Tuesday, March 28, 2017

"Love is never finished." Pope Benedict XVI Waters of LIFE!

The precious results of dressing my girls alike... now I am dressing the granddaughters, and my heart soars to the heavens with so much happiness - it is just too much fun!!
I am getting super excited for our newest granddaughter, who will be here in just 3 days!  I couldn't resist getting her and our in house granddaughter, Evangeline, matching little lamb sleepers!  Look at how much they grow in just 5 months!  So many prayers surround Ruth and her new baby from the moment we knew she was growing in her mommies womb!  The quote today from Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI is so true of us as we enter this world in conception and our life is valuable and precious and protected from then til we leave this world in natural death and then on into eternity!  Love is truly never finished as we long to be forever in heaven with Jesus, Mary and all the Saints as well as our family that has gone ahead of us.  We have been blessed with The Chaplet of Divine Mercy to pray for the souls of those dying, and I use it to pray for my dead as we all continue to need prayers as we work our way towards heaven!
Adventures by the creek in the pasture behind our house on a glorious spring day!  All decked out in rubber boots makes it fun!  Romeo landed in the muddy edge, but did not shed a tear.  It was fun to see these today as I took way to many, of course, as much of the readings today are centered around life-giving healing waters and pools!
Reflected in the deep pool..."If you walk in there the water will be over your boots!"  They did want to get wet, but mom said "no." 

I love the reading from Ezekiel today where he has the vision of the water coming out of the temple and starting as a trickle and eventually becoming a river which makes all water fresh, waters the trees, and "Wherever the river flows,
every sort of living creature that can multiply shall live,
and there shall be abundant fish,
for wherever this water comes the sea shall be made fresh.
Along both banks of the river, fruit trees of every kind shall grow;
their leaves shall not fade, nor their fruit fail.
Every month they shall bear fresh fruit,
for they shall be watered by the flow from the sanctuary.
Their fruit shall serve for food, and their leaves for medicine." Ezekiel 47
Didn't we feel that way on such a spectacular day with the water running in the creek and the grass turning green on the bank and the cats climbing in the tree, and the kids running with their reflection on the waters in the bright sun with the blue sky with the white puffy clouds?  Yes!  Life is good and a blessing, and spring is a wonderful JOY after the long winters winds, cold, ice and snow!
Love this!!!  Therese had just said; "This is the best day ever!"  Soon the grass will be green and the cows with their calves will be grazing on it.  The best sight ever!
 Went looking for some pasture pictures, and jackpot!  These were taken 3 years ago, and grandma was dressing her little girls alike here too!  Rose will be 5 a month after her sister arrives!  Bernadette already has her new sister, and she will be one in May!  LOVE is truly never finished!
 My heart just bursts with unending JOY when I find pictures like these, and the way I try to capture every last moment these of my wonderful LIFE... I have so many of them!
Now we will have 3 baby girls growing up together and these two have with their Patchy/Patrick.  So delightful!
 And add the lilacs and it could not be better!
Melting my heart... the boys do, too!  We have 8 grandsons and in 3 days 7 granddaughters!  Love is never finished!  Our love just grows more and more!  Each day I pray for each one on the rosary.  The 5 decades are devoted to my 5 children and their growing families!  They all know that I pray for them daily and depend on it!

Continuing to the Gospel with the theme of the pools - is the man sick for 38 years, and longs to get to the pool when it is stirred up.  "Do you want to be well?"  "Rise. take up your mat, and walk."  He jumps up healed!  John 5  May we let go of all that keeps us sick and separated from Jesus!
Three years ago.  They now live on the farm and will have a new little girl in their arms in just 3 days!  A masterpiece of LIFE/LOVE/LIGHT!  She will be a beautiful baby nestled in lilacs and mommie's arms by Mother's Day!

Jesus, our lives are so full with all that you pour out upon us in all the Life-giving waters of LOVE which is never finished.  WE are yours and long only to  be with you forever in heaven!  May we find a small slice of heaven here on earth as we share your LOVE in our domestic Church/family.  May we serve without counting the cost and adopt the motto of The Community of the Lamb - "Wounded, I will not cease to love!"  Jesus, we trust in you.  Amen
Now all they have to do is walk out the door to see the apple blossoms and eat an apple off the trees, and take care of all the apples!  It is so good that they are now the farm family!  Pat and I couldn't be more happy with the change!  Bless-bless, Barbara Luke
 White face and apple blossoms 3 years back...
 Mary teaching Rose to love Our Lady... Mary's namesake!
Little girls, lilacs, Our Lady and cows in the green grass of the pasture... a picture of JOY!
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So true!  If we show the LOVE to all those around us... it truly is a glimpse of God!

Danielle Rose - Small things with great love

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