Category: old people

Angels and Rainbows

I woke up this morning and walked in the kitchen and this is what I saw…

God’s light shining down in the most beautiful rainbow of colors!!

All I could think was wow! Boy did I need to see that this morning!

These last few months have been not the best in this 60 something-year-old’s life. I always try to focus on all of the good things I have in my life but some mornings you just don’t wanna get out of bed because you don’t know how you’re going to make it through the day.

I’ve had children to take care of since I was 19 years old. I had the pleasure of raising my oldest granddaughter from 2-1/2 years old until she turned 18 and then abruptly moved out. In a matter of days I became an empty nester at 61-1/2, with no time at all to prepare for it. It definitely wasn’t the way I had pictured it would be happening. But it’s not about me, everyone lives their own lives their own way.

You do everything you can, and you do it the best you think you can, and it doesn’t really matter a whole lot what you think because everyone that you do the things for sees it in a different way than you do. That doesn’t make you do it any differently, you still do it the best you know how to do it and hope somehow it has helped in someway shape them into a good decent human being.

Do they really know how much you love them? What could have I done better as a parent? When it’s time for them to go, it hits you like a ton of bricks!

It doesn’t help when everything else seems to be going not the way you planned it to go either. I thought growing up and dealing with all of the things you deal with as a parent was tough but I’m beginning to think it’s all tough, it’s just different things that you deal with at different times in your life.

It certainly is true what they say, some people just know that you need them without you saying a word. (You know who you are!❤️)

Then there are some that have absolutely no clue, or maybe they just don’t care to have a clue. I hope I am one who always has a clue no matter what’s going on and I’ve always tried to be there for the people I care about no matter, with no expectations.

I don’t know what the next 20 years is going to bring into my life, I’m just trying to make it through the day, but I know life goes on and you figure it out somehow…

Still trying to be a “Super Woman” til the day i’m no longer here.


A stranger came by the other day with an offer
that set me to thinking. He wanted to buy the old barn that sits out
by the highway. I told him right off he was crazy. He was a city type, you
could tell by his clothes, his car, his hands, and the way he talked. He said
he was driving by and saw that beautiful barn sitting out in the tall
grass and wanted to know if it was for sale I told him he had a funny idea of beauty.
Sure, it was a handsome building in its day. But
then, there’s been a lot of winters pass with their
snow and ice and howling wind The summer sun’s beat down on that
old barn till all the paint’s gone, and the wood has turned
silver gray.. Now the old building leans a good deal, looking
kind of tired Yet, that fellow called it beautiful. That set me to thinking.I walked out to the field and just stood there,
gazing at that old barn. The stranger said he planned to use
the lumber to line the walls of his den in a new country home
he’s building down the road. He said you couldn’t get paint that beautiful.
Only years of standing in the weather, bearing
the storms and scorching sun, only that can
produce beautiful barn wood. It came to me then. We’re a lot like that, you
and I. Only it’s on the inside that the beauty grows
with us. Sure we turn silver gray too… and lean a bit more
than we did when we were young and full of sap.. But the Good Lord
knows what He’s doing. And as the years pass He’s busy using the hard
weather of our lives, the dry spells and the stormy
seasons to do a job of beautifying our souls that
nothing else can produce. And to think how often folks holler
because they want life easy! They took the old barn down today and hauled
it away to beautify a rich man’s house. And I reckon someday you and
I’ll be hauled off to Heaven to take on whatever chores the Good
Lord has for us on the Great Sky Ranch. And I suspect we’ll be more beautiful then for the seasons we’ve been
through here… and just maybe even add a bit of beauty to our
Father’s house. May there be peace within you today.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. And………………………I do sincerely
Thank God for my wonderful friends and family who care about
me even though I show signs of weathering!
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