Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My Man--Harvey

 One and a half years ago I started working for a wonderful gentleman-Harvey. Me being almost the only one that was available for days at that time, I ended up spending a lot of time with him. Like any job, there can be ups and downs, but all in all I have REALLY enjoyed working for this man. He, like everybody else, has had such an amazing and full life. Anyway, the other day I realized that after me being with him all this time, I didn't have ONE picture of him! I happened to have my camera in the car and snapped a few pictures of 'my man' :p

In the first picture Harvey (He doesn't like to be call Mr. anything) was closing his eyes, unaware of my sneaky little tactic to get a picture taken of him.

Second picture, after the flash went off he told me he'd show me the way the 'real' cowboys like their picture taken...covering his eyes with his hat.

Third picture, I promised him this would be the last one, since he isn't a bragger, and doesn't care for his picture to be taken. Alas! His eyes were closed...again!

I love this man, he is such a kind and considerate man. BUT he IS a jokster! He gets me quite often, and loves to make people laugh.

In a way he is so much like my dad...just the personality. I told my dad that I knew exactly how he was going to be when he was 92!

His family called me at a time when I had no job, and really needed the money, and at the time I was DETERMINED to never do a home-care job again! But, somehow the Lord provided me with this job, and although I'm not saying I will or won't do home-care in the future (I'll leave that up to the Lord and try to be willing to do whatever He calls me to do) I do feel like this is where God wanted/wants me at the time, and I am grateful that I can get to learn more about this gentleman/ farmer/ cowboy/ railroad man/ historian/ horseman. Jokes and all!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Moving horses

I LOVE rounding up the horses and moving them from the fields!
Only, instead of the old-fashion cowboy way of riding up close enough to them and roping them with a lasso we cheat and use grain and 4-wheelers :/
Its a lot faster that way...

 Horses behind us
 Going down (Or should I say up?) the road
 Lead horse #1

Lead horse  #2
Joe's horse (above) is my absolute FAVORITE horse out of our whole herd! I use to think he was super ugly, but his trusting laid-back personality, as well as his spirit and endurance has made him top on my list!
He's a TRUE Tennessee Walker <3

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Aprils Challenge

Wow! Here it is the 10th of April and I haven't gotten around to posting my April Challenge! :'(

One of the things I noticed in the Bible is the call to be caring, and support those in need. The reasons the followers of Jesus appointed deacons was for that very reason. However, we people as the church NEED to be careful that we don't always push it off on others, or assume that others are doing it. With food stamps and SS the poverty need may not be quite so important as it was back then, but what about encouragement? Or love? To me that is just as important as physical food.

Working in the home care business I can see a HUGE difference in the lives of the people who have others caring about them. Even if they never see their children, just the knowledge that their kids call, or care gives them a reason to live compared to those who never had children, or feel like they are loved by anybody.

Even if they're not related, can't we as the children of God love the things that God loves, including lonely people, no matter the age? He cares SO MUCH about people...more than we as humans can EVER comprehend!

This months challenge:
 At least once a week find somebody that may be lonely, or busy, but starved for a word of encouragement, or needy, and encourage them! Send them flowers or food. Visit them. Write a card. Talk to the fast food worker on break. ANYTHING, just go give a piece of the sweet pie of Gods love to a starving person!