Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A Weighty Matter

Because spring has been colder and damper than usual—with no need for irrigation just yet—we’re just now putting the gated pipe together. Hubby says that if the pipes were all assembled in one row, they would stretch just over a mile. But after we’ve lifted, carried, and hoisted the heavy, awkward, 30-foot long pipes onto the flatbed trailer; then pulled, carried, lowered, and pushed them together; it seems like 10 miles! Not that we do it all in a day. We’ve learned to have mercy on our shoulders and backs and pace ourselves—and enlist the help of our younger, stronger friend, Mario!

With her characteristic hand-lick, Sparkle introduces herself to Mario and his daughter Alexia.

   “Now I will take the load from your shoulders;
    I will free your hands from their heavy tasks.”
                                 --PSALM 81:6 (NLT)

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