Saturday, December 22, 2012

God Was With US!

Good Morning sweet ladies,

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 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 !!!!!!! 


  1. I am glad that your faith is so strong and that your sweet mama is with the Lord today, and you know that!! It must still be a hard thing to experience. It's been just a little over a year since my sweet mama passed away, and it's still hard, but you inspire me to realize that she is with the Lord, which I know she is, but it gives a new meaning to me hearing you say that!! God bless you through the holidays and always. In everything, give thanks, GrandmaSoucie

  2. We who BELIEVE have a great thing to look forward to!! Merry Christmas to you and your family and may you have a blessed time at home.♥♫

  3. Sweet words from you today. You have such a good spirit.

    Merry CHRISTmas!!!!

  4. It is such a blessing to read your posts even if I don't come and comment on them. Thank you so much for sharing with us. Have a blessed CHRISTmas on the farm with your family. Donna

  5. Oh my sweet Linda...what a beautiful post. It is so wonderful to have such faith and to believe with all your heart that your Momma is spending CHRISTmas this year! I know how much peace we have knowing that... And what a blessing to have your grandchildren and family close by for love and support.

    Please know your in my thoughts and prayers...


  6. I always love your full of faith and such expression of love and blessing to each of us. May you and yours be blessed with comfort in the arms of each other, comfort in the love of friends and family and joy as you celebrate the birth of Jesus. I pray you rest in the Rest of Christmas..right in the center of His Love for you...xx Beth

  7. I'm finding out that the closer you are to the Lord, the sooner you are comforted by His Love. I thought I would fall apart at Delainey's death, but I do have Joy in my heart, because Jesus is there. I miss her. I think about her a lot. I'm sometimes impatient to see her again in Heaven. But while I am still here, I will do what God has planned for me. Just like you!

  8. Linda, your picture of the star cross is absolutely awesome, and what a perfect time for you to capture it! From Jesus, meant to be!
    What a sweet service you had for your mother.
    Blessings and prayers to you.
    Carol J

  9. Merry CHRISTmas to you and your family and all those 2 & 4legged babies too.. ;)


  10. God can be such a comforter...and He certainly sent you signs of His love...the 'star' in your photo..the little children,reminding you that life does continue, and what joy they can bring...I firmly believe your Mother is watching from heaven...very pleased.
    Merry Christmas

  11. I know you don't know me, but I'm sending you a cyber hug. I can only imagine how difficult this time must be for you. May you continue to feel God's comforting grace. ~Blessings, Nancy

  12. "Emmanuel! He never left us...and He never will." Those are words to a Christmas song I've been hearing this year. It's such truth and set in a beautiful melody.

    May God continue to comfort & strengthen your heart, Linda.

  13. The post is lovely, as always. I wonder if I might ask fellow readers/followers to pray for one of my sons? I don't want to go into detail, but he is experiencing what I believe is a hard-pitched Satanic attack. He is a believer, but his mental/emotional state seems very perilous right now. Our family gathered around him yesterday to hold hands and pray for/with him, but he needs all spiritual support he can get!


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