Saturday, 27 August 2016

God Has A Better Plan

This morning we set off for the Isle Of Wight, for our annual visit to my brother in law and his wife.
It was a calm crossing and perfect for enjoying the sea views with a spot of crocheting.
They always have a BBQ and today the weather was unusually kind to us!
They had recently moved house and this was our first visit.
We all loved this twisted eucalyptus tree and the beautiful shading of the trunk...they even had a couple of koalas hiding in the branches...can you spot one?
We took the swingball with us, which was perfect for keeping Teen Two occupied... well as a couple of older ladies who couldn't resist the urge...
...and then Hubby's sister in law joined in the fun.
Kippy the dog also kept Teen Two amused...he can't resist playing ball with a dog!
I had to smile to myself when I looked around and saw a row of men checking the sports results on the very intermittent signal!
Teen One and I spent our time admiring the younger members of the family...this is the cutest little bundle of fun we have seen in our deckchair for quite some time!
...and Hubby's sister in laws new niece had great fun climbing all over her cousin.
It was a great day for catching up with family and friends...
seeing this cancer survivor enjoy precious times with the grandchild she thought she would never see...
...of course for me it was the pleasure of just sitting back, listening to snippets of conversation, hearing the chuckles of those dear little babes, and of course a spot of crochet...
...with a cup of tea to hand!
All too soon it was time to get the ferry back...
We were treated to a beautiful sunset...
..which looked lovely from our seats...but oh those windows need cleaning!
So there was nothing for it but to join Hubby outside...who I am sure got a better final shot than me... the sun finally disappeared, signalling the end of a lovely family day, I felt the heaviness descend of recent days....but then was overcome with the thought...
God has a better plan.
Saturday August 27, 2016
Today's Psalm:
   Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.


  1. He certainly does! It's just a matter of patience.!! Xxxxx

  2. He sure does - sounds like a perfect tonic!