Tag Archive | miracles

Waiting As Fast As I Can!

(Reblogged from Bookin’ It )

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Soon To Be The Proud Parents of McPumpkin McMuffin McDougal

(Okay, only that last part is true, but he’ll always be MY McMuffin!)

My daughter, who lives in San Diego, is in the hospital today, giving birth to her son, who is our first grandson. Oh, the agony of waiting to hear!! I will be flying out next week, probably, to meet my little McMuffin in person, and I’m so excited. It’s always exciting when grandchildren arrive, but we have had to wait longer than might be usual for ours, so we are extremely happy. My son & his wife had given up on having a baby, but after ten years, we were blessed with an adorable granddaughter. And my daughter and her husband have been waiting for seven years, thinking it might not happen for them, either. But now it has, and I will have both a granddaughter and a grandson.  How perfect is that? 

I will try to let everyone know before I take off for that long flight to California, but if I should forget in all the excitement, and seem to drop off the face of…Wordpress!…that’s where I’ve gone. And be prepared. There WILL be pictures! 

😀

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Goldfinches Everywhere!

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Today, there are at least 15 goldfinches at my feeder, with at least one male in nearly perfect breeding plumage!  I’ve mentioned before that I try to look for miracles every day.  For me, this is one.  How much beauty is packed into such small packages!  They brighten my garden, my view from my library window, and my heart!  Wishing each of you a beautiful miracle today, too.  They are there, if you keep your eyes open!

Today, I Saw A Rainbow Where None Should Have Been

(Photo found online)

Today, there was a rainbow in the sky, where there never should have been one.  There was nothing like rain around me, as far as the eye could see, and yet, there was this rainbow, directly ahead of my car, where I couldn’t have missed it if I tried.  Honestly, it seemed like a miracle.  I have been down for several days, and a sense of wanting to lock myself in my room for a week or so was hanging over me.  I went to run errands, instead.  After all, if I lock myself in my room, who will feed the dogs, let alone my husband who is hard at work and deserves dinner when he gets home?  So I trudged through the grocery store, then back out to the car, and headed home, thinking about everything I had to do yet this afternoon, and not wanting to do a bit of it.

And then–there it was.  A rainbow. In an empty sky.

If that doesn’t qualify as a direct message to my heart, I don’t know what would.  It was in front of me through every turn I made going back to my house, a seemingly impossible trick, and all along the way, it reminded me to have faith.  Just have faith, and things would work out.  It reminded me that I am not privy to the plans of my personal Higher Power.  It reminded me that none of us are, whether we believe in a Supreme Being  or just in our own inner spirit.  We don’t have access to what that so-called Grand Scheme of Things might be.  Therefore, we must remember to have faith in something greater than ourselves, and move forward with confidence and joy.  We must cherish each day, and forget about hiding away.  We must look for what Sarah Ban Breathnach calls our Authentic Selves, and do the things our hearts tell us to do. We must be grateful for all we’ve been given, and let go of the worries that keep us from reaching our full potential.

Our time here is short.  We need to remember to see the miracle of every rainbow, and to live every moment to the hilt.

Today, I saw a rainbow where none should have been.  How miraculous is that?