity.)

May the Lord continue to meet the needs of the family members who are ill.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I'm glad that you had a good experience with your Airbnb stays. I'm not sure that I'm brave enough to try something like that. Too many "what ifs" running through my mind. ;-)

Debbie said...

Well it sure sounds like you had a good month even with the unexpected hospital stays. To KNOW He directs our steps and is the same ALWAYS brings such comfort. Your pictures are SOO good! Like postcards....Congrats on 40 years! Just a few months behind us....a lifetime that's for sure! Praying that the Lord continues to meet all the needs of your parents!

Sandy said...

Really? You were in my hometown? Had I known I could have made arrangements to meet you and show you around. Oh well, glad you and your husband enjoyed yourselves!

Creations By Cindy said...

Happy 40th Wedding Anniversary! Praise the Lord for Commitment! The pictures are wonderful. We are planning a trip to the Biltmore in late February! I will have to get all of your good tips! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Creations By Cindy said...

Happy 40th Wedding Anniversary! Praise the Lord for Commitment! The pictures are wonderful. We are planning a trip to the Biltmore in late February! I will have to get all of your good tips! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Camille said...

What gorgeous photos of your travel locations my friend! SO pretty...from the gardens to the buildings....it all looks lovely. SO glad you were able to get away for your 40th...though a little after the fact. It's okay to let the grands trump other plans...I know that's something you don't mind! Hugs to you! Camille

Sassy Granny ... said...

How lovely to see your world through your little nutshell. And Happy Anniversary!