Thursday, December 26, 2013

The View From the Bed

My favorite view in my home is the view from the bed.  Each night when I climb into bed to read for awhile before I sleep, I first stop and take in the view. 

The copper dry sink belonged to my grandmother, and when my step-father went into the assisted living Alzheimer's home, I brought this treasured piece of furniture home as it was too big for his room.

When I take in the view, I see all of the things I treasure most.  Favorite pictures of family and friends from long ago who no longer exist in this physical world of ours.  Favorite books - the kind you recommend but do not lend.  Wonderful treasures made by treasured friends.  Somehow being surrounded by these things and seeing them before I sleep, comforts my soul.  It reminds me of how lucky I am - what a beautiful and good life God has given me.  It reminds me of who to pray for when I say my prayers. 

Why not make yourself a little comfort corner in your home - it can be a place of peace.  May you have many blessings in the new year.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

My sweet mother-in-law passed today at the age of 93 - Mable Jean Cooper.

She went to join her beloved husband, John, on his birthday.  Bet he loved his gift today in heaven!
Please keep Mr. Whimsey in your prayers this week as he travels to Pennsylvania for her funeral.