"Don't wish me happiness I don't expect to be happy all the time....It's gotten beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all." Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Saturday, 22 December 2018


Several weeks ago I made a trip to town. It was dark in the early morning but light enough not to use the headlamp in my coat pocket. I pushed the wheelbarrow loaded with empty totes and several Christmas gifts that I needed to mail down to the wharf. On the mainland side after I put everything into the back of the truck we had a minor vehicle problem that providentially I was able to resolve. My young daughter asked, "Mommy what are we going to do when the motor falls out?" "God will provide," I replied. I know by experience that He will because He always has. Later back on the island we headed home with a wheelbarrow load. It was dark enough to use the headlamp. But instead I preferred to use the little bit of available light left in the sky. When we headed up the steep, dark bank to the cabin I lost part of my load. I heard Christmas oranges rolling behind me into the bushes. At the top of the bank I saw a single star - a single dot of light in a cloud draped sky. It reminded me long ago that it was faith that guided the wiseman to Bethlehem and it is faith guiding me home.

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  1. Beautiful writing. Merry Christmas and a peaceful new year!

  2. Hi Rhonda! So good to stop by and see how you are doing, I'm glad that you were able to get your truck started. I know it must be a bit of a worry in one sense, but as you said, in another, you know that when the time comes, the Lord will provide, He always does! How wonderful to see the little star and the spot of light that brought you a bit of joy in the moment, after losing the orange in the bushes! Praying you had a blessed and beautiful Christmas... much love to you sweet friend!

  3. I always look forward to your posts, but have never commented - I just want to wish you the best for the upcoming year, and to let you know how much I admire & respect you. You are providing your daughter with much love, good values and amazing memories.

  4. What a wonderful, wonderful story. I always feel like I am right there with you. I can smell the fresh air and "see" the dimming light. Rhonda, you are such a perfect mom for your daughter in this very imperfect world. xo Diana