Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Just a note!

We made this Apple Streusel Tart! The girls did the top by themselves! Pretty!

Hello sweet ladies,

Life has changed! I feel like a part of me is numb. I know that sounds silly, and maybe it is, but I am learning a new way of living. So much of my time is in a building, no sunshine like what I have been used to. I don't want to sound like I am ungrateful for what the Lord has done for our family. I am. It is just that it is all so different. We love our bosses and our fellow workers. Each one of them are so kind and accommodating in teaching us what we need to learn. The ladies are so sweet with our girls. We are learning tons of new things and are getting to cook things that we have never cooked before. That part has been real fun.

I am going to be more sensitive to Momma's that go out each day to work when they would rather be with their children. I am meeting single Momma's who have no way to live, without going out and working. There is a lot of hurt out there and I am getting to love on some of them. So are my girls. Our prayer is that God would make us a witness to those that need a hug. One lady was not being kind to another older man in front of me. She doesn't work in our department. I thought, she must have some major hurt to talk so unkind. Later on I was in the other part of the kitchen. She was telling another lady that today was really hard. I said, nicely what is so hard. She said she had buried her husband during the month of August and every year it is always hard. I hugged her and she cried. My heart ached for her. I told her I would be praying. She was thankful........... I understand now why she was being unkind.

The party is coming to an end and I want to thank every one of you who signed up and shared about it on your blog. You have made it so special and I have loved your answers on what you wanted for CHRISTmas. Very heart warming notes.

I will go to work without the girls tomorrow. That will be hard. We did have a good day all of us in the kitchen today! They worked so hard and got lots of things done to help for tomorrow and Friday. We made some pretty things today. That part was very fun! Well, I am off to bed. Morning comes fast.

You have a very special place in my heart!!!!!!! Philippians 1:7


I woke up this morning to a fellow bloggers new post. This is what she quoted.

"Take the hardest thing in your life--the place of difficulty, outward or inward, and expect God to triumph gloriously in that very spot. Just there He can bring your soul into blossom.

~Lilias Trotter

If you read this Sharon, thank you for putting this up. It blessed our hearts.

Welcome New Followers!


Hugs from our farm, you are all so precious!



  1. it will get better Linda, I know because I've been there myself. Just remember it's not forever it's just a season in your life. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow.

    Blessings Gail

  2. I also feel so blessed to be able to stay at home. I feel for those who must go out each day to a job, especially those who have to leave their little ones in daycare. How heart wrenching!

    Your girls made a beautiful top for that streusel!

  3. I am so glad that quote was a blessing to you this morning! As soon as I read it, it encouraged my heart as well. Praying for you today!

    Hugs & blessings,

  4. That is a wonderful quote! Right now, you are probably feeling that you need to be two people, right? :) I sympathize, my friend!! Prayers that a good routine sets in soon, and that you will have a wonderful, restful weekend (restful?? what is that?? lol!). (Sent you a note!! You're a rare treasure, you know! :)) -Tammy

  5. Linda, thanks for a good reminder to love the unlovely! Hope the rest of your week is blessed at your new "mission field" and you can spend lots of time outdoors this weekend.

  6. Linda -

    I wanted to encourage you with a post I did on my blog. The story is about you. You are an inspiration! Keep smiling for Jesus!

  7. I was so blessed to get to stay at home with my little ones when they were small. I loved it. For the most of my life I have been a SAHM/SAHW and wouldn't have traded it for nothing. Lately I have been in the workforce and even though no one is at home anymore, that is where I ALWAYS long to be.

    And thanks for the reminder, as Amy said, to love the unlovely. I know there are days that I am not "lovely" in my actions, and a kind word or hug goes a long way.


  8. Oh LInda..I know you will be such a blessing to your co-workers just as you've told us already and the fact that you realize this is so important!

    xoxo Gert

  9. What a blessing to be able to minister to that woman today. You were in God's place at God's time today. As a former single mama, I understand how hard it can be. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

  10. Linda,

    Thank you for sharing your life with us, and for the quote from Lillias Trotter. I needed that today. I know these are difficult days for you. I pray you'll soon adapt to the schedule and will continue to shine for Him!

    I do feel for those moms who want to be at home and can't. God has put a desire to build a home within our hearts, hasn't He?


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