With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: A Time for Everything

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Time for Everything

a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

We have been super busy emptying my mom's place.
My sister sold her home recently and we helped her move her things into storage.  She just settled on a new home and now we are helping move things into this home.  I have been bringing furniture and things into my home and that requires rearranging rooms full of furniture here.
Lots of sorting, bagging, lifting, lugging, carrying, transporting, organizing, changing, cleaning.

I have been visiting my blogging friends but just not
enough time for commenting. 
(The flowers in the photos are from a lovely hydrangea bush my friend gave me for my birthday in August.  Hoping to get it planted soon because it's really special to me)


Janice said...

No worries Lorraine, we all have those busy times. You always put your family first and that's the way it should be. XXX

Shelia said...

Lorraine, you just do what you need to do - we'll all be here when you decide to come back. I know it must be so hard for you and you'll be in my prayers,
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lady Farmer said...

You are missed, of course, but 'there is a time for everthing' as scripture says. This time is for family, memories cherished, and healing.
Be Blessed!

Snap said...

We will be here waiting for you! I've been trying to go through things here. Now is as good a time as any to do some cleaning and down-sizing (sort of). I've sent things off to Mr. Dragon's daughter and son and given things to friends. It feels good! Wishing you and yours well.

Shirley said...

Two minds thinking on the same page..must be the change of season..love that hydrangea is it a lace cap? Don't forget to take a moment to yourself and maybe have a spot of tea..

Sandy said...

You are missed but I am sure
everyone understands. Good to
get even this little note from
you. Take care and be blessed.

Julie said...

You've been in my thoughts! Bless you!!!

Maple Lane said...

Keeping you close in my prayers, Lorraine.

Heather said...

Beautiful pictures love the flowers....Praying for you in this Season. ~hope you get your flowers planted!! ~Love Heather

Viv said...

hi lorraine, hope you will find some rest in God's words and be refreshed by them...be find time to relax physically too! the first photo is incredible!
been hearing of a few incidents lately from friends and have been reminded just how fragile our lives are!

FishHawk said...

"With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart" has been included in this weeks A Sunday Drive. I hope this helps to attract even more new visitors here.


marie said...

So good to get an update from you! You're in my prayers.
Thank you for sharing the beautiful photo with the scripture verse. The flowers are perfect.

Jeane` said...

Beautiful, reflective pictures...and a completely understandable "pause" from blogging. Thank you for sharing.

Dayle said...

W've got your back, Lorraine. Family first. Blogging ... well, it's way down the list.

Love your photos, as always.

soraya3 ღ said...

love this...thanks for sharing..

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Understand completely! Been there. Hope you're having a good weekend and are enjoying the memories of your mother's house. I know how hard this could be for you!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Sounds like you are keeping extra busy. I hope you got rid of that sinus cold that was wearing you out. Take care! Tammy

Maryann said...

Beautiful photo Lorraine, there is a time for everything, will keep you in prayer during this season

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

Having just been through that myself when we moved my mom out of her big 2-bedroom apt with two packed garages into a one-room efficiency, I can appreciate how exhausted you must be not only physically but also emotionally. God bless.

p.s. Don't forget to go through all the pockets of clothes, all the books and under and behind all the furniture. You never know where people might have hidden their cash. :-) My sister and I split what we found. Unfortunately, it wasn't even close to the 30,000$ I heard one guy found in all the old magazines his mom had kept in the attic. The real kicker is that supposedly, he didn't notice the cash until he had burned 2/3rds of the magazines. (Not sure I believe this really happened but makes a good story.)

Beth said...

Sounds like a busy time for all of you. Blessings on your family.

Just a little something from Judy said...

What a difficult time for you and your family. My heart goes out to you. Through it all though, you shared this beautiful section of Scripture. Thank you!

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

Dear Lorraine,

I just read your email today. I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I have been so out of it and I'm sorry. Your post is absolutely beautiful here. I'm sure your faith has been a tremendous strength to you and your family. Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs from Idaho.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Lovely photos, Lorraine. This is not an easy process - take all the time you need.

Maggie Ann said...

Praying the Lord will bless you and give you strength now and in the days ahead.

Laurie said...

I have thought of you often since your dear mom passed away, especially since I just got back from seeing my mom over the weekend. She is frail and tiny now, but she is much-loved by those who care for her.

Perfect scripture for this time in your life and in mine. God bless, Lorraine.


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