Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Meet My Little Peeps

Over the years I have ordered day old chicks from the local feed store or coop.
This year I had been looking on different web pages of places that sell chicks and discovered it is quite expensive to only order a few chicks...shipping costs are high on small orders.

In trying to decide what to do (need new laying hens) I met a friends neighbor who has banty chickens, they were so pretty!  My friend offered me the use of her incubator and her neighbor gave me banty eggs along with another friend who 
gave me some regular hen eggs. So thankful for old and new friends!

This was my first time ever incubating eggs...I have never had the type of hens that go brood either... it was so exciting to watch them hatch out. 
Ended up with eleven banties and five of the larger chicks.





 It is so fun listening to them peeping!



Now hoping I have some hens in the bunch!!

A fun sign of SPRING... in our not so spring like weather! 
This past weekend we received 28.5 inches of snow and blowing.  
Starting tomorrow and next week the forecast is 50 and upper 60...YAH
 
Joyfully
~Cheryl~
 



Thursday, April 5, 2018

Fruit Salad & Mom's China

Made a delicious fruit salad for Easter dinner that I had seen at  "Home is Where the Boat Is" 
 I will be using the dressing on fresh fruits this summer...it has just the right amount of sweetness and a hint of vanilla




You can find Mary's recipe here


 The Easter table was set with my mom's china, a sweet remembrance
of her. I have always loved this china, This was a set that was sold when you bought groceries back in the 70's.


Today my beloved and I would have celebrated our 43rd anniversary, So many precious memories!


My sweet daughter gave me roses today, she said dad would want you to have flowers. Both our kids have been such a blessing during this time, taking such good care of me while processing their own grief in losing their dad.  God is so good!

~ Cheryl ~
























 


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Resurrection Sunday


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The Holy City

 Last night I lay a-sleeping
There came a dream so fair,
I stood in old Jerusalem
Beside the temple there.
I heard the children singing,
And ever as they sang,
Me thought the voice of angels
From heaven in answer rang.

Jerusalem! Jerusalem!
Lift up your gates and sing,
Hosanna in the highest!
Hosanna to your King!

And then me thought my dream was changed,
The streets no longer rang,
Hushed were the glad Hosannas
The little children sang.
The sun grew dark with mystery,
The morn was cold and chill,
As the shadow of a cross arose
Upon a lonely hill.

Jerusalem! Jerusalem!
Hark! How the angels sing,
Hosanna in the highest!
Hosanna to your King!

And once again the scene was changed;
New earth there seemed to be;
I saw the Holy City
Beside the tideless sea;
The light of God was on its streets,
The gates were open wide,
And all who would might enter,
And no one was denied.
No need of moon or stars by night,
Or sun to shine by day;
It was the new Jerusalem
That would not pass away.

Jerusalem! Jerusalem!
Sing for the night is o'er!
Hosanna in the highest!
Hosanna for evermore!

My late beloved has sang this song at church on Easter.

"As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives,
 and at the last He will take His stand on earth."
Job 19:25

Easter Blessings
~Cheryl~

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Tulips

We have had a couple of days of spring weather this week.  I am anxiously waiting for my tulips and other flowers to be in bloom.
Starting to see the tulips peaking out of the ground.


While I am waiting for the tulips to bloom outside,
creating a little spring inside.


 ~Cheryl~



Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Devotional


I have been reading a devotional for widows called,
Hope for an Aching Heart
by
Margaret Nyman

This devotional has been so helpful in the grieving proscess after losing a loved one.  She is so open about the things that she went through after losing her husband 6 weeks after his diagnoses of cancer.


The Lord has blessed me so with this devotional.


Easter cupcakes
My church  has a worship service each Sunday afternoon at an assisted living home in town.  I have been going each week and visiting ladies that come to the services.  It has been such a blessing to me.  I go to be blessing to these ladies and each time I come away thanking the Lord for the way He has blessed me with just what I need each time from these precious elderly ladies.

  I am slowly adjusting to my new role as a widow, God is leading me day by day.

God Leads Us Along
In shady, green pastures, so rich and so sweet
God leads His dear children along
Where the water’s cool flow bathes the weary one’s feet
God leads His dear children along
 
Some through the waters, some through the flood
Some through the fire, but all through the blood
Some through great sorrow, but God gives a song
In the night season and all the day long
 
Sometimes on the mount where the sun shines so bright
God leads His dear children along
Sometimes in the valley, in darkest of night
God leads His dear children along
 
Though sorrows befall us and evils oppose
God leads His dear children along
Through grace we can conquer, defeat all our foes
God leads His dear children along
 
Away from the mire, and away from the clay
God leads His dear children along
Away up in glory, eternity’s day
God leads His dear children along


~Cheryl~

Friday, January 12, 2018

Safe In The Arms of Jesus




On December 4, 2017 God called my precious husband home.
I am so thankful for the 42 years God allowed us to be together.  
Bob was such a caring, loving, Godly man. I was truly blessed!

It is an adjustment and I miss him dearly, but I know God is in control and He will see our family through this time.

God allowed us to have this past summer and fall together as Bob was put on disability as soon as he was diagnosed with cancer.  I am so thankful for those days together.  

Things seemed to be going pretty good, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving (Bob's favorite holiday) that Sunday Bob started getting headaches again.  On Monday they did and MRI and found that the cancer on the brain was growing and spreading fast.  By the following Monday he was gone.

I will not pretend that it isn't hard, but my hope is in the Lord. My dear husband is singing and praising his Savior.  I look forward to the day I will join him in heaven, until then I will carry on and serve my Lord!

Blessings,
Cheryl 




Saturday, May 20, 2017

I can do all things through Christ

On May 1st we took my husband Bob into the emergency room for a headache that he had been having for about 3 weeks.  That morning he just couldn't go to work and decided he needed to go in and see what was going on.

After doing a CT scan they found multiple spots on the brain, after more testing they also found spots on the lungs.  After the biopsy he was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma.  The doctors have been very encouraging about the treatments that are now available for this type of cancer.  We just finished the radiation on the brain and on June 1st we will find out the next phase of treatment.

There have been so many blessings already in this new journey.  At first they told us he had lung cancer that had spread to the brain, the doctor was very surprised to find out what it really was and said this is much more treatable.  Bob has no neurological problems that you normally see with this many tumors, God has placed them all in areas that haven't affected anything other than the headaches.  He is in very good health other than this now which is a huge plus for him.  We have also seen blessings with help because Bob has not worked at all this month and we are not sure when he will be able to go back to work, he is the only income for us, but God has provided in so many ways. Each day we see new blessings.

We are praying that the Lord will use the new treatments to heal Bob of this and that we will be a testimony to each person we meet along this journey.  We would appreciate your prayers as we walk through this.

The Lord will fight for you;
You only need to be still. Exodus 14:14

~Cheryl~