the dandelion patch

Remember when you were little .. .
and you lay on the grass. . .
and looked at the clouds?
I'm there again.
I don't intend to let the busyness of life rob me of the moments
that are a gift to me.
What will I gain by finishing all my projects today?
What is it that we are growing in our life?
Are we building positive memories that will sustain us during difficult times?
Are we going to be thankful tomorrow for the decisions that we made today?
Yesterday on our date, we just felt so thankful ..
for one another.
Are we just lucky?
Did we just by chance choose the right mate?
Is it because we've made some choices in our marriage to protect it?
These are questions we've asked ourselves recently.
I certainly don't know all the answers but I know who to thank .. .
Thank you Lord for this man ..
who remains faithful to me.
After our date of going out and purchasing a new chair. . (which you'll see soon)
we went to Dairy Queen and celebrated . .
Have a wonderful day my friends.


  1. "I don't intend to let the busyness of life rob me of the moments that are a gift to me."

    Lovella, I have just found your blog today, and you are already speaking to my heart. That was edifying, encouraging and great advice.

    Thank you first of all for your kind sweet words on my blog, and guess what….I did it. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me about draft blogger. I had no idea it existed. I am so excited to have had your help to show me the way!

    I noticed you had some of my friends on your sidebar, I'm sure we will be running into each other again :]

  2. Your photo shows the sweetest little dandelion of all! That is so precious, and you definitely have your priorities perfectly in place.

    May God bless you and yours.

  3. I have memories of making dandelion chains, and last year I taught Rachel how to make them. It was so fun! :)

  4. There are always such wonderful nuggets of truth and inspiration here, Lovella. Blessings to you today as you delight in the simple pleasures of everyday life!

  5. Delightful Lovella. It is good to stay true to your marriage and to be thankful each new day...

  6. your words today really just confirmed what is in my own heart,,,,,,nothing can be taken for granted and we need to be living with intetion and gratitude to our Lord. amen sister amen
    why do we think that dindelions are a weed and undesiarable, i love yellow flowers!!! cute picture of you lil' farmhand

  7. oh boy i really should turn on the light when i type and check for mistakes BEFORE i send it, ooops

  8. What a nice mixture of thoughts and activities. It is all about balance and centering our lives daily, isn't it.

  9. What a wonderful post! I love the picture! You created such a memory for yourself!


  10. As Charlotte also said, you are confirming what I've been hearing from the Lord in my own heart recently....slow down, look and see, enjoy the gift of the moment, be still and know He is aware, be attentive.

    The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies are new every morning! Amen!

  11. Your priorities are in the right place, thank you for sharing, Lovella!
    I'm off to create some lasting memories..

  12. You are blessed!
    Recognizing and thanking God for the blessings you have is the secret ingredient for the blessings to keep on flowing !!
    You are a great example and role model for younger couples and I'm soo thankful to God for YOU !!

  13. Words of wisdom...and so true! Each day is a gift...and at times we let them slip by without taking the time to 'un-wrap' and be thankful. Thanks for the reminder!

  14. what a wonderful post. thanks for sharing your thoughts...

  15. What a sweet picture! I love it!

  16. Thank you Lovella for your sweet visit today...beautiful words of wisdom written here...I often just thank God for so many blessings...and I've said time and cup runneth over..I've been this way most of my life I suppose, but just to look upon God's beautiful world, see a new born baby, hear laughter,see color, flowers,hear music.I often tell my husband how thankful I am that God placed him in my life...I'm with you...I don't know the answers but I truly know who to thank for it all...A beautiful post my new friend...


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