Hello sweet blog family,
Our story continues to unfold. This is one of my favorite times of the day, when someone adds to the life of Sarah. We need a name for the story,
Would love for you to come and write with us over at "Will You Help Me Write A Story?" Click. and leave a comment with your addition to the story if you like. If you have already written......... come back and write again!!!! Also don't forget to read the story. It is turning out very sweet and I love all that you ladies have added.
It was such a busy morning yesterday. It was our first day for orientation. We made sure we looked nice and wanted to be early for the first time. Grandma Jo, said when you went to town you needed to look nice. Sweet memory. We got their at 8:45, our meeting was at 9:00 so we thought. We found out that the meeting was not until 10. Okay............so lets go see Momma and Miss Clarice. Momma was adorable in her pink headband and pearls. I love how the ladies at the manor are making her look so sweet with her necklace and hairbands. Makes my day! They were both doing well. I told Miss Clarice that she was in our story and that she was a fabric shop owner. She giggled with delight at that. Made her feel a little special I think. Older people need to be loved, even if some are not lovable. I know now, because I met a lady at the school that had nothing nice say. I think she is going to be the one I am going to love on the most. Have any ideas of what I can do? She must have had some hurts in her life to be so grumpy. Maybe it was just a grumpy day for her and another day will be better. We had a step Grandma in Phil's family that was quite harsh and abrupt. I loved that lady so much. She ended up loving me also. I remember when she crocheted me a blanket. She literly threw it at me. Said, Here I made this for you." I was totally shocked. Ya know, I kept doing little things to bless her life and she ended up being the sweetest lady to me. My children were taught to call her Grandma even thought she was the step grandma. She loved them. I think it gave her purpose. Phil couldn't believe it, because she was always kind of.......not nice, but she started to be more kind as we gave her honor. Do you have someone in your life like that? I think we all do. God usually uses them to change us. Smile!
We made it to the meeting yesterday 15 minutes early. There were lots of ladies and a few men. Some of these ladies had worked there for 15, 18, some only 3 years. It was obvious by some of the language, that this was going to be different. It finally hit me that we were going to be in a different world. Not in my home as I have been for 36 years of marriage. I can't begin to tell you how I think this might be harder than I thought. One thing I am so grateful for is that I will still be with our girls off by ourselves. I am realizing how much I love what God designed and that is the family. We sat at the table and all the information that we were hearing was a bit overwhelming. We signed so many papers, that I felt like my life was being signed away. The company we work for sounds almost to good to be true. We will have benefits that we have never had. Then Quintin (one of our bosses) said that there were 700 plus students signed up for college. SEVEN HUNDRED STUDENTS! Okay, by this time I am PANICED! Keep calm, Linda. I was reminded of the scripture, So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10. I can tell you I will be holding on to this verse. I will make up a card for our work area and keep it close to my heart! This will be different for sure, but our family knows without a doubt, the Lord has a plan and the road is straight for our family. We will walk right behind Him, one step at a time. We have asked Him to make a way for us. This is part of it........ we are sure. For the first time we will be leaving our farm every day to go out and make a living. I have always been a stay at home mom and have loved every minute of it. I loved having my children around me and pouring everything I had into their lives. One thing I am so grateful for is God is letting us go together. What of are the odds of that happening? It is only because we have asked Him to ordain our life. We are on an unknown journey........at least we can be together. Father," I am so thankful you are my keeper of my family."
This is what we came home to. I know I am one of the most blessed Mommy's out there. It was so num! Tressy had made barbecue spareribs. We don't usually have this, but we found a large package for $4.95. She made up her own sauce and it was delicious. She cooked rice, fresh steamed green beans and a yellow squash dish she makes with almonds and parmesan cheese. She is such a good little cook, going to make some man happy someday!
We went to pick up our van that Lloyd our friend said was fixed. It was only a little wire that was out of place. The sad thing is that the girls car is dead. It was a fantastic little car for them and when we called home to tell the girls they were so sad. Now when we so badly need two cars. Hmmmm...... Father, here we are again! We will wait and see what He will provide. Life is hard isn't it. Just when you think you might be getting ahead a little bit. Life happens. We are praying. The girls will be making good money, so they will be buying the next one. That will be good for them.
My email for our blog always goes out at 1 every day. I was so hoping to get a party going this morning, but it is not going to happen. I will have it ready by the afternoon........ so check in later in the day if you would like to be a part! I have so been trying to do this forever it seems...... and today is the day. Can't wait! I think you will like!!!!!!
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Going to be making pickles, putting up some more tomatoes and cleaning around the house today. We want to be organized before next Monday for our first day at work (what ever that is) . All the football players are going to be back. I think this is going to be interesting............. ladies............Lord make us a blessing!!!!!!!!!! Smile! Pray for strength for us please. I am usually a busy bee most of the time, but I think it is different when you are at home. Now we will be going out and using a lot of energy.......... I get a little scared .............I have to admit. Trusting though myself with HIM!!!!!!!! Smiling. Maybe this won't have to be forever?!!!?
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Blessings and hugs from our little farm,