J and I took our walk last night and had a nice evening. We prayed as usual before bed, I prayed myself back to sleep as usual at 3:30. We have a spoiled Pomeranian who needs to go "outside" about that time and I got up with her. Then I had a nightmare. I am so tired of these nightmares. I know that the root issue is conquering the bad thoughts from the past during the day. I also know how to do that, sometimes I am just so WEAK!!!
Now for the romance, I know you have to be wondering!
I have never been impressed with "typical romance". I love flowers, but not necessarily in a vase. I'm not impressed with an overpriced box of chocolates or a fancy dinner. Actually my favorite date is when J and I split a sub from Subway and walk our outside mall or Best Buy, or Kohl's, and just enjoy each other. J often leaves me a note on paper that has been ripped off a grocery list or an old envelope. These notes are romance. Above all of that the most romantic thing he does for me is to pray for me. This morning he asked me if there was anything he could do for me. I said no. He then replied, "let me pray for you", he took my hand and he poured his heart out to our great God. He asked Him to let me see the truth of his love for me. He asked Him to comfort my heart today. This is romance. This is what makes me feel like Cinderella.
Now for the birds and the bees.
I don't have any bees but I do have birds a plenty! I love to feed hummingbirds. I have been feeding them for many years now. I am one of those complete nut cases with hummingbirds swarming my house. I have had people stop their cars to watch them come July when they are the most plentiful. They are back early this year. In our area they usually show up in mid May. This will mean buying a bit of extra sugar this year. The photo's of the hummers below were taken this morning. The barn swallow in the nest was taken the other day. That is my front porch and I think/hope it will be a fun experience to have them coming and going this nesting season.
God has always spoke to me through the majesty of His creation. Many times I will see a bird or animal while I am driving, that others may have missed, and I just stop to thank the Lord for it. This morning, shortly after I awoke and sat in my chair, two Baltimore Oriole's landed on my hummingbird feeders. They are beautiful birds! Seeing them was a gift from the Lord to brighten my day. It was awesome!
Barn Swallow On NestI know the pic's are not the best quality, they were taken through my front window.
Here's to a Blessed Tuesday!