The key is not to allow your struggle to become your identity.

Good timber does not grow with ease.            

The stronger the winds,             

the stronger the  trees.


I started this blog about organic gardening, learning different methods of food storage and living a simpler life….As most of you know, I love inspirational sayings and poems. Maybe I should give a little insight into why. I always love the changing seasons every year. I can never get tired seeing the autumn leaves in their glory. It is so wonderful to feel the crispness in the air as winter approaches, your body can actually feel the difference in the changing winds. I savour those glorious autumn sunny days. I enjoy taking outings into the woods with friends and looking for mushrooms. Having coffee sitting in the forest on a waterproof cushion and talking…I so enjoy walking the dogs with my husband and stopping for a pause and pulling out coffee and eating our morning breakfast outside as we watch the dogs playing in the lake… Just enjoying the simple pleasures of life. I had great intentions of writing about everyday life, my pets and more.  I have said that I am not well.  I am having a flare up of health issues.  It has taken a toll on me… It is kind of hard to write about everyday life, when it is all about doctors, hospital visits or about my dear hubby racing around taking care of me, the house, the dogs… and the garden.  The majority of  the Autumn leaves that I have seen are through the car windows while driving to and from medical visits or through the windows of our house. Granted the panoramic views are spectacular on the way to the hospital, especially when it is topped off by us enjoying our favorite music blaring on the car stereo. We always seem to forget to take the  camera with us to share Autumn in Sweden. We always remember when we spot foxes, deer or moose alongside the road and say that would be a great picture. I have posted humorous garden signs, hubby’s hee-haws and inspirational saying… that was as much for me as for all of you. I have tried to keep my spirits high, while waiting for a diagnosis, treatment… I help with what and when I can around the house, which has not been much.  I can see the stress and strain is taking its toll on my husband and I worry about his health…He is very worried about me. This is our life at the moment. I have the man I love by my side, what more could a woman ask for in life?


add life... Have faith in what was..


Posted on October 5, 2014, in Everyday Life. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I am so sad for you…I am searching my heart for words of comfort, and all I can say is that I am earnestly praying for you. Your quotes are amazing, and finding hope and beauty around you in the midst of your storms is so inspirational and encouraging for others. I pray for strength, for wisdom, for knowledge of the deep things of God, for healing, for cleansing, for wholeness, for saving grace and mercy from above. For angels round about you to protect and keep you from harm, for the gentle touch of the Savior to comfort you with His love.

    Ask and it shall be given you, seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be opened unto you. Matthew 7:7

    • Thank you so much for your kind and comforting words and support. I appreciate your prayers more than I can say. My health is so unstable right now that the doctors are unsure if it is safe for me undergo two diagnostic procedures that are scheduled this week. We will see what the doctors decide in the end. It is scary, but I have faith in the anesthesiologist to make the right decision. It was him that raised alarms after reveiwng my journal last week from the specialists. He refused to anesthesized me if my vital signs are not stablized. I lift this situation up to God and trust what ever happens, he will be there to see me through it.

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