Our Home our Haven

Our Home our Haven

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Piglet sidled up behind Pooh
"Pooh" he whispered.
"Yes Piglet?"
"Nothing" said Piglet,taking Pooh's paw
"I just wanted to be sure of you".
A.A.Milne(Winnie-the Pooh)

When I read these words three things come to mind.The first is the vision of a little child looking up at Mum or Dad and saying nothing with words but absolute chapters with the look in the childs eyes.
After all, that is all a child really needs isn't it in life, just to be sure he or she is safe in the arms of the parents,hopefully both but in the cases of broken homes the need to be sure of the one parent with primary care.
As I look back at my life as a child of an abusive home first then leading to a broken home,I can say with all honesty and pride that my Mum made me feel those word,for we were sure she would always be there for us, and she was, and now I am looking after her and as a tiny little lady 89 years young I make sure she can look at me and she "can be sure of me" for I will not fail her as she did not fail me.

The second thing is did I make my children feel "sure",and do I make my granchildren feel "sure". It is their story to tell one day but I know I have done everything I can to make them feel safe.I have cuddled them,soothed them,LOVED them with all my being,is there anything more important?.

The third thing that comes to mind is friendship.Over the years I have given frienship too freely at times and have gotten badly burned, it is now in the September of my life that I look back and see the wonderful friendships I made in youth still standing,I look at old photos and think of some faces "what was their name?where are they now?". I believe friendships in life have seasons and reasons, people come and go into our lives and the ones still standing are those that we can be "sure" of.The ones there through thick and thin,some we only touch base with at Christmas but the heart feelings are still there.
New friendships have come along in the last 12 months and these people are so wonderful,I knew instantly they were people that I could be "sure"of.These are myCackle Club friends,and in my troubled times as in theirs we have all been there for one another,proving we can all be "sure of each other.

Above all these of course is my husband,so that makes 4 things .The song says "good and bad ,happy and sad"  this probably describes most marriages,and when you go through all those things and get to the 40th year you can look at each other and say,"I just wanted to be sure of you" and I am.

Other than our precious Lord ,our Heavenly Father,it is nice to know there are others in life we can be sure of, who will make us feel safe,shelter us in our storms in life.
Knowing that our God is there to take our burdens lighten our yolks makes our daily lives so much easier.We only have to ask Him to take our troubles,let our worries and woes go..Let it Go and Let God ... it is the one thing in life we can "be sure of".take care..


  1. What a lovely post.

    I have enjoyed reading through the seasons of your life. Some of them are very similar to mine.

    I think you are a wonderful daughter to be taking care of your dear mum. I hope to do the same for my parents when the time comes. They have done so much for me, that I could never repay, so there will be no question about looking after them if the need arises.

    Friendships are wonderful and every now and again you stumble across 'real' friends. I have been burned a few times too and now I am wary of friendships. I find myself sticking close to my family, much safer.

    I am glad you have the cackle club (love the name) sounds like a wonderful group of 'sure' friends.

    Thanks for sharing,


  2. What a lovely thought provoking post and so true. It's great that you have such a wonderful new set of friends in the cackle club, and your family are so lucky to have someone like you.
    Ann x

  3. Carole thank you for putting that deep thought provoking post up. Blogging friends are pretty special too.

  4. Carole, I enjoyed this message so much. It was very enriching and you signed out with thoughts that are as edifying as a Sunday morning worship service. I connect with your thinking...Let go and let Him. He will. Hugs and Smiles across the miles. Gerry

  5. Hi Carole, I've just caught up with your last two posts, lovely to read your reflections of people you can be 'sure' of and your beary tales. I've finally got the post up about your delightful parcel. You really picked up just what would be right for me by reading my blog. I am determined to use some trims this week and share them, not just keep looking at how pretty they are. I've started a new line for Etsy today- shabby angels and I am thinking to do small hearts, stars and angels as Christmas Decorations and sell them at the market also. see http://www.facebook.com/vintagechicdelights.Delcie

  6. Dear Carole Thank-you for visiting my blog and saying such beautiful things I have made the blog to keep in contact of what is happening on the farm with my older children whom have moved away. They are in different parts of the world and very much enjoy being "at home" via the blog each day.

    You are very good in wording. I have enjoyed this post.


  7. Thanks for popping in to my blog, would you like to sign up for my giveaway? I love my world of blogging, nice to find a Christian blog friend too!
    Love and prayers
    Heather x
    PS am off to a car boot this afternoon if it stops raining!

  8. Thank you for popping by my space and your kind words.
    Beverley x

  9. What a wonderful post. I couldn't help but have tears in my eyes as I read this. Every word was so very true. It is wonderful that you are taking care of your mum...my grandmother made me promise a few years before she died that if something happened to her and she was no longer able to live on her own, that I would not place her in a nursing home. She often visited those with her church friends & it was so sad to see the residents there. Of course I vowed to take care of her and I think she was "happy" of that until her death at 87...even then she was in good health & busy all the time. We often don't cherish those around us until it is too late.

    I am so very happy that you found my blog and now I can explore yours! :) I love "meeting" new friends like this!

    Hope you have a wonderful week and I'm off to finish reading your blog. :)


  10. Thank you for popping by and thank you for your comments. I cannot email direct my computer will not do outlook for some reason. Beverley xx

  11. Hi Carole
    What a lovely post, you really are so inspiring, your posts and your lovely comments on my own blog are so uplifting. After reading this post I just sat staring at my boy and smiling...he frowned at me with a confused look then beamed the biggest smile back. Priceless!
    Thanks for being a great blog friend.
    Deb x

  12. What lovely painting! Your rooster is very like one I painted in acrylics on fabric and made it into a postcard for an exchange. I wonder if you have the same book as me? I can't even tell you what its called, as my books are all packed away for the move!

  13. Love your blog...and thanks for pointing out that we all have a gift....somewhere or other!
    I have yet to find mine...but you inspired me to keep looking:)
    happy day to you,