Pumpkin Cottage

Pumpkin Cottage
sit and visit a spell

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, 
whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things 
are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever 
 things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report;
 if there be any virtue, and if there 
be any praise, think on these things.
                                                Philippians 4:8 KJV 


It's a start.

Don't wait until everything is PERFECT to 
fill your heart's desire.  Do a little every day.
It is all the small things, after all, that provide
the biggest dividends.
We are at an age when our parents may be gone or
in poor health, our siblings and friends may not be in the 
best of health or spirits.  Don't bring the ills 
of tomorrow upon yourself.  
Give thanks for your blessings each morning
and keep moving forward. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

In the Company of Angels

Hebrews 13:2

Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers,
for by so doing some people have shown
hospitality to angels without knowing it.

I have been estranged from my second son
for nearly ten years.  In ten years, I have
prayed countless prayers.  I will not despair
or give up hope.  My prayers are for the
softening of his heart.  He is in my heart
unconditionally and for always. 
There is no judgement
or anger and the hurt has washed away
through years grief.

If I pass before we meet again, I will
carry him and all my children in
my soul.

If there is anyone out there estranged
from their child or parent, I beg you
to make amends, open your heart and forgive.
I have long ago forgiven myself and
I never needed to forgive my son, he was
a child.  

Tonight, I prepare to officiate a
wedding tomorrow.  Reminders
of all beginnings and lifelong

Pray, practice and open myself
to the light of Jesus.  Amen

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Kitty Love at Pumpkin Cottage

There are two types of people
in the world; people who are
passionate about things, and people who've
had their passion punched, beaten, or
whatever out of them.
                                      Kevyn Aucoin

Meet our Rose.  The most beautiful curious kitty
we have ever had.  Mr. Lee is not a kitty person
but Rose has stolen his heart.

Here she is beckoning, Mr. Lee at the kitchen sink.
Please let me in PaPa. 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Day tripping with Jessica

An adventure with the get-along.

As we drove to our destination,
Mr. Lee assured Jessica, "We are
headed to a slice of heaven."
 "Oh good, I thought you were searching for  a
place to dump my body," Jessica
It is a rough neighborhood, but
all is forgotten walking through
the garden gate of Annie's Annuals.


And, a chapel from my dreams.

Gorgeous Jessica.

Brave Jessica, who jumped from Mabel, the van, to
pluck some fennel seeds (funcho in Portuguese).

Friday, July 4, 2014

Let Freedom Ring

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read.
One does not love breathing.
                                                     Harper Lee   


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Whatever the Future Brings

Be thankful in all circumstances,
for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
                                                      1 Thessalonians 5:18

Whatever the future brings, we have the NOW.
Mr. Lee and I are blessed beyond anything
we could have imagined. 

Road trip adventures.  Discovery Meadow
Monopoly in the Park.  Jacob is the biggest fan
of board games and this is the ultimate board

Jacob is in jail, but Holly is just visiting.  

So sad sitting in jail.