Saturday, August 29, 2009

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Our trip to Birmingham was full of things that fed our souls:

Beautiful flowers and plants...


Wonderful stores to tempt our credit cards...


Enjoying the colors and decor as the seasons begin to change...


OK...so maybe it wasn't just our souls getting fed...


A visit with a son and a nephew...


Watching the wildlife along the busy highway !!??!!


Playing with the merchandise in the stores...


She always copies me!!! :)...


Admiring the beautiful sunset as we travelled back to our motel...


This did NOT feed our souls or give us reason to smile. Our keys would not work...someone let us into the first door, but when we made it up to the room with our 'spoils of the day'...it wouldn't work there either. So we called the desk, and waited until they keyed a new card and brought it up to us. We were too tired to go back down and get it. And, as you can see, I was too tired even to stand! PLUS, our cheesecake was getting hot!!!


On the way back to Dothan, we stopped at a wonderful fruit and produce market. Everything was so fresh and yummy looking. I bought peaches, fresh peas (already shelled), little red new potatoes,and fresh tomatoes.


They even have a store inside that sells fresh, home made ice cream.


As we entered the Dothan City limits, Joy said,"LOOK!" And there was the most beautiful rainbow. The sky was still dark from the rain that had been falling, and the clouds were heavy. This was one of the few rainbows that I have actually seen in a complete arc. It went in and out of the clouds, but it was easy to see the arc.

Joy said it was a perfect ending to our trip. And, indeed it was. I always remember what I have taught children for years and years...'a rainbow is a sign that God always keeps His promises'. And, He does. He promises that we will be comforted. He promises that we will have peace. He promises that after grief, we will laugh again. He promises to guide us, to teach us, and to give us rest. He does this and so much more. I am not a great Bible scholar, but I know what I know. And, as sure as I am sitting on my couch writing to you now, I KNOW He will keep His promises. I would stake my life on it...and in fact, I have. Because He promises He will take us to live with Him in Heaven if we make Him Lord of our life and accept Him as our Savior. My Mom believed it, my sister believes it, and so do I.
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EDITED TO ADD: Adam's surgery went well. They were able to remove the cataract and the lens and replaced it. It seems to be healing well and he is able to put a contact in. There is a danger of the retina detaching again...so we are praying hard that God will heal his eyes, so he can be about his life. Thank you for your concern and prayers.

7 comments:

Melissa said...

So glad you had such a great trip. Sounds like it was just what you needed. (And I have to say, it looks like a lot more fun than my first week at school!) Still sending prayers your way!

Just Breathe said...

Thank you for sharing the pictures of your trip. Love the rainbow.
Praying for Adam.

Love Being a Nonny said...

What does it mean when you have to use a luggage cart for your shopping bags? You don't have to answer that one! Glad you had a great time.

GREAT news about Adam. I will continue to keep him on my prayer list.

LivingTheLife said...

Love all the pics...especially the rainbow...it was God's gift to you and Joy. Also, I have a sister, too...and she ALWAYS copies me! LOL...We're just such trend-setters that they can't help themselves.

Glad to know Adam's surgery was a success...I will continue to keep him and his complete healing in my prayers.

Blessings...
Teresa

Kat said...

Wonderful news about Adam. Praise God!

Looks like you and Joy did it all! Cheesecake too!

Hugs!
Kat

marychristina said...

Always an inspiration and a blessing, you are, whether healthy or sick, happy or sad, at home or out shopping....

andi said...

AWESOME~love you!