Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Summer's End

There is no denying summer days are done. We have been eating our dinners outside on the deck, under the mosquito netted table for the last couple of weeks. It's was all about trying to squeeze the last little bit of time outside before we have to take everything down for the winter. That event is going to happen this weekend. I kind of dread it because it makes it official....summer's over. My husband and I have spent the last couple of weekends cleaning out our garage....and throwing away and donating, in preparation for the seasonal storage. A side note to my "Frontier Family".... I couldn't get rid of the Pink Barbie Car but the wooden crib is going and we are not done yet!

I've been on one of those kicks again, I feel the need to get rid of things that we are not using, so in addition to the garage, I have been cleaning closets and drawers. It seems like I just did this , but I don't think I was radical enough the last go round. Getting rid of "stuff" has felt so good! One of my cool weather projects is to continue the cleaning out. We haven't moved in almost two decades and you can tell.

Small Groups started again this month. After praying about it, we decided we would not lead again this year. I was concerned about losing the relationships we had made but shouldn't have. We ended up moving as a group to another small group, one in which we already had some established relationships. We spent the first meeting worshiping and praying for our loved ones. The anxiety I was feeling about moving to another group was really needless, we immediately realized we were with family.

Thank you for your prayers for the children and families mentioned in my last post. My grandson is much better and has resumed all previous activities. The recovery of the one child continues to be amazing and the steadfastness of the parents of the third child continues to challenge me in my own life...with the need to continue to be more eternally focused.


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

It's hard to believe it is the first day of fall today. This year has zipped right along. I can't imagine having to pack up 'summer' in preparation for winter either.

I need to do more and more purging of stuff, I know I'll feel better.

Last week I went to a non-denominational ladies Bible study, Bible Study Fellowship, or BSF. I was new as were quite a few others, and we didn't have a small group like the other ladies, but I happily was placed in a small group and will meet those ladies and the leader this morning. We meet once a week. The study this session is the book of Revelation. My sis-in-law told me about this group. She's been with BSF for 19 years. This study meets all over the world for men, women, teens and children too. Each small group has about 15 ladies, I can hardly wait.

Enjoy your new small group. Just think, we will all be joined together in heaven, rejoicing in all that our almighty God, Jesus has done for us.

Happy Fall you you ~ Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

Delvalina said...

Thank you for sharing your blessings here. It's just amazing that we are surrounded with God's family.

And your grandchildren looked adorable and enjoyed being together.

Creations By Cindy said...

You are truly blessed my friend. Happy Fall! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Debbie said...

Well it may be Fall but we sure aren't seeing it yet! lol. It is still well into the nineties over here. You are totally inspiring me though to start weeding out and getting rid of things....there is just soo much of it. It always feels soo good when you get done thought doesn't it, though for us it has been awhile. So glad your new group is working out well. Have a good week!

Camille said...

Thank you for the update on your precious family/friends who are going through challenging times. Truly...it is a journey! What a wonderful thing it is to know that the Lord walks these paths with His children!! On another note...we put away our outdoor furniture a few weeks ago....it's crazy how quickly that came upon us. :) And...the clearing out...I SO hear you on that one!! We have been in our home for nearly 21 years....and, the nesting that came with babies has never fully returned after Emma was born. So....we are over-run with stuff, too. Happy sorting! Hugs, Camille