Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! It is another beautiful day in the long string of them we have had. But..when the late afternoon thunderstorms come, they are noisy and scary with the lightning flashing all around!
We had a wonderful weekend! I say, "we" because Daryl drove down from TN and Brian was off Fri. thru Monday. We did lots of eating out, and Sunday after church, we visited three cemeteries. As always, we visited Louis at Bay Pines National Cemetery, where the Boy Scouts plant a flag at every grave. What an inspiring sight! The wind was blowing, so all the flags were rippling in the wind. It seems like too many more markers have been put down since the five years that Louis was put there .
After we left Bay Pines, we went across to Seminole Cemetery, but once again, the gate was locked, so we could not get in. So we went on and toured the beaches, seeing lots of people in swim suits and others just walking and shopping. As we came back, we stopped at the Amish ice cream parlor, and went in to get one of their many flavors to enjoy. It started to rain while we were still licking and spooning the good stuff. It seemed like we brought in a lot of business, because several other ice cream patrons dropped in, some still wet from swimming, but all were wanting ice cream.
I bought a pint of vanilla and some cheese to bring home, but the cup I ate while waiting out the rain was mint chip. YUM!
On the way back home, we stopped in at Memorial Park, where my step-father and mother are buried. So, it was a good weekend of visiting with my sister and niece who came over, and yes, my sister has recovered from her broken pelvis and seems to be doing well. We looked at some very old family photos, so it was a good visit. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
But let all who take refuge in you rejoice, let them sing joyful praises forever.
Protect them; so all who love your name may be filled with joy.
For you bless the godly. O Lord, surrounding them with your shield of love.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving,
joy and love!
Love and hugs,