You may wonder why in my salutation I always say "sweet ladies", the reason is..... I want you to know what you mean to me here at Prairie Flower Farm. I feel as each lady that comes they need to know that they are treasured. You may never write....or ever say anything to me, but by the numbers that come each day I know many have been here. Even if you only read the salutation and that is where you stop, you will know that I think you are someone special. The dictionary meaning when you are talking of a person says.....pleasant, kind, thoughtful, charming and endearing. That is what I think each time I see someone has visited my blog.......who has come sort of to my HOME. It is like you come and read my daily recorded journalings. What goes on at our HOME, farm, mission place (the college), my family, whatever the Lord lays on my heart for that day. Mostly I want to encourage ladies to think about how the Lord sees them. One word.....Precious! So... if you ever wondered why it is the same thing......that is why. Wink and Hugs!
Yesterday when we left the farm I loved seeing all the snow on the fields....what a special day to say my good byes to my sweet Momma.
When I took this pic....I did not notice the star until I put it up on fbook. Do you see how it looks like a cross? Just another one of those little blessings.
This morning the farm was quiet except for the clucking of the hens and the roosters welcoming the day! I feel like today is the first day of our vacation. The last two passed by so quickly! I have Joy in my heart! CHRISTmas time is almost here and I am getting the farm ready for Celebration for My Jesus!
As we sat at the grave site they gave us each a blanket to put around us because the day was cold, I was thankful it was not bitter. That one act of kindness was such a comfort to myself. I know a simple "thing", but I love the simple! Food was given for our family so I didn't have to think.......so appreciated!
I wanted to journal a little about yesterday. The service was beautiful. My sweet man read the scriptures and sweet things he said to my Momma on her last day here on earth. To have a husband who honored my Mom was a gift I will treasure in my heart forever. Never was there the "Mother in law" stuff that is so flippantly said in the world......he may not have always agreed with her but there was respect for her position in our family. She was "Mother in Love" to him and it was lived out yesterday to all our precious children and grandchildren. When Pastor Wayne started to read scripture in Matthew 1. I thought he was going to say my absolute favorite verse which hangs on our wall every CHRISTmas!
Instead he read Matthew 1:22, 23.
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”
(which means “God with us”).
Jesus is the Greek form of Joshua, Joshua means the LORD saves.
The message was so beautiful. The focus was on our Momma's Lord and that is what she would have wanted.
When we were sitting at the cemetery I was looking at the casket with our littlest grandson Reid (my maiden name) sitting close to me on his Poppa's lap. A comfort! It was time to bow our heads and pray.......God spoke to my heart ladies. He has said, I am the Father to the fatherless, I am your Father......I knew I was not alone. I had the God of the Universe who said He was my Father! My Abba, (Daddy) What a precious CHRISTmas gift. I think that my CHRISTmas this year will be the most memorable. Momma is getting to share her CHRISTmas with the very ONE we celebrate each year! She is a blessed lady.....received by the one who paid for her sins all those years ago. Now she will live her life out eternally with Him!
After we came back to the farm........ life picked up as normal, V and Reid went out to make a snowman. I will be busy caring for those the Lord has entrusted in my care. It will be okay.....Momma will be missed, but she is so happy!
Thank you for being such a blessing, sweet pleasant, kind, thoughtful, charming and endearing ladies !!!!!!!