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Friday, August 26, 2011

Summer Turns To Autumn, Quickly !

Mount Rainier, seen from Alder Lake. We see this amazing and awesome ( in the true meaning of the word) view from many perspectives all around our home and as we travel to town to shop, or drive practically anywhere. It becomes very easy to take this view for granted, but I don't. To see this mountain and the surrounding country-side only makes me cry for the beauty and ponder the God, my God, who has created it. To me, more precious than the beauty of the mountain, 3 of my granddaughters sitting on the dock of Alder Lake gazing out at the lake and mountain. God Himself considers the little ones precious. I hope in this busy time, this summer time, you too have time to ponder and give thanks to God for His gift of a beautiful and awesome creation...the amazing forests, oceans, deserts, mountains, and even simple meadows and flowers in your own backyards. Even more precious, the children God has blessed you with, be they your own children, grand-children, nieces & nephews, or little ones God has placed in your lives who need an appreciative voice, a caring voice, someone who will love them and pray for them no matter what. "Do you not know, have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired, His understanding is inscrutable, He gives strength to the weary..." Isaiah 40:28,29 This summer has been one of great joy, but also much busy-ness and activity.Balancing home duties, caring for my animals , crafting with my wool to provide weavings and rugs for upcoming bazaars, and remembering to take time to actually enjoy my family , especially my grandchildren, before they grow up so very quickly, as quickly as my children did...well,this has left me little time to blog.My head is swimming with things to write, and the urge to write has been bubbling up within me. My body though is screaming "SLEEP!". So, the flesh is weary and giving in to sleep which enables me to wake up and enjoy another wondrous day with grandchildren who will grow up too quickly. Summer is coming to an end, the granddaughters will return home and to school. Already the scent of autumn is in the air, the leaves are turning red and yellow. My favorite season is so close and as summer quickly turns into fall I will miss the 4 little girls who giggled and laughed and kept me and the washer & dryer humming all summer long as they spent their summer here on Cedar Pond.

16 comments:

Timi said...

You live in such a beautiful place!!!
That lake is fantastic!!!
I love the last photo! Your granddaughters are very lovely :o)!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy, You truly live in a gorgeous setting. I'm so happy that the granddaughters have been able to visit with you. I have enjoyed the pics you have shared of the precious times shared with them. Thank you Lord for answered prayers.

Mrs. M. Lane

goatpod2 said...

Lovely!

Blessings,

Amy

Pondside said...

On a day with a particular kind of light we also see Mt Rainier up here.
It sounds like you've had a delightful summer!

Dolores said...

The mountain, trees and lake are so beautiful!!!! Each part of our world is so magnificent, in a different way.......I never tire of looking at the beauty our Great Creator gave for us to take care of and enjoy.

Your granddaughters are so precious.....another great gift!!

Debbie said...

What a wonderful summer you must have had! I've been watching your blog and the fun you've had. Those little girls have had a summer full of unimaginable fun and lessons for a lifetime. Bet they're already looking forward to returning! I imagine you will be quite distraught without the company when you catch up on your rest. :D
Deb

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Kathy, this was the sweetest post. You will miss them so much! Living in the great Pacific Northwest makes it easy to thank the Lord for the beauty that He has blessed us with. I do understand what you mean by calling it truly awesome.

Can't wait to see some pictures of your weaving.

Kathy M.

Daisy said...

Your pictures are beautiful, Kathy, and so is the place you call home. This is a very precious time. Enjoy it as much as you can. :-)

Southern Comfort said...

precious way to spend your summer-amazing place to live-wonderful family....

commoncents said...

Thank You for posting this! I always learn something at your blog!

Steve
Common Cents
http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

LindaSueBuhl said...

Wonderful - the blessings we are given so freely by our Abba Father - He lavishly displays beauty for us AND gives us one another to love - ain't life grand? Enjoy your coming autumn - we are simply praying for rain.

Patti said...

Thank you for your visit to my blog this week.

This is a lovely post, with lovely photos. Truly your words are SO true. Children grow up so quickly! I absolutely cannot believe my kids are now 19 and 21. Seems like just yesterday they were little...and I was wanting them to grow up so I could have some time to myself.

Now, they're grown up, no longer in need of hands-on mothering, and if I could, I would turn the clock back in a heartbeat. I would enjoy them more and not be in such a rush for time to myself.

So, enjoy those grandchildren to your heart's content...the blog world will always be here when you have the time.

Blessings,
Patti

PeregrineBlue said...

what a beautiful place for the grandchildren to be. i'm sure, in spite of the exertion you put into the summer, you will miss them terribly once they are gone.
sweet hugs to you kathy.

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

What a beautiful view across that lake!!! Looks just a little bit like Heaven to me! So glad you had the opportunity to be with your granddaughters. I'm sure they feel the same way, too. And thank you for your comments on my blog. I appreciate you and your thoughts so very much!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

How beautiful a sight to lay your eyes upon daily. Other than the airport, I've never been to Washington State but Dave tells me "that counts" so I can say I've been in all fifty states. -smile-
Kathy, having the grands this summer has made memories, for all, that will last into eternity.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

How breath taking! Love your post on this! blessings,Kathleen