Saturday, March 31, 2018

Sunshine Through My Windows

My dishwasher is broken. Although I already hand wash many of our dishes (I don't like putting plastic items in the dishwasher...nor my pots and pans, wooden spoons, cast iron etc.) I did love to put silverware in well as plates, bowls and glasses. We will be having someone look at it soon. But right now, we are focusing on Resurrection Day as well as a funeral for Chris's grandpa.

Papa Bull (an endearing term Madelyn started when she was little as she tried to say Grandpa Bill ~ which fit him perfectly as he was quite a stubborn man!) passed the other day. It was only a matter of time as his health has been declining over the years. There is a sadness over it....and yet we all feel it to be a blessing as well. He went peacefully. His daughters were constantly by his side....but when they both went home to shower and clean up for a few minutes...he passed while they were away! He was a rough, tough logger in his younger years (who my husband said you would never hear complain about pain or anything!) and waiting until he was alone to die seemed like something he would do!

The viewing and funeral will be Monday. So things will be busy for us the next few days. I must admit, I look forward to the joy of Resurrection Day ~ the celebration of our Lord's rising from the dead as well as Monday when we will reminisce about Papa Bull; all the loving fond memories!

It's cold outside today....but the sun is shining gorgeously through the windows of my home! Despite the cold, I find such enjoyment from the beautiful sunshine! :) It really uplifts the spirits! Xavier is here at home with me. Chris is working an auction a short drive away (as our Brother-in-Love ~ aka:Chris's best bud ~ is an auctioneer). Madelyn is painting chicken coops at a friend's house...and Jaxson is with my mom. They made pies yesterday (Jax loves to make pie and he's good at it too!) and I am not sure what they are doing today!

I went to the gym this morning...then came home to shower and eat. I have been doing dishes (as is quite obvious by my first picture! haha!) and laundry to get my day going. I need to make rolls for a meal with family tomorrow and get some other things checked off my to-do list!

Aren't the flowers in my photos above beautiful? My aunt gave them to me! I had them in the living room but the sun doesn't shine in there so I brought them into the kitchen to get a good ol' dose of sunshine! The bouquet is full of tulips, daffodils and hyacinth! Flowers make me happy and I am so excited for spring to really arrive! Laundry drying out on the lines, mowing, gardening, planting flowers and enjoying the sunshine! I think the bitterly cold winters we have in PA most years really help me to appreciate the spring and summer weather! :) 

I am making some lunch right now and need to continue on with my day! I hope your weekend is quite lovely! I pray you are able to enjoy your Lord's Day/ Resurrection Sunday as we celebrate our Lord's rising from the dead! What a Savior we have!

Romans 6:4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

Romans 6:9 We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.

1Corinthians 15:3-5 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures,  that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,  and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.

“I know the resurrection is a fact, and Watergate proved it to me. How? Because 12 men testified they had seen Jesus raised from the dead, then they proclaimed that truth for 40 years, never once denying it. Every one was beaten, tortured, stoned and put in prison. They would not have endured that if it weren’t true. Watergate embroiled 12 of the most powerful men in the world-and they couldn’t keep a lie for three weeks. You’re telling me 12 apostles could keep a lie for 40 years? Absolutely impossible.” 

~ Charles Coulson



  1. prayers and hugs for your family...

  2. Wonderful post, I love flowers too, and sunshine they both are a good reminder to my soul. Let us all remember Resurrection Day.

  3. Always love your posts Katy but this one especially.

  4. Happy Easter Katy, and prayers of comfort to you as you grieve the passing off your Papa Bull ~ Linda

  5. Sorry to hear about the passing of your loved one. Prayers to your family. May he rest in peace.


  6. I do so hope the funeral goes well in every way it possibly can. Peace to you and your family ♥

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  8. Sorry to hear about your loved one passing. May God's peace surround you


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