Magnanimously homeschooling, worshiping, creating.......

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

warm weather, birthdays and gardens...oh my

Here are the seedlings I bought from Azure. On a whim, because the warm weather and sunshine made it impossible not to, I carved out a half hour to tidy up part of my garden and get these cool loving plants in the ground. I tried to keep the garden simple and plant things I will eat...nothing else. This is only about an 1/8th of my garden. The soil made me so happy, it was moist, dark, pleasant smelling and full of moist, active worms. That's right....NO TILLING NEEDED!!! Nothing could make this gardener more happy! My hubs was not so sure, since he loves preparing my garden for me. No worries honey, there is still much to be done. :)
I will try to work on a little section at a time, since my adrenals do not like it when I work too long in the garden.

You can't see the large pile of debris on the burn pile or compost bin, but it's there and I purposely left all the leaves at the fence due to creeping charlie, the weed that keeps on coming. UGH.

We had a fabulously beautiful day celebrating daddy's birthday on Sunday. I am so thankful for this loving, steady man. We have really been through the fire together and with God as our shield, we have clung to Him and one another. We will love and care for the ones God has left here for us to care for (Gold leader is all grown up) and we will see our dear boy again one day. We miss you Braveheart!
We will have joy. 
Even when our hearts know the kind of loss that one ever wants to know.
We have joy for them...
For each other....

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Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.