Friday, June 27, 2008

Breaking the Bloggie Silence... Again

I had no idea that we would get so busy!
2 1/2 weeks have gone by since I've last posted
and much has been happening.

Two weeks ago, the children and I
packed up our van and drove 1,000 miles North
to come take care of my mama as she recovers
from her open heart surgery and other physical ailments.
It was a long drive but it was, also, such a blessing
to admire God's wondrous creation on the way!
(All of the photos in this post can be clicked on to enlarge)

The mountains are so breathtaking!

A sign we saw in West Virginia.
I added the Scripture.

It took us two days of driving but we arrived safely.
A few days after we arrived my mama
went back into the hospital for a week.
She is home now and doing better.
(Thank you for your prayers)

While mama was in the hospital
we were able to visit with her twice a day.
During our visits, the Lord blessed us
by allowing us to see His creation...
a rabbit finding his meal,
a mourning dove sitting on its nest,
and a rock dove sitting on its nest, too.
The rock dove was close to the ground
and we were able to see it very well...

During one of our hospital visits,
Ally asked to visit with my mama's roomate
(an elderly lady who had suffered a stroke).
She gave her flowers (with a tract)
and spent about 20 minutes talking and listening to her.
It was a blessing to see her desire to reach out her.

While my mom was in the hospital,
we made good use of our time
by visiting with my grandma
and visiting with my dad
(who lives a just a little down the road)

We enjoyed one afternoon going to the pond
that is close to his home...

Ally fishing with my sister

Sites at the pond...

At grandma's (also my mama's) house,
we were very blessed to have a sparrow family
right outside the window.
We were able to watch them all week
as mama sparrow worked to feed her little ones
from sun up to sunset...

The lil' girls have enjoyed playing doctor...

Here they traveled to the living room one morning
and fell back asleep together...

It was such a precious sight.

We have, also, enjoyed a local park...

And, of course, who can resist a summer without bubbles...

It has been a blessing to be here,

helping out my mama (and my grandma & dad),
though we miss Daddy dearly!

We sure appreciate your continued prayers
as my mama is recovering.

Hope y'all are enjoying your summer, too!


Mrs. Taft said...

Good to hear from you, glad your mom is recovering :) Thanks for sharing some of your pictures and adventures, I enjoyed them! We've been having a good summer so far...put in a tiny patio garden and have been to the zoo and had fun in the water so far... I've been really busy with a project-to-be-revealed soon, so check my blog around Tuesday! :)

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

So good to see you again. I knew you must be very busy. Those pictures were such a blessing and joy to see. Holding all of you up in prayer!

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

So good to see you back, and to hear that your mother is doing better! I've been praying!

Tori said...

I was just thinking about glad you posted.

Beutiful photos. Oh btw, you look just like your Dad.

Glad your back!!

Christian Homekeeper said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos!


Melody said...

Christina, it's good to see you posting again.

Thanks for posting that picture of the three crosses. We drive 800 miles north to go visit my family, and see many of those crosses along the way. What a wonderful reminder of what Christ has done for us!

I also can't believe how big and grown up your children are getting. Wow.

Glad you're back!

Deborah said...

You got some beautiful pictures! Good to see you back.

Cat said...

Good to see you posting! I took my four the opposite direction, 1700 miles south to Florida to visit my parents, and when we got back you were off! Glad you were somewhere visiting family and having a good time, and that your mom is doing better. As always, love the pictures!

Marci said...

I'm glad you are home safe and sound. You must have been way up in New England to travel that many miles. It looks like the weather was nice for you as well.

I am glad your Mom is doing better.

Dawn said...

It was good to see your post today as I was going through blogs :-)

Your pictures are great dear one!

I am glad you got to spend time with your family even though I wish it was better circumstances. Thankfully it's good to know your mama is recovering.

Summer blessings from your fellow military wife,


PlainJane said...

Glad you are back safe & sound and that you were able to be there for your mom & visit family too. I'm sure you all were such a blessing! I will continue to pray for your mom. Have a blessed weekend!

Nikki said...

You've been missed around blogland. Looks like you all had a great time. The pictures are breathtaking. The beauties God created are just beautiful.

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

Great pictures so many beautiful sites on your trip! Praying for your family as you are apart from your husband, also praying for your mom as she recovers.

Have a wonderful evening.

MrsMelody said...

Beautiful pictures. Glad to hear your Mom is doing better. Praying for her. We are on the road on the way to our new duty station. Next stop on what I call the adventure of our life. :)


Mrs. Taft said...

I don't know if you'll be around, but I'm hosting a giveaway tomorrow, and I didn't want you to miss out! Check back if you're interested!


Christina, I am so glad to hear from you again. So good to hear your Mom is improving and I am sure she is very happy to have you and your children with her.

The picture were picture perfect. I love the mountians, the birds, the water, most of all the picture of your family. It was a blessing to see your children and also others of your family. Praying for your safe return home. connie from Texas

Lisa said...

I am glad to hear your Mom is improving. Your pictures were very lovely!Enjoy your summer.

Sis. Julie said...

Beautiful pictures and I'm so glad to hear your momma is doing well. I'm also glad you are enjoying your time there. Thank you for sharing a bit of your trip with us. May the Lord strengthen you as you take care of your momma.

A Note From Theresa said...

Praying your mother gets well soon. Love the pictures.


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