Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Bright and shining day at my house:)


This morning we started out at -5 degrees.. It is now at 2 degrees with plenty of sunshine and the weatherman saying it's going to be a grand total of 9 today.. Well, that is promising.. It's almost noon.
Best news is that on Saturday it's suppose to go to 35.. We are going to be in a heat wave...That is going to feel so good. It's February and you just can't count on the weather to be good all the time.. As I have always said "If you don't like today ~ wait until tomorrow"...
I just went outside to get the mail and the birds are singing ~~! I mean singing not squawking. They are starting to sing with their spring voices.. Isn't that exciting...Spring is going to come and all this snow and cold weather is going to be behind us.. Just hope that all the melting snow doesn't cause anyone to have problems with flooding..
I see a bald eagle in the sky hovering over the field just North of my house. His lunch must be making movements in the snow out there in the field.. WOW he has been there for quite awhile.. He looks like a helicopter just hovering in one spot.. He is so big and his wing span is so large...He looks amazing.~! He must be after a rabbit... Whatever it is he can't outrun this big bird ~ Run for Cover~! Run for Cover~!
Have you ever thought of sponsoring a child through World Vision? I have a boy Paulin that is from Africa that I sponsor , he is 6 years old now.. I just received a letter from him telling me that the money I sent him has helped him with going to school this year. He is able to have books, pencils, paper and other school supplies. His village has a well now and he doesn't have to walk miles to get water anymore. He wrote to me and thanked me for all the things he and his family has received because of the money I have sent each month.. I thought how wonderful is this letter and knowing that the money I have sent has really helped this family and this boy.
When we give to a charity, we have no way of knowing who we are helping. In this instance, I not only get to know who, but I have the privilege of getting to know him as well. My ongoing relationship reminds me how fortunate I am to be in a position to help Paulin and his family.
89% of World Vision's total revenue goes to programs helping children and families in need. Aid from World Vision's partnerships reaches nearly 100 countries around the world.. There is a lot of hurting families not just here in America but also around the world..
SO if you are interested in sponsoring a child with World Vision.. go online and type in www.worldvision.org and sign up today to help a child in need.. I don't mean to sound like a commercial for World Vision.. I just received Paulin's letter and really enjoyed hearing from him and he telling me all the new things that are happening in his life because I care for him. What a joy it is to help out...with some one's life.. and to get a letter in the mail from him...
WEll, have a tiggeriffic day~! ta ta for now from Iowa....

6 comments:

Jo said...

Brrrr, dawg gone thats cold!, it ain't that cold here in the southeast, but I'm ready for Spring, I walk to my mailbox daily and yes, the birds were singing and the red-hawks were screeching.
~Jo
Lazy on Loblolly

rex22lbs said...

We're suppose to get a heat wave also this weekend. All the way to 33 degrees. YEA!!!!

Home In The Hollow said...

Perhaps some of that snow will melt for you soon! We have no snow here, just chilly...warm up on the way!!! Spring is only 39 days away...:)JP

Facing50Blog.com said...

I've just looked at your weather widget and winced - boy it is cold there isn't it?
Loved your story about the African boy. We sponsored some children from Mozambique a few years ago and you could not ask for more appreciative children. When they got pencils or t-shirts it was as if you had given them their hearts desires. Way to go.
I missed a couple of your last posts so I'm off to catch up.
Love visiting you - it's always cheerful in Tiggerific land!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

that is COLD.... love the story about the hawk up above...

thanks for sending best wishes for Teddy's birthday

kary and teddy

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Cold here in this part of Virginia, but nothing to complain about when I hear about your weather!

I do so love seeing Eagles and see them every once in awhile here in Virginia, around the Potomac. But when we lived in Alaska, we saw them all the time, and I always loved it!

Stay warm!! :-)