“If the skies above you are gray, you are feeling so blue. If your cares and burdens seem great, all the whole day through. There’s a sliver lining that shines, in the heavenly land. Look by faith and see it my friend, trust in His promises grand.” With all the rain we have experienced, along with all of life’s normal ups and downs, we could use some encouragement. We should be glad to “Sing and be happy!”
Memorial Day is a time for memory. A time to remember those who have fought and died to provide us our freedoms. To the men and women who died during the Revolution to establish this nation, to those in Iraq and places who still sacrifice today. We owe so much to so many, and to all of them we should say thank you! Keep in mind that Memorial Day is not about a three-day weekend, backyards, grills, and lakes. It’s about honoring those who gave us the opportunities to enjoy those things.
There is a certain feeling about each and every season of the year that most of us experience. Depending on our perception and our past experience with each season, we develop a fondness for one of them more than the others. As the title might suggest, mine is summer.
This time of year is my absolute favorite, the growing season! The sun is shining, the garden centers and nurseries are opening, and I get to put my green thumb to use! I love plants! I like bushes, shrubs, trees, vegetables and even flowers! Haley and I just finished planting our garden this week and I am excited to see where the season takes our plants. We have squash, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers and beans taking off, so hopefully here in a few months you will get to see the fruits of our labor…possibly eat them as well.