Monday, May 12, 2014

Daybook: 05.12.14


Outside my window... the skies look as if they could start dripping raindrops anytime.

I am thinking... of those past years of infertility and how I dreaded Mother's Day with a vengeance.

I am thankful... God answered our prayer with three beautiful healthy baby girls. But I never forget what it feels like to be like the biblical Hannah, crying silently in my bitterness of soul, asking God for a child.

In the kitchen... I've not been doing so well with my meal planning.  Hoping to get back on track this week.

I am tank dress with animal print cardi.

I am creating... plans for some reorganization in several areas - supply cabinets at work, linen closet at home and file drawers in my home office.

I am wondering... how long it will take me to do these reorganization projects!

I am reading... Terri Blackstock's "Distortion."  Someone asked if I would recommend last week's book, "Runaway Saint" by Lisa Samson.  Yes, I definitely would say it is a good read.  I'm not sure I agree with everything in it, but definitely felt it depicted real people with real questions about faith. I felt it addressed the dangers of judging without knowing the whole story.

A favorite quote for today...
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - 
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
 ... Robert Frost

Sometimes the best choice is not the one everyone else makes!
One of my favorite things... seeing buds on my rose bush.  It won't be long now!

A few plans for the rest of the week: playing catch up on my to-do list

A peek into my day...
 Got my ducks in a row!

The daybook is a concept created by Peggy Hostetler.  If you would like to link up, visit her at The Simple Woman's Daybook.


  1. Love the ducks. It does sound like you have your ducks in a row. Hope you had a great Monday!

  2. Those ducks were cute. We had infertility issues too, but later adopted our two. I remember not being fond of Mother's Day. I tried to look at the celebration of Mother's Day at church yesterday and wondered how it looked through the eyes of an infertile person and with all the attention on moms, plants given, special sermon, etc., it made me stop and think how can a church honor moms and at the same time be sensitive to those struggling with infertility and would desperately love to be a mom or those also struggling with their moms not being alive any more. My first Mother's Day without my mom I was a basket case.

    Anyway, just my thoughts, LOL, for what they are worth. I am so glad God gave you the children he did!

    I do a weekly meal plan, actually from Saturday to Thursday since we bring in something on Fridays; it really makes it go so smoothly. I might have to blog my system sometime :)


  3. I'm glad God blessed you with your girls. I love Robert Frost. One of my favorite poems is "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening". Have a great week.

  4. Yes, You are truely blessed! And now soon to have some grands! Yes, we got some rain here last evening. about an inch! good for the garden. Hope you'll have pictures of your roses to share! Have a great day!

  5. Three daughters? You are truly blessed!
    And I LOVE that Robert Frost poem!

  6. I love black and leopard print! That actually stood out to me in this whole post!

  7. Hi Jerralea! My husband and I faced the same difficulties with pregnancy. We ended up adopting and we were so blessed to have a boy and a girl. God moves in mysterious ways, that's for sure.

    The Road Not Traveled is a great poem. Wonderful choice!
    Thank you for your visit :)

  8. Rosebushes in bud...someone is going to be enjoying a sweet aroma and feasting eyes on beautiful blooms soon!

    Thank you for sharing how you felt like the biblical Hannah at one point in your life. Talk about how God answers those repeated prayers!

    Sounds like a lot of organization going on around your home and at work! I've done some of that myself this spring. Still a good bit left to do. Now that the weather has turned pretty I would rather be outside than in. ;) I'm thinking maybe that's why God gives us rainy days? ;)


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