Sunday, May 27, 2012

Busking Midst The Busyness

Summer has hit here early. We are done school for the season and it seemed like a good idea to go do something fun! Our boys have never experienced the summer fun that occupied our older children for several years (and lined their pockets with some hard cold cash) so we took them to a near by Dandelion Festival and let them try their hand at busking. They took to it like a duck takes to water! The first place they played was a small bakery called, Grahame's Bakery. From there we wandered downtown and they set up at Butler's Victorian Pantry on Main St. in Kemptville. They did haul in some money, but the experience was the thing that pleased them most. I think they will be trying this again.

That leads me to the busyness. Our oldest son and family moved this weekend to a lovely house in the country. Thankfully all that was required of me was some munchies so that was easy. This weekend coming, our daughter and husband move down from Ottawa. Weekend after that our son is getting married, and then the following weekend we will hopefully have a new grandbaby. Lots to get this summer going.

When I think about how God is watching over our evergrowing family, I marvel at how He numbers even the hairs on our heads. I have a hard time keeping everything straight. Good thing He knows and is meeting our needs even before they are on our tongues. He is the God who sees around corners and orchestrates everything so wonderfully well.

"The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade on your right hand.
The sun will not smite you by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul.
The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forever."

Psalm 121:5-8

We are doin' a lot of 'going out and coming in' lately. I am so thankful that God knows all about it and that I can trust Him to guide us. 

Here comes June!


  1. How wonderful that will be when you welcome your new grandchild! (and in the fall, your 4th!) And isn't it fun to visit your kids once they get their own house?! Like a new hobby for us. The festival does look like fun, and you had such nice weather for it. love,andrea

  2. Thank you Andrea! Life is full of any number of pleasant things, isn't it?

  3. good morning or afternoon? im hosting a blog on tuesday's and the whole purpose is sharing with others...are not many people out of holland most of my friends are from the usa...will love that you join...thank you if you do..friendship is something the lord wants from us...blessings

  4. Sounds like amongst the business, there are many blessings occurring within your family. :)

  5. thanks friend for passing by blessings your way

  6. Mara, God is so good to us. There are joys and trials but through it all, He is clearly holding us in the palm of His hand. There is no better Master to serve.

  7. I learned something new today. I didn't know that it was called busking! Cute story! :) (Visiting from A Holy Experience.)

  8. I didn't know it was called Busking either, until we started doing it with our five older children in the 90's. It is practically a culture of its own ;)