I’ve been browsing my blogging situation

And found far more positives than I deserve,

It is really beyond my imagination,

As with pleasure I observe.


About forty new followers who have had little to follow

Thirty or forty who generously leave me likes

So many encourage, tho’ my creative wits are hollow.

But no one has called me out on strikes.


It is with pleasure that I tell you the doctor

Says “walk.”  Still I find I frown like a grouch.

Transition is painful as I depend on the walker;

Every step I try, my brain yells, “Ouch.”


I recently read my former blog –

“An Octogenarian’s Day” – which listed my bliss.

Well, seven weeks down makes me tired as a dog

But,  I’m determined to settle for nothing less!

(I am mindful of God’s caution about boasting in one’s self.  I remember that there is little I can do without His help.  When I was in Rehab, someone sent me a card that I read many times.  It was a statement about how God knows the needs of each of his sheep and he will not get my needs mixed up with any other.  I’m so glad to be UNIQUELY HIS, as each of you are.  Be blessed as you all walk through your own valleys.  You are each special to Him!)

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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8 Responses to UNIQUELY HIS

  1. Dawn Marie says:

    I am so excited for your New Followers!! They will quickly discover all the joy you will bring to their hearts! (PS-Our last name means Sheep in German, giggles!)

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thanks much, dear Dawn. How special to have a little token like your name to share with your Jesus, the Great Shepherd. Uniquely His. He has a creative way to remind each of us that we are special to him.

  2. dawnlizjones says:

    AND YEA! You’re writing again. I agree with the other Dawn that your new followers are in for some sweetness on your blog. You are a safe place to land. Be patient with yourself!

    • oneta hayes says:

      What could be nicer than another Dawn! My son just brought this tablet in for me to play some catch up with my e-mail. Larger keyboard than the kindle. I feel like my playground has increased in size! Thanks much to you, my special blessing. I hate that I have missed so many of your object lessons posts. You feed such good food for the soul. 😀

  3. Faye says:

    Uniquely his. With a writing voice that only you can express. I still feel excited when I now you have posted. Day by day with Grace and Peace live, LOVE AND EXPRESS. Be patient and kind with yourself.

  4. Your ouch didn’t take away your sense of humour 🙂

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