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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Spring Flowers, Family, and Some Good News!

I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June. ~ L M Montgomery

Welcome dear friends and welcome the month of June! What a beautiful time of year it is! This is my favourite season when everything is fresh and green. Spring into Summer; I simply love it!

Every Christmas my west coast son and his family send us a calendar of their family photos which we love to receive. The month of June, it is a close up picture of him and his adorable wife. I love these two so much and we are praying that soon he will receive a transfer back here to the Island. They want to move home so badly!

Aren't they a sweet couple? This guy was such a rebel growing up and caused me many sleepless nights but he has turned into the sweetest and most loveable guy. All that praying and loving has sure made a difference in his life. I read somewhere not long ago that strong-willed children become adults who change the world as long as we can hang on for the ride and resist the temptation to "tame" the spirit out of them. How true!

I guess it's been a couple of weeks since I posted last. I received the results of my surgery and I'm thrilled to tell you they found no malignancy. Such a weight has been lifted from my shoulders and those of my family. I can't help but smile with the good news. 

Smile, it's the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart. ~ Anthony J. D'Angelo 

My middle son was planning a trip home immediately had the news been bad. Now he will come in August. My family is so supportive and I love them to the moon and back, as they say! These are my three guys and how blessed I am to be their mom.

Next on the agenda, is the gallbladder surgery and then hopefully I can enjoy my summer after that.

Here at home, the bleeding hearts have spread from the side of our house to the front and oh my, they are so pretty! I just love those perfect little pink hearts dangling from the vine.

Earth laughs in flowers. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I also have a pitcher of rainbow roses on a table in the corner of the living room. They always brighten the room up especially when we are having a dark and dreary day like we are today.

Pretty soon my Therese Bugnet roses will be in bloom and I am looking forward to bringing their heady fragrance into my home for bouquets. 

A joyful heart is good medicine. ~ Proverbs 17:22

Well that's my news for now. Thank you everyone for your prayers and lovely comments. Wishing you all joy and remember to count your blessings. I know I am!

Spring flowers are in blossom all over.
The whole world's a choir - and singing!
Spring warblers are filling the forest
with sweet arpeggios. ~ Song of Solomon 2:12 - the Message

Home Sweet Home

 Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi


  1. What wonderful news, Sandi! Praising the Lord for this good report!

    We are having a wet and grey skied spring so far and we hope that summer will be sunnier!

    I adore bleeding hearts!

  2. So glad to hear you had a good report.

  3. I am so glad that you got a good report back and good luck with your surgery. I will be saying prayers for you. Get well.

  4. Oh That is wonderful news I am so thrilled all is ok . Lovely photos and handsome boys , I mean young men to . I had my gallbladder removed 20 years ago , today it is like nothing for them to do now I am sure all will go well for you and you will be up and running in no time and good luck . I love the Bleeding hearts mine is huge this year to and full of perfect little heart shaped flowers, so amazing isn't it this time of year ?! Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

  5. I'm smiling at your wonderful news too! Your bleeding hearts are beautiful! My bleeding hearts finished blooming a few weeks ago. Enjoy your favourite season!

  6. So happy to hear your new goods. My bleeding hearts are flowering also. My friends in the Eastern Townships have white ones. I tried to grow them here in the Gaspe but they didn't return the year after I planted them. It must be too cold here. Nice photos of your handsome sons. Have a nice week. xo

  7. How wonderful to read your good news!

    Great photo of your three sons, and a lovely photo of one son and his wife.

    Your bleeding hearts and roses are so pretty.

    Happy Summer to you ~ FlowerLady

  8. What wonderful news, Sandi! I am so happy for you! I hope that you have a Happy Tuesday and enjoy the rest of your week. Your flowers are gorgeous!

  9. PTL for your good news. We have a son who caused us sleepless nights and who we were concerned over. We thank God he settled into a good wholesome groove. How nice to have 3 sons! Hope your surgery goes well and it's all uphill from there.

  10. I am so happy about your great news, Sandi, and will continue to pray for your next surgery. I loved seeing all your pics, and of course, I love your quotes. Aren't those bleeding hearts the prettiest flower? Love and blessings to you, sweet friend.

  11. I'm so glad the news was good, Sandi. It's hard to wait, not knowing. Your boys are handsome ones, and I'm sure they love their mama very much. Oh, how we pray for our children and entrust them into God's loving care.

  12. Dear Sandi, Praising the Lord with you for such wonderful news! Thank You Lord Jesus! Praying for the gallbladder surgery as well. Oh I love the saying about the strong willed child. I have three daughters and my middle daughter was my strong willed child. There were many days I thought I would probably TAKE HER OUT OF THIS WORLD! LOL! As the old saying goes, I brought you into this world and I will take you out! Needless to say, she is a beautiful woman, wife and mother and Loves the Lord so very much. YES...the prayers of a mama----goes a long ways! I love your bleeding hearts. I guess I have never heard of such! WOW! How beautiful! You got some good looking sons Sandi. I know that you feel so very blessed. So good to see you post. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  13. Such WONDERFUL news! Praise the Lord! And so happy that your family is so supportive throughout these ordeals. You are truly blessed. Love your roses and flowers...and that bleeding heart is gorgeous! So thankful that you are resting in Christ and enjoying this time of healing. Still praying for your next surgery. God is with you.

  14. So relieved to hear your good news! Your sons are quite handsome men and I am sure make you proud! The flowers are beautiful! Have a wonderful day ahead!

  15. Oh my Sandi what good news! I had been praying for you and prayers answered! Take care and get well soon. Your bleeding hearts are beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi