Thursday, June 18, 2009

9 MORE!!

That's 9 more trees not children! When our neighbors moved out we figured it was a good time to plant a few trees. Everytime we ate breakfast we had the feeling that we should offer them some cereal - our kitchen window looks right at their front door and living room window. At night we were a fishbowl- especially in the winter. The couple never made a peep but who knows who will move in next! So we planted a wall of large spruce trees. They are wonderful and make such a huge difference! Now we both have a little privacy!

I forgot to take before and after pics but I took a few in the process!
We are so thankful for our new trees! They are beautiful!

I am also so thankful for bloggy friends that leave such nice comments. I am not a fan of nasty comments. They are so unnecessary. We are all in this adventure together, we need to support each other. If you don't like the post than don't leave a comment. I have only experienced one nasty comment. I changed the part of my post so it did not offend anyone else. I did not write anything that was openly controversial but I tried to make a joke and boy did it backfire. The worst part about it was that it had to do with my faith and that is my weak spot. You see faith to me was a gift since I was 12 yrs old. I did not grow up in an openly religious family (which is too bad). My actual knowledge is very limited but my faith is unlimited. I don't think the person meant it as strong as they wrote it- they must have been having a bad day or had their own insecurities. It was unnecessarily hurtful- that is why I go by- if I don't have something nice to say than don't say anything at all!

I have been doing a lot of praying lately and I am just so amazed at our God! 
How can anyone be there all the time for us- but he is!
How can anyone want to help us all the time- but he does!
How can anyone love us no matter what- but he does!
I guess he is not just anyone, is he?
This doesn't mean I always get the answers I want but I do feel his presence and I am happy he is in control- honestly I don't want control. I used to want control when I was younger but I am much wiser now (and older, darn) and he can have the control!! His way is much better than mine!!


Lori said...

Oh I love a post about trees AND faith!! I immediately thought of the last part of Isaiah 61:3...

"They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor."

Your trees look AMAZING! I'm sure it's great to have a little privacy now!

And you are right...FAITH is way more important than "knowledge"....

"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him." Hebrews 11:6

**Can you believe how sharp I am for 4:30 AM??

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

the trees are fabulous. so sorry there has been a challenge with you BLOGGING.


Mom Of Many said...

Your wall of trees are PERFECT!! It would be no-fun to feel like you need to offer your neighbor some cereal (that really made me laugh). They are such big pretty ones too. I love pines! Absolutely my favorite trees - great choice and perfect timing - before the next one moves in!

Nancy said...

Trees are great. Why is it human nature that one ugly comment among many, many, many beautiful ones is the one that sticks with us?