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Green Day


I know I am in the minority…but I love changing the clocks back. I love the early evenings. This is our first year in our new apartment and I am looking forward to the Christmas season here.

One morning over the weekend I woke to the most glorious sunrise! I ran up to the deck to get a picture.

I have been reading The Life Giving Home. It is set up in months and I’ve been reading each chapter, once a month since we moved back in July. I have truly enjoyed it and plan on continuing to re-read in 2020.

One day last week I picked up a huge bouquet of eucalyptus at the market. I just placed it into a giant glass jar that was already half way filled with seashells. When I’m sitting reading in the living room it smells wonderful.

On Tuesday I drove my sister and my mum into Boston for the first of my sister’s 5 radiation treatments at Brigham and Woman’s hospital. It certainly wasn’t on my top 5 favourite things for the week. It’s terribly awkward to talk about a loved one having cancer…there are no words. Thankfully God hears our moans when we are so burdened that we cannot form words, or even thoughts. I am thankful that we were all able to be together for her first treatment and I am thankful for God’s presence in my life.


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7 thoughts on “Green Day

  1. So sorry to hear that your sister has cancer. I will remember to lift her up in prayer. That must be a difficult time for all. How sweet of you to give her a ride and just be there. Sometimes our presence is all that is needed along with praying.

    Pretty sunrise!

    I’ve never heard of that book! The cover is pretty.

    Happy weekend!

  2. I am going to check out this book on Amazon. The Eucalyptus looks lovely there, along with the fern. I am so sorry about your sister. I have been through this more than once. You are right, there are no words.But I know you and your Mom are a wonderful support to her.

  3. I was reading about the medicinal benefits of Eucalyptus this week how lovely to have a bouquet giving off its wonderful smells in your living room.

    I do hope your sister is doing ok after her treatment. It must be such a worry for you all, I am sure the love and support of her family is what she needs right now to help her through this difficult time in her life.

  4. I love the way eucalyptus looks, but I am afraid I can’t take the scent–a lot of scents bother me. But I am glad you like it! What a beauitful sunrise. That looks like a great book. I am so sorry to hear about your sister. I am glad you could be together. I pray For God’s working in her body, soul, and spirit.

  5. I love the aroma of eucalyptus! There are trees around town–I’ll look for some and maybe get some branches.
    I will check that book out. Looks interesting.
    I am so sorry to hear about your sister’s cancer. I will pray for her. My husband just got his ‘5 years cancer free’! There is hope.

  6. Thinking of and praying for your sister during her treatments. I am sure that you just being there for her are “words” enough. I love your reminder that God hears our deepest moans and thoughts when we can’t even form the words and that His presence is there.

    Love your eucalyptus! That’s a great idea. I’ll have to go get some. I love the smell fresh eucalyptus brings to a room. The book looks really good.

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