Monday, March 21, 2016

ELMER AND ANNA ARE BACK HOME !!

I guess I have said this before - it is nice to go to Pinecraft, but it is nice to come home again.  Anna was planning on all the things she was going to do when she got home.  When we got home, they were all done.  Our daughters cleaned that house spotless.  Anna wondered what she was going to do now, but I am sure she will come up with something.

All our animals were taken care of by our sons.  The barn was as spotless as a barn can be.  They also went over all the tools and tractors, etc. to make sure they are ready for Spring.  Even our farm land had been turned over.  I have an idea John did that.

John is still itching to start planting.  I told him to just to relax, we will be busy enough in a few more weeks.  Never have trusted the first part of April.  We could still get some of that white stuff.

We got to see Marilyn's new to her car.  Now there is a car I can get in and out of easy.  We won't be able to fit eight people in this car like we did once in the old car.  If we fit five in here, we will be lucky.  But, we know this one will start in the morning without a jump start.  It even fills the car with heat, real heat not that little bit the old car did.  So glad she finally got a different car.  We worried about her in the old one and feel she is much safer in this one.

Of course we had to laugh as we said Bishop Eli would never fit in the new car.  He is way too tall to fit in.  I went with her to take it to Eli's to show it to him.  Eli and Emma liked the car.  I told Eli he would never fit in there as he is too tall.  So he gave it a try.  We figured the front would be better so we moved the front, passenger seat all the way back.  The final laugh was on me because he did get into the car.  He had to take his hat off, but he got in there.

Eli asked Marilyn if she minded if he prayed over the car.  Of course, she said she would appreciate it.  Eli, Emma, Marilyn and myself laid a hand on the car while Eli prayed.  He thanked the Lord that He had worked things out so Marilyn could have a newer, safer car.  Eli also asked that the Lord bless the car, and protect it for as long as Marilyn had it.  He also asked that the Lord protect Marilyn in the car and that no harm come to her or the car.  We all said Amen.

Marilyn thanked Eli and all of us for the prayer.  Eli said for her to have no fear in the car - that the Lord was watching her and the car.  She should drive it wisely - to make new memories and take new pictures in this car.

What I didn't know was Marilyn was driving the old car when she met Jean and David.  That meeting led her to meeting Old Order Mennonites which led her to meeting us. Eli said he hopes the new to her car brings her more memories.  I like that red color.  You can see that color coming down the road.

I know Eli is going to put on a post for this Friday, but I just want to say a bit here for Holy Week.  This is special week to take time to remember the Lord.  We should all take time, every day.  Remember how Jesus gave His life for our sins and to thank Him for what He did.

We sometimes got so involved in our daily life that we don't remember to take time and thank the Lord.

Trust God's Wisdom,
Elmer an Anna








14 comments:

Tom said...

it's always good to return home...home is a special place

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Marilyn. Glad that Elmer and Anna are home safe and sound. How wonderful to come home and find that it was well taken care of while you were gone. Have a beautiful day!

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Tom,
I agree.

Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Angela,
It is nice they came home and everything was up to date. Hope you have a beautiful day, too.

Marilyn

Anonymous said...

I love the picture of the robin. How did you get that close?
I'm glad that Elmer and Anna are back safely.
Liked the car prayers, you will be safe driving
jodie

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Jodie,
So happy you love the robin picture. I used the zoom on the camera to get that close. I think we are all glad that Elmer and Anna are back safe. I really liked the prayers, too. That car should be safe now.

Marilyn

Vickie said...

I love that Bishop Eli prayed over the car with you all.
Yes Elmer, we need to make time for the Lord EVERY day.

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Vickie,
I am so glad that Bishop Eli prayed over the car wit us. Also agree with Elmer, we need to make time for the Lord EVERY day.

Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Amen, Elmer! Amen! I'm so glad you two are home now, and I'm hoping you all will share some about your time in Florida. I'm sure your kids loved making sure you wouldn't have anything to do when you got home so the both of you could gradually get back into the swing(SpringšŸ˜Š)of things.
"Praise God from Whom all blessings flow; Praise Him all creatures here below; Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen". Carol

Lily said...

Glad all are well. I can't read the quotes that anonymous wrote above without singing them in my head. They were a hymn from my childhood.

Anonymous said...

Welcome home Elmer and Anna. Thanks to Bishop Eli for praying over your car. That is special. Love the robin photo, and all your photos.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Everyone,
We do sing that song Praise God from Whom all Blessings flow in our church sometimes. I like that song. I will see that Elmer and Anna gets your messages. I do think Bishop Eli's praying over my car was special. Glad you love the robin.

Marilyn

dynnamae n said...

Glad to see Elmer and Anna are home again and that all is well. So lovely that Bishop Eli prayed over you and your car. What a blessing you have in your friends.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi dynnamae n,
Will see that Elmer and Anna get your message. It is so lovely that Bishop Eli prayed over my car. There are a blessing to me.

Marilyn