|Mother's lap quilt|
|My Mother (picture taken today)|
I told mother all about my hiking trip with Steve and then took her out for lunch. I gave her a tour of Kilgore showing her where I went to college and where she went to church the Sunday that Peggy came to see her. I think she likes going for a ride. When I said good bye I gave her a hug and I could tell she really wanted to get back to that quilt. I love it when mother gives me a smile.
|Janie plying her skills baby sitting while I plied mine plumbing|
Janie and I find that it is often the case that our projects take a back seat to those of others. We have much work to do at the cottage and at the parsonage yet it just seems right to put the needs of others ahead of our own. My father criticized me once for not finishing projects that I started. I pointed out to him the things that I had done instead of finishing my projects all of which were things to help someone else. He called me later and apologized for being so critical of me. It was the first time in my life that he ever apologized to me. He had never had the need before. I think that he realized that I was doing what he had taught me to do. Our yard, our house, our car may not be as finished, clean, and nice as everyone else but I am content knowing that it is indeed more blessed to give than to receive. God bless you.