Today was just a beautiful and peaceful day. The weather was perfect and around 1:00 this afternoon Marc and I decided to get out and enjoy the weather so we had no plans on where we were going or what we were going to do - just get out for a while. We stopped by the Lodge store and looked at all the skillets and dutch ovens and then onto The Kitchen Collection shop and Coleman. From there we drove by my brother's near Sugarloaf but he wasn't home so we drove around to come home but turned right at the end of his road and went toward Bluff mountain. When we came to Walden's Creek we turned right and went all the way through Walland and it was so pretty especially when you get to the almost one lane road which has been paved but not widened very much through the years. My first time through this way was many years ago when my Dad was still alive and I would get him out and just drive wherever the mood struck just to have him out of the house for a little bit. At that time the paved road suddenly ended and turned into a gravel road with only tire tracks to follow. The trees through there today were gorgeous! They were still golden and a rust color with some evergreens tucked in for good measure. The sky on the way home was a glorious pink and gray wisp mixture and it was so perfect! A perfect ending to a perfect day which makes me think of the saying "God's in his heaven and all's right with the world"!! That is how I felt today, just very relaxed and no worries. It was such a good feeling and I feel so blessed and I know that God is always with me and I know all we have to do is give Him a chance and he will show us all his beauty in the world and everything happens for a reason and we just have to trust Him and he will take care of us! He will hold onto us if we will only trust in Him. Even though we may have hard times God will bring us through them and appreciate the good times even more if we trust in God and know that He has plans for us. Thank you God for everything you have so richly blessed me with - my loving family, a beautiful area to live, and all my other blessings. (This is a message for me to read and remember because there are times when I get so downhearted, and even though I KNOW God is with me, I just need a reminder at times that things are going to get better and life will be easier - so I need to read this over and remember my own thoughts and message typed here!)
It is almost a new day and the beginning of a new week so I better get to bed so I can get some sleep.