Monday, February 1, 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook - February 1st

FOR TODAY... Annette's Daybook

Outside my window...overcast with a beautiful breeze blowing which should keep the temps down
I am thinking...I can't believe that it is February already
I am thankful for... wonderful friends
I am wearing...bright pink top with short sleeves and comfy shorts
I am remembering...the beautiful day that my girlfriend and I had yesterday
I am going... to be home most of the week
I am currently reading...Israel, My Beloved - Kay Arthur
I am hoping... to feel less tired tomorrow
On my mind... what does the Lord want me to do
Wishing that...I had a sense of smell so I can smell the wafting cooking odours coming from the kitchen
I am praying that....... as a family we can get through the next 10 weeks which is going to be extremely difficult and I will have to trust God with absolutely everying.
Pondering these words... "Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him..." Job 13:15
From the kitchen... Vegerarian gluten Roast cooling
Around the house...need to do the ironing
I am creating......a cross stitch called Five Snowmen
One of my favorite things~ listening to the ocean while stitching. There is something so soothing about hearing the waves crashing on the shore

From my picture journal...
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Precious Children

Last night on ABC's "Australian Story" there was a story about a beautiful girl who took her own life. You can click on the link above and read her story. It was such a sad story and made me cry and cry.

It took me back to the time when my DD (in the picture) was a teenager at high school and she came to me and talked about suicide. I didn't know how to handle it at all and it really scared me. I took her to the Drs. who then referred her to a Counciller.

Thankfully we got through it and she is now graduating from University at the end of this year as a Primary Teacher with Honours.

I felt the pain of the mother on Australian Story and how hard it must be for them to lose someone who was so full of life who had her whole life ahead of her.

I only had a visit from my DD last night and it was wonderful seeing her and talking things over with her, her dreams and what she wants to do. She and her partner are heading out to Peru next year and they will be gone for 3 years so each moment spent with her is a precious
memory to hold and cherish. I am so proud of the way she has turned out - so caring of others and the passion she has for teaching young children. Darling I love you so much.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Silence & Noise

I thought I would start a blog mainly about the day to day events in my life. My thoughts, feelings and just every day things.

We live within walking distance to the local Supermarket and as I was walking there a car went past with music so loud that the young person driving the car would be oblivious to any emergency vehicles. He had the windows rolled down and the nosie followed him like a living thing.

A little further on there was a work vehicle parked on a vacant block with music so loud it could be heard long before it was seen. There were 2 workmen erecting a fence around the peremiters.

It made me think why do most people find silence so hard to deal with. Are we afraid of silence?
Are we afraid of what thoughts might come crowding into our brain if we stop to listen!
Will the silence tell us things that we don't want to hear? There are so few chances in life to enjoy silence.
I love the silence of the house in the morning. Knowing that I am the only one awake that I can sip my coffee and hear the ocean breaking in the distance. I love the silence while I stitch - just enjoying the soothing motion of pulling the needle through the fabric - running my fingers over my stitching and marvelling at the creation of it all. I love the silence of walking hand in hand with the one I love along the sea shore. Knowing that we don't need words to express what we feel.
Silence wraps me like a blanket
Telling me that I 'm alone and
yet I 'm not alone
Thoughts in my head whirl round and round
whispering and sighing like a summer breeze
Silence is craving to be shattered into a million shards
Oh please let me just have a minute more of