Shine's Thyme

Daily ramblings of a ridiculously happy housewife and mother. Come in and see how sweet life can be!

Sunday, May 29, 2011


I know sometimes I do go for a while without posting, but girls, now....I have a reason... and it's a tragic one. I DROPPED my beloved Nikon camera! :( I have been so sad about this I just have not had the intestinal fortitude to come to my blog home. I was so upset...I really haven't even been able to think about it. I've just tried my best to put the whole ugly scenario out of my mind completely. I think I am finally at place now, however, where I can think about it and take some action. I'm sending it in for repairs. SO....while I may not have very good pictures to post, I think I may be able to come back and visit my sweet home here. I'll put on my best smilely face and keep on keeping on:)

I'll also try and post some more yummy stuff . Maybe like the recipe for these scrumptious scones.
They are most deeelish girls:)))))))))

Have a GREAT day in the Lord sweet friends!!!
Blessings, Shine

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What makes you smile?

These make me smile:)
And these.......
And these!!!!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Such a special day

God has blessed me so over these many years of my life. I am always amazed at His generous mercy He shows me every day. I do not deserve His love girls. I do not even deserve "to be heard". But He loves me just the same and He is so good to me. I will love Him for all my life. One miracle He did for me was to give me the most incredible mother on the planet.
My mother married at a very young age. She had her first child early and eventually became the mother of five daughters and two sons. She did the best she could with very little in the way of worldly goods. She taught us all how to love each other and most importantly, how to love God. She didn't shove God down our throats, but rather lived a Godly life before us all, each and every day. She has endured many heartaches over the years, but God has honored her heart and blessed her richly with a wonderful heritage to leave her children. This Mother's Day I will rise and call my mother "Blessed of the Lord". I love her so, and I will be eternally grateful for her.
One of the other amazing things that God has done for me is to give me the honor of being a mother.
I have the most awesome kids in the world!!! Three strong, handsome sons and the most delightful daughter you could ever imagine. They are all thoughtful, kind and caring. They are smart, responsible and amazingly talented. I do not deserve these children, but I am so thankful for them....every day.  I pray  many times a day that God will help me to be a good mother to them. Even when our children are grown, we still love them as much as we did when they were infants. Isn't that interesting? Isn't it wonderful that God puts that kind of love in our hearts? A love that will never fade, but just grow stronger with every breath.
I am also the lucky future mother-in-law to a dear girl I have come to love as my own.
She is such a strong and gentle young woman. She is the perfect match for my 1st born son. She has a good and true heart and I am thankful for her. Thankful for the future mother she will be to all of my adorable grand-children, and for the good wife she will be to my son.
My second son also has a beautiful future wife. She has been a blessing to us all. She loves the Lord and she loves my son. Aren't you glad that God knows the perfect person for our children and that we don't have to worry about that when we trust in Him? Very thankful for these special girls.

This is a very special year indeed for a special Mother's Day. A day of thankfulness for me
Dear sisters......I hope you all have a most blessed Mother's Day.
I am thankful for you all, for the friendships I have made here and for all the wonderful mothers that have encouraged me and meant so much to me here in my little corner of the world. I pray God's merciful blessings on you all. Most lovingly~~Shine

Friday, May 6, 2011

Yippee for me!!!

When I came home after a very long day, the first thing I saw when I drove in the driveway, was this.

Sweet hubby surprised me with this perfect Mother's Day gift.
 I've wanted a porch swing here for the last year and true to his nature...he's slow but sure:)
Think I need some of those chain cover thingys.

It's absolutely perfect and I know I'll spend lots of special moments in this spot. Thank you hubby dear.