Thursday, September 22, 2011

In the Garden

 My most favourite part of the day, is the early evening. Just when the sun starts to set.
I am so happy that it is now warm enough for me to be able to sit on the patio and watch the sun go down.

It is the part of the day, when I can just sit and breathe. I love listening to all the sounds, the mad chatter of the daytime birds coming in to roost, and then the evening birds waking up.

I especially love the sunset. Tonight Daddy painted the sky a bright orange, that faded into pink...sigh...

As I walked around the garden this evening, I had a big smile on my face. My very precious Father in Law, Bill, sent over some plants for me. Dad has the most spectacular garden. (When I grow up, I want to be able to garden like him (^^,)

Dad knows how much I love the garden, that for my birthday, (while I was away) he planted an entire bed for me. He also knows that I also forget to water the garden, when things get busy, so he planted a bed of succulents! LOL

I live next door to my folks, so Dad came over bright and early to drop off the plants, as well as two very strong men, to plant them!

The finished result..

By November they should all be flowering.

I love the relationship that I have with Bill. My heart sings when he calls me "My Girl"

Sitting on my patio lost in thought, I thought about my family. I once heard a saying...'You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family'... personally I think it is such a dumb saying. I believe God chooses our families. He knows just what we need (cheeky grin on my face). When I look at my family and extended family, I am grateful for each and everyone of them, sometimes we butt heads, but for the most part we're all cool. 

I had such an amazing thought last night, after reading Jan's blog. We chatted last night and she said that she was so overwhelmed from all the support that she has gotten over the past few days!  And out of my spirit I said, 'well my babe, that's just what family does, we're all part of the body of Christ'
We're all part of the same family (^^,)

Thank you precious Jesus for the most wonderful family that you have blessed me with. 

As you sit and relax this evening, take a moment to thank Precious Jesus for your family, and close friends.
Reach out and let them know how special they are to you.

 Have a super evening,

Chat soon, sweet friends

Niqui xx


  1. What a beautiful post. I love reading your blogs my amazing sister. Your heart always shines through. How blessed I am to call you my big sis. You touch my life in so many ways every day! Have a beautiful day in your beautiful garden. I miss that garden! I need to visit soon!!!

  2. Mmmmm...I know and love that garden too - you take the most beautiful pics my Darling - well Done!!
    Momma x