Sunday, June 17, 2012

re-post of "men in trees"

~i know it's father's day but this is a re-post from a while back-- my mother passed away almost a year ago<3~
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i have shared with you about my mother----something she talks about has really got me wondering--you know i told you she seems to see things and people. which everyone says is a part of her disease--but this one thing seems about more- see what you think

for the last few months she has talked about these men (that sometimes have special suits on) walking (not climbing) in the trees in the backyard next door- she talks about how they are preparing and taking care of the animals and trying to save them- she talks about how remarkable it is , the job they are doing-

now i have to tell you that the last couple of weeks her mind has seemed to me to be much much clearer- she can carry on a conversation and just seems so much better in many ways to me--
my daughter robyn was saying today (after i got off the phone with mama and she was telling the same story about the men in trees) that she thought that maybe nana was seeing angels - that it was maybe the way God does it - like that most of us can't see them but that angels are around doing many of the things that we attribute to nature -- a very interesting thought--

i was reminded of a conversation that my husband frank and i had the other day- he was saying how it was so fascinating how God had designed things in nature- he was saying how for instance the wind- it moves the clouds , that makes rain- it cools the earth and also blows seeds around-

i asked him- if God could just do anything then why wouldn't He just say it be done- why the intricate nature system--and frank said maybe God just got tired of twitching his nose--

then we saw a sign outside of a local baptist church that said--"God couldn't be everywhere, that's why He made mother's"-- i guess they weren't thinking about the part about God being everywhere at once---

of course God could do everything all by himself--but wouldn't he have much more fun doing it with "men in trees"

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  2. My friend and I think that God has a sense of humor... that's why he leaves us all there to fumble often and try to figure out what his grand plan is after all. :)

    Happy Sunday. ;)

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    1. oh i know for sure He has the best sense of humor of all----i point to certain people as proof--myself topping the list!!

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  3. I did wonder as I read the story if your mom was seeing angels. However God works is such a mystery,isn't it? I'm just glad he does work in our lives and provides everything we need! Thinking of you in the days ahead as you come up to the first year anniversary of your mom's passing.

    betty

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    1. it is all a mystery for sure---thank you so much betty:)

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  4. IF there is a God one of the chief issues I have is the way the church portray him (her?). I would be far more receptive to the idea if religion was brought up to date. From what I can gather God hasn't visited anyone personally for over a thousand years (although one or two people in white sleeveless jackets might argue).

    How can we today so blindly follow the interpretations of primitive misogynists. Looking back at the culture of the time and location where the biblical stories spring from there was more bigotry and racism then than there is now.

    Women in that part of the world were (and still are) regarded as second class citizens and I don't believe in the superiority of any race let alone gender.

    As far as I am concerned the jury is out on God. I know from personal experience there is a lot more to this world than can be explained by science so I remain open-minded.

    People question Gods' workings because of expectation. Is it just possible that God might not be infallible. He made us in his own image and look how messed up we are.

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    1. while i do not agree with some of your thoughts on this, jp---i am glad you remain open minded---but i think if we also stay open "hearted"---we can see much--and i can tell you have a soft heart:)

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  5. Sorry about your Mom passing Lynn. The anniversary dates of those times are trying to say the least. The mysterious ways of this earth never cease to amaze me and it sounds like your Mom was an amazing woman.

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    1. i know it never ceases to amaze me also----too many mysteries for me to fathom -- thanks so much:)

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  6. I, too, was thinking angels. Thanks for sharing this, Lynn. ♥

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    1. i'm glad you thought that too, dana <3

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  7. Men in Trees...sounds like a good title for a book!

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    1. i think it was or at least a tv show!

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  8. Everything about the natural world and the humans who inhabit it fascinates me. I understand folks who are nearing the end of their lives "see" things and describe them in metaphors. One of my family member talked about the white squirrels who were going to take him for a ride, another about the visitors who came and watched over her during the night. Makes me wonder what's out there that I can't see...

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    1. i know--me too--i believe there are angels right in front of us and all around--but most of the time we cannot see them!

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  9. Men dressed in suits, in the trees - Must be angels!
    Sorry about your mum passing, hope you are doing okay!

    My thoughts are with you!

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    1. i know--i think they must have been too--i am doing well---thanks so much for your kind thoughts c.m. :)

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