Tuesday, September 30, 2014

wreck today


I got the call just after lunch today.
Bubba said the dreaded words,
"I had a wreck."
What made it even worse.....
he had picked Lucy and Harry up from school
and I knew they were in the car.

Thankfully, they were all unhurt,
but the other driver was taken away in an ambulance.
He was not badly injured,
thankfully!

The van was drivable.
We just got back from taking it to the repair shop.

Every morning 
I pray for God's protection on those I love.
Thanking Him tonight
 for answering that prayer today.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

wedding rings


Great trip....
loved every minute!
From Disney to Palm Beach it was all perfect!
Thank you Lord for ALL these blessings,
and one more really big one....

This morning we left the Hollingsworth home early.....
by 7:30 am we were on the road.
Had a lovely drive up north 95,
landing in Jacksonville just in time for lunch.
I drove a good bit,
many times admiring my wedding rings.
I do that a lot.

We had lunch and I made my way to one shop
to exchange a birthday gift
I had bought for Gus.

I then met Bubba at Barnes & Noble.
As we were looking at a book,
I looked down and my rings, both of them, were 
GONE!

Panic set in and then I remembered a quote
I had read earlier on Facebook by
Corrie Ten Boom....

"I have held many things in my hands,
and I have lost them all;
but whatever I have placed in God's hands,
that I will still possess."

God had given me that quote to prepare me,
and remind me,
that whatever is of this earth is temporal,
but whatever is stored away in heaven is eternal.

I was comforted.

Back in the van,
I found the wedding rings.
Somehow 
they had fallen off my finger
 while I was digging in my purse for my wallet.

Lots of thankgiving went up today.
This scenario 
could have turned out much differently.
I will have the rings sized down this week for sure.






Friday, September 26, 2014

lunch with jake and eli

 
I was at school today with Jake and Eli.
We had lunch together
in the cafeteria
and then was in Eli's classroom helping the class
make their "snazzy snacks."
 
 
Love  being a part of their day at school.
 
 
"Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget none of His benefits."
Psalm 103:2

Thursday, September 25, 2014

at the marina

 
There are ominous clouds hanging over us tonight.
Just took a walk at the marina to see
Tiger Wood's yacht.
It is named
Privacy.
 
Needless to say, we are having a great time here at
the Hollingsworth home.
 
Below is a picture of
Agent MicStitch...
aka Eli.
 
 
I really, really love this boy!!
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

here in jupiter

 
Bubba and I left
Disney World way before dawn this morning.
We had to get to Jupiter
to see Jake and Eli get their awards.
They were both chosen by their teachers to receive the
humility award.....
"A heart attitude of thinking of others better than you do of yourself."
Needless to say,
we are so very proud of them.
 
*Just short snippets while we are away.
Just love being here!
 

Monday, September 22, 2014

a very special day

 
I was honored to spend this day
with three very special men in my life.
Bubba,
David,
& Harry
were my escorts
at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot.
Days like today don't happen very often,
and I will carry these memories in my heart forever.
 
Thank you Lord for this good Day!
 
 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

cabana

 
For this girl....
who loves to hang out around water,
this cabana is the ultimate in
unabashed luxury.
 
We are somewhere in Florida....
not yet at the Hollingsworth homestead.
I found this in my wanderings this morning
and took this pic with my phone.
 
Just imagine.....
two beds, covered with fresh white linens,
an ivory tent with sides that close,
outside chairs for sunning,
a fan, a TV, a ipod dock,
all the towels you can possibly use,
a stocked fridge,
fresh fruit and cheese,
 an attendant to meet your every need,
all for the low price of $199.00 a day.
 
I love it!
Sadly, Bubba said no....
not this time.
 
That's okay, I'll wait!
Maybe one day.
 
Happy First Day of Fall, Ya'll!!!
 
 
 
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