Tuesday, June 10, 2008


A few weeks ago I got a call from Michael's little sister Susan. She lives in south Georgia with her husband Joe and a bulldog named Skeeter, and no, deet will not work on him. They and their two sons, Glenn And Jarrell, farm cotton, soybeans, wheat and peanuts. Every year they walk the tight rope prayin' for rain while the crops are growing and prayin' it won't when it time for harvest. Small farms are on the decline and have been for years but this ship is sailed by a very smart and savy captian and crew and they have done well.

Now, back to the phone call. Susan is a good talker so once the hey's were over she held the floor for about 30 minutes when she said, " Now I'm gone tell you why I called." I guessed that she wanted to talk about Allison since she was going to be working for her this summer. I was wrong. Here's what she said, " Me and Joe think you and Michael need to step away for awhile so I want you to find some place to go and we're gonna pay for it. I was completely shocked. It's a good that I was lying down when she said it.

Michael and I got busy finding someplace to go. We wanted to go to a place where we could rest and also see a bit of God's creativeness that we had not seen before. We found it and have just come home from a week on the coast of Maine. Oh my good golly Miss Molly!! It was beautiful. There is too much to tell. I'll have to show you a few pictures.

Here is a summation of the whole thing. God's love is extravagant.


Brother John said...

Hi there! I'm glad you enjoyed Maine....it is a wonderous place. I think I got a shot or two that look like the last one you posted. We'll see you later this afternoon!

bakery lady said...

Hey there!!!!! I have been trying to get on here and leave a comment. It involved changing laptops(stealing my son's when he wasn't home), but finally I did it!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you again for the plant. I put it in a pretty pot and it sits on the deck just outside my dining room window. It is beautiful. I've been reading through your blog and I have decided that you are truly an amazing woman. I don't know why God brought us together up here in Maine (who makes friends with supermarket associates when they are on vacation?) But, there must be a reason. I hope you are doing well. Stay in touch through the blog. p.s. My birthday is March 4th also (1960) !!!!!

Mrs, Bailey said...

I am so glad you all had a wonderful time on you vacation. It is a beautiful place. It looks like you and Michael are standing at Jordan Pond with North and South Bubble in the background. Did you get some of the Popovers. Popovers and home made Baked Beans were some of the things I ate has a young girl in N. H.
That was a million years ago.

You know you have always made friends with everyone you see. That is just Sweet Debbie.

Who can look at all the beautiful places in the world and not Believe God made them.

As always love to Sweet Debbie and all of yours. Bailey

Elise Sheppard said...

Going to Maine is a dream of mine. The pictures look beautiful! I am so glad you could go and cannot wait for you to write about its beauty and the adventures you went on while there.