i got the seat of honor
next to my youngest grandchild
in the backseat
of my mountaineer
daughter rode shot-gun
grandma had precious minutes
with the little man
then distinctly identifying
the sounds they make
his nose, eyes, and so on
grandma and grandson giggled
and basked in each other's company
then it was time for daddy
to strap little man
in his stroller
we had arrived at the airport
the time for goodbyes had come
grandma got in the driver's seat
and drove away
they boarded a plane
and flew back to texas
i braved the afternoon crowds at several stores
the most important
my pain level is screaming
i arrived home at 10 pm
left that morning (friday)
at 9:15 am
pj's are still my attire
i finished a new 7-day only check-out
watched the ohio state/michigan game
our team won
now i'm at the computer
remembering my weekly psalm post
but it's an extremely 'good' tired
hope your weekend is turning out well
and that if you're tired
it's a good tired
To the Chief Musician; according to Jeduthun
[Ethan, the noted musician, founder of an official musical family]
A Psalm of David.
1) For God alone my soul waits in silence; from Him comes my salvation.
2)He only is my Rock and my Salvation, my Defense and my Fortress,
I shall not be greatly moved.
3)How long will you set upon a man that you may slay him, all of you,
like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence?
4)They only consult to cast him down from his height [to dishonor him];
they delight in lies.
They bless with their mouths, but they curse inwardly.
Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
5) My soul, wait only upon God and silently submit to Him;
for my hope and expectation are from Him.
6) He only is my Rock and my Salvation;
He is my Defense and my Fortress,
I shall not be moved.
7) With God rests my salvation an my glory;
He is my Rock of unyielding strength and impenetrable hardness,
and my refuge is in God!
8) Trust in, lean on, rely on, and have confidence in Him at all times,
you people; pour out your hearts before Him.]
God is a refuge for us (a fortress and a high tower).
9) Men of low degree are emptiness
and men of high degree are a lie and a delusion.
In the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath.
10) Trust not in and rely confidently not on extortion and oppression,
and do not vainly hope in robbery;
if riches increase, set not your heart on them.
11) God has spoken once, twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God.
12) Also to You, O Lord, belong mercy and loving kindness,
for You render to every man according to his work.
Thursday late afternoon, after being with his sisters and aunt
for his family's Thanksgiving dinner
our eyes are saying