23 February 2013

think of what's at hand
not what's behind you
the Lord your God
will sustain
and keep you
He will give His angels
to watch over you
you love
and you are loved

18 February 2013

"And in the end,
it's not the years
in your life that count.
It's the life
in your years."

~ Abraham Lincoln

15 February 2013

The Magic of Love

Love is like magic
And it always will be.
For love still remains
Life's sweet mystery.
Love works in ways
That are wondrous and strange
And there's nothing in life
That love cannot change.
Love can transform
The most commonplace
Into beauty and splendor
And sweetness and grace.
Love is unselfish,
Understanding and kind,
For it sees with its heart
and not with its mind.
Love is the answer
That everyone seeks,
Love is the language
That every heart speaks.
Love can't be bought,
It is priceless and free,
Love, like pure magic,
Is life's sweet mystery.

~ Helen Steiner Rice

13 February 2013

"Never ignore a person who loves you,
cares for you, misses you.
Because one day,
you might wake up from your sleep
and realize
that you lost the moon
while counting the stars."

11 February 2013

Being a mom,
1) I never realized how lonely night could be until I had a colicky baby and lived six hours from friends and family
2) Having a child means liking the end pieces of the loaf, not needing as many clothes and shoes as they do, and trying really hard to like eating at McDonald's all the time
3) I never thought I could so happy that my child decide NOT to play softball and we didn't have to go to all those practices and school night games
4) Watching your child play in the yard makes you notice how many tiny flowers there are in the world
5) Just because they grow up and leave your home, doesn't mean you quit worrying about their health, safety, and well-being
6) You see them do good and you want to shout and yell out, "That's my child!"
7) You see them cry and you want to do bodily harm to the one responsible
8) When they introduce you to a date, and you know before you turn around, that you've never heard her sound like that before~and you just know, deep down, that she's given her heart, and he isn't even aware yet
9) To have her say, "Mom, I'm going to have a baby" and you feel elated and scared at the same time. Elated because she'll now know how deeply she's loved, yet scared because childbirth holds risks
10) Becoming a grandmother is to go full circle and necessary to bring comfort to the later years

PS ~This piece came from our first blog and you can click here to read it there, along with others from our earlier days, and below a recent photo of Jenny's family now. There's been a sweet addition.

02 February 2013

"When I saw you
I fell in love
and you smiled
because you knew"

~ Arrigo Boito

01 February 2013