That flower above looked like this just 12 hours before:
Prayers are needed for my good friend Jennifer who survived Leukemia several years ago when it didn’t look like she would. Just today I found out the dreadful disease is back and she is rushing to Seattle – should be there by now. The tools for treating the disease are possibly limited because they used so many of them a couple of years ago to save her life. She, her husband and her two young daughters could really use your prayer.
I have not lost hope because it is amazing what God can do – see photos above – so who knows what design He has for this situation. But I am also humbled by the realization that He may very well want her with Him sooner rather than later, and that is a hard reality to deal with.
Thank you for your prayers!
It has been hot and dry here, and everyone is getting their hay cut early – hoping for enough moisture to come along for a second and possibly a third cut this year. It may be that our crop this year will not even get cut – it dried out so fast that we may have lost it before the cutter guy could get to our little postage stamp sized field. Life of a farming family is so unpredictable!
The fire danger is way up, but that comes with the territory.
This boy worked hard and earned both his first camp and his hunter’s safety. He’s got time to earn his second camp. I think he’s learning some lessons, but perhaps more importantly, I’m learning some lessons too – and some things that I did wrong in the past that I’m paying for now.
Anyway, he’s pretty happy/joyful in general, so moving dirt piles around, separating out the rocks, and doing hard work didn’t break his spirit or otherwise ruin him for life – my deepest fears.
And here’s a bonus photo (or 2) of him and his friends last weekend in the 90+ degree heat running balloons all around the Cowboy Mounted Shooting course earning $85 each for two days of grueling work.