Sunday, November 9, 2008

Seasons have changed and lessons have been learned here on the creek. Bumps in the road. Hellos and goodbyes. Things lost and things found. I feel as though I could fill a catalog with inspirational signs - bits of inspiration that have come to me when I needed them the most. A timely post from a wonderful Sister blogger who has been through some bumps along her own road. A stern "relax Mom, God is in control" from my son. And then there are quotes like . . . "Sometimes He calms the storm and sometimes He calms his child" "God doesn't give us more than we can handle - God helps us handle what we are given" "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain" EVERY DAY IS A BLESSING!. Add to that the song "God Will Make a Way" or in my case God will make a job . . . and you may get an idea of where I've been for the past couple of months.

I started a new job the first part of October. I'm working in a wonderful, Christian family practice office. It's been quite a transition going from working at home on my own schedule for the past 10 + years to working a regular 8 hour day. It's a great feeling, though. I work with some incredible people. I've made some new friends that are a wonderful addition to this new chapter in my life.

Our son was here for a few days before he took off for basic training. We had a wonderful time together - short as it was. It's hard for me to believe that he's so grown up. He'll be in South Carolina for the first nine weeks, then off to San Antonio for his medic training. Makes a mama proud!

There have been some temporary additions to our zoo crew here at the creek. A a few weeks ago the neighborhood dogs brought a new friend - a Beagle - by to play with Gracie. When play time was over, everyone went home . . . except the Beagle! She was in definite need of some TLC. Needless to say, she's still here. Then, a week or so later my son and my husband came across 2 newborn puppies that someone had dropped off along side the road. Ryan dubbed them Bonnie and Clyde. We've bottle fed them from the day they were found. They've grown from tiny, little squirmy bundles weighing only about half a pound each - not even old enough to have their eyes open - to squirmy, chubby bundles that have beautiful dark eyes, a mouth full of very sharp puppy teeth, and little round bellies. They give the best puppy kisses. We think they're at least part lab. Bonnie is chocolate colored and Clyde is coal black. We're hoping to find homes for them. Anybody out there want a couple cute puppies for Christmas?

So, that's basically what I've been up to for the past couple of months. I've missed you all, although I must confess that I've been lurking in the commentless shadows of most of my favorite blog spots checking up on you. Thank you all for your kind comments and your prayers. I can't promise daily or even weekly posts until I get used to this new schedule, but I will promise updates on the happenings here on Goldens Creek!

Blessings from the creek y'all!


Adrienne said...

Oh Liz, it's SO good to see you here again. I've been praying for you and your new job and all the changes happening since your move. Wish I could be close and stop by to snuggle those precious puppies! And have a cup of tea and a good chat with you. ~Adrienne~

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Liz!
I am so happy to see you post! Sounds like you are adjusting and settling into your new life. I would love to be able to take both of those sweet puppies...but I can't :0(...

sister sheri said...

Oh, dearest sister! How did I miss this post? I think of you so often and I am so glad that you are doing well, but very busy. And the dogs!

I pray that as you continue to discover this new journey you are on to be one that draws you straight into your Father's arms.

Thanks for letting me know that I have written something that touches your heart. (The enemy is so easy to deceive when it comes to comments... isn't he?)

Blessings to you, sister Liz!

Beth E. said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog. Hope you get settled into your new job quickly, and can share with us more frequently.



Good to hear that all is well in The Valley.
All of the changes sound like they have done a soul good.
I was getting ready to ship off the poms...excited to see what you are creatin' over there!!!
Stay Warm and hope to talk in person soon.
How did the bread turn out??? mmmm
Love and miss you all!!

Utah Grammie said...

I'm sooo glad to hear from you! I know things will be better - and just as we think we can't handle one more thing - God gives you two pups! thank you and your hubs and son for picking them up and shame shame SHAME on those cruel people that tossed them out like they were nothing. Bless you for taking them in. I know a good forever home will be found - and the beagle? too cute. I will continue to send up good thooughts!

Sit A Spell said...

Dance in the rain, huh??? Ok...I know HE is in control, but it is still a bit tough to "dance in the rain" at times. I do my best...can I take an umbrella? : )

By the way...I love Kentucky, enjoy your creek!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

So good to finally hear from you! Been wondering.

Blessings to you on your many new adventures. I'm sure those puppies are darling.


Grace said...

We've missed you! Welcome back to our fun little world ~ where all the skies are clear, it never rains and... oh, sorry, that's somewhere else. :)