Monday, October 31, 2016


Today is Michael's Birthday and my birthday.  Can't tell you what we did as we haven't done it yet.  I know the party is going to be at our house.  Also, know that Anna is baking us a cake.  She is also planning the dinner.  So you will have to wait to find out what is going on today.

Michael will be 18.  He is moving into his one room apartment sometime this coming week.  Asked if we would still be friends and be able to come to our house after he moved.  I said as long as he went the way of the Lord, he was welcome in our home anytime.  He said Jean and David told him the same thing.

He is young and trying the ways of the world.  Jean and David, as we are, are concerned of the way he will go when he moves out.  I told Jean and David that they had taught Michael well, when he was in their home.   They had taught him the way of the Lord.  Michael is in the Lord's hands.

Michael is only moving a few miles from home.  He is closer to our house than his parents.  He is not even moving out of town.  For now, all the repair work that he does will be in the same barn he has been using at Jean and David's, so they will see each other every day.  Anna told her that she bets he shows up for meals, often too.  Nothing like Mom's home cooking.

We have some good news from Hannah and Moses, they are not moving.  They have found a store that they are very interested in.  It is a new one, but the people want to sell it.  I guess maybe health entered into it.  Anyway Moses and seller are down to hitting the right price agreeable to them both.  Moses and Hannah, when she could, have been working down there and getting to know the business.  It isn't very far from our houses, so they could drive the buggy there and back every day. Once they buy it, some of their children are going to be working there, too.

That good news brought tears to Anna's eyes. She didn't want to see her twin sister and family moving away.  We even told them that if they needed a hand in the store, we would be glad to help them out, too.

John and Dot are in their house on the other side of us.  When all the raining started, I told Anna, I have to check their basement.  She couldn't figure why.  So I went over and knocked on the door.  When Dot answered, I told her I had to see her basement.  She looked at me kind of funny, but let me in and got John.  I explained to him what happened the first bad rain storm we had when out house was built.  Somehow we forgot to put in correct drainage and our basement flooded.  Just wanted to make sure we did it right on their house.

John laughed.  We checked the basement and walked around the outside.  The drainage is fine.  No water in the basement.  Now he calls me the Basement Man or the the Basement Checker.  Just told him I would rather be safe than sorry.

Well, I guess I better go and see if Anna needs any help with anything for mine and Michael's Birthday.  I am 53 years old today. Time seems to fly by fast.

Trust God's Wisdom,

Sorry I was late about getting this on.  I had it set for the wrong time to come on.  But here it is.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to Elmer and Michael. Extra prayers for Michael

Tom said...

...oh Elmer, you sure are a young fellow...happy birthday to you both!

Vanssmomc said...

Happy Birthday to Elmer and Michael! Cathy in Webster

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Jodie,
Will see that Elmer and Michael get your Birthday wishes. Also see that Michael knows he is in your prayers.


New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Tom,

Will see that they get your messages.


New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Cathy,

Will see they both get your message.


Vickie said...

Happy Birthday Elmer and Michael! It is also our son Jacob's 22nd birthday today! I made him a carrot cake. :D I am so glad Michael is coming to work right back at the home barn. Wonderful news about Hannah and Moses!

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Vickie,
Happy Birth to your son, Jacob. Hmmm. Carrot cake sounds good. Will see that everyone gets your message.


New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Folks,
Over the weekend, I found I have leak in my car. Water or whatever is on the floor on the front passenger side of. They think it may have to do with the radiator. Will find out tomorrow. It goes in the garage at 9:00 AM. Praying that it is nothing serious.


Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ELMER AND MICHAEL!!!!! May our Lord continue to bless you both always.
I'm sure Michael is already in the prayers of many as he "spreads his wings". "Dear Lord, Please keep Michael safe; shower him with Your grace and mercy; may he always follow You as You lead him on in life,bringing honor to Your name. Amen"
Peace to David and Jean as their son leaves the nest. I know God will help them through this new time of life with His love, grace, wisdom, discernment; bestowed upon them to flow out to others-especially Michael.
I almost had tears in my eyes when I read that Anna's sister and brother-in-law and family will remain here!! It is so exciting and totally in God's providence! Thank You, Lord, for Your gracious provision!
Glad John and Dot are in their new house! Sure it's wonderful!! Glad Elmer checked out the drainage situation after those heavy rains in their area. Once again, the Body of Christ in action-loving and helping one's neighbour. So beautiful!
Blessings to all, Carol

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Carol,
I will see that everyone gets your messages and prayers. This is David and Jean's first son moving out. That one is always the hardest.

Blessings to you and yours,

jem60 said...


Lily said...

Sounds like good news all around in this post.

Happy birthday to Elmer and Michael.

Heritage Hall said...

Was uplifted by the mostly good news...Blessed Birthday to Elmer and
Michael. Praying that Michael remains in the bosom of the Lord and
finds his way through what is hoped will be an enriching and successful journey in life. Wonderful news about Hannah and Moses...
All is going well... God is good....thank you for today's smiles...