And it only gets better....
Back before the photo shoot, my husband was notified that he was on suspension pending termination. He was a Well Tender for a gas company. As each day went by, we hoped. But days turned into weeks and on the 17th day, he was finally notified that they were letting him go after 16 years. It all happened out of the blue and sure has rocked our world. So please pray for us. Life without medical coverage is something that we cannot afford. We had 8 and half more years to pay on our home and we would be free! We do not use credit, live with cash from day to day with our family of 4. Somehow we've managed to make it this far in life without credit and it sure has felt good to not have things looming over our heads other than our home. A road ahead lies before us with the uncertainty of what will happen. But one thing I do know is that we are together and will stay focused on God. Without Him, we'd be a hot mess.
As I was scrolling through Instagram, I saw this. My mouth dropped and thought "what"....then I saw that Miss Mustard Seed had posted a shot she captured of our home during the photo shoot. Isn't it gorgeous?!
The day my husband was notified, a dear sweet friend had sent me this adorable chintz tea set. Wasn't that just the sweetest? It's like she knew....
And as I looked out of our kitchen window, I saw the sun peeking through the trees as it settled in for the day. A sweet reminder that God is always there.
The very next day, we celebrated my Mom's birthday. She has really been through some hard times too lately with losing her husband to cancer. We really wanted to make her day a special one.
God knows I love my mom and wouldn't know how to act not having her. So I am cherishing every moment we have since life has some crazy turns when we least expect it.
She simply gets more lovely and beautiful each year!
That evening, my sweetie and I were out in the yard. The sky was absolutely gorgeous! I ran and grabbed my camera and then proceeded to take a million shots. The colors were just gorgeous! I always am amazed at God's beauty in this world...what He created and allows us to see each day is just wonderful!
And our home He blessed us with is something that I do not want to lose. We've worked hard for every bit of it! We aren't into vacations, jewelry, cars or riches....we love being home with our family and feeling love.
As usual, I always turn to making something good to eat to make the day a bit better. I found this recipe on Facebook and made my own rendition. I am really bad about not following directions. Let me say, these cookies are the bomb! With having to eat gluten free, there isn't a lot out there to eat when it comes to sweets since everything has flour in it. We love our sweets after dinner, so when I found this and knowing how we love coconut, well, I had to make them! My youngest daughter and I had chocolate all around our mouths and on our fingers after they came out of the oven. Chasing them down with milk made us laugh as we saw how much we were enjoying them!
So that's it for now. Thanks for following me. I am in the process of trying to figure out how to transfer my blog to Word Press. I did buy my domain name though with the help from a sweet blogging friend. I am excited about this new adventure and a little nervous too on how I am going to do it, lol. I am not too tech savvy! Of course I am going to figure out how to do it myself since we are now on a very tight budget. I don't have the luxury to have someone else do it for me. Really wish I did though, lol!
I hope you guys have a blessed upcoming week! Please remember us in prayer..... I thank you from the bottom of my heart!