Tuesday, January 28, 2014

My Little Girl and Hers~

How different a minute can be~ sharing the day, chuckling, jumping into a warm car amidst very cold air! and heading off for a change of pace and a quiet little dinner.... a few typed words, change the minute to fear, sadness, unanswered questions.  Our baby girl and her baby girl...again, fighting to enjoy the tummy time, the sweet movements, knocks, without worry, carefree, alone together, and yet enjoying everyone around them~ daddy and two brothers. grammie's and pop's, aunties and uncles, all excited, waiting with anticipation.  How different a minute can be~ unanswered questions that need to wait... Bless you precious little wee one, mine, and yours.  We love you beyond words.  Prayers for health and God's grace~

Monday, January 20, 2014


All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster's autobiography. 
Celebrated Italian director Federico Fellini (born January 20, 1920) started out as a humorist of sorts. In the postwar period he started a business drawing caricatures for American soldiers—it was called the Funny Face Shop.

Thanks you for your sweet insight!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Happy Birthday Ry!!

Happy Birthday to my 28 year old child, Ry~ You are loving, gentle, considerate, and so loved.  I told you the world needed you~ xo, Mom

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Sorrow vs Fear~

Sorrow is better than fear. Fear is a journey, a terrible journey. But, sorrow is at least an arriving. 
January 11, 1903: South African author Alan Paton wrote Cry, the Beloved Country and founded the anti-apartheid Liberal Party of South Africa. He was born 111 years ago today.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


"Wise forgiveness knows that changes need to be made."

Sunday, January 5, 2014


Morning Prayer

Dear God,
I give this day to You.
May my mind stay centered on the things of spirit.
May I not be tempted to stray from love.
As I begin this day, I open to receive You.
Please enter where You already abide.
May my mind and heart be pure and true, and may I not deviate from the things of goodness.
May I see the love and innocence in all mankind, behind the masks we all wear and the illusions of this worldly plane.
I surrender to You my doings this day.
I ask only that they serve You and the healing of the world.
May I bring Your love and goodness with me, to give unto others wherever I go.
Make me the person You would have me be.
Direct my footsteps, and show me what You would have me do.
Make the world a safer, more beautiful place.
Bless all Your creatures.
Heal us all, and use me, dear Lord, that I might know the joy of being used by You.
- from Illuminata

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy 2014 !!

Of all sound of all bells... most solemn and touching is the peal which rings out the Old Year. 
Charles Lamb

Today, as we wish each other a Happy New Year, let us determine to be more sincere, compassionate, warm-hearted human beings, trying to make our world a more equal place. That way we'll actually make it a happy year.

Dalai Lama