Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Just One Morning

One of the most amazing things in life to me is that
so many beautiful things can take place in just one morning.
In such a short span of time, so many moments of laughter,
joy and sheer delight...
moments that make you pause and moments
that take your breath away...
I love days like this, especially when they take me by surprise.
When they just enter my world on their own without being scheduled.
Yesterday morning was one of those lovely days.
My daughter Chelsea came with Parker so we could take a little walk uptown.
Gabby had spent the night over with us and was already here.
Just a couple of blocks up the street is a favorite coffee and tea shop
we love to visit called Leaves N Beans.
Although Parker is a Big Boy who likes to sit in his own chair,
he also has to have his Sissy sit with him from time to time.
At one point I stepped inside for a glass of Iced Peppermint Tea
and Parker had to "Go with Grammy!".
There's a snack bar with tall barstools at the window so, of course,
he had to sit on one of those.
You should have heard the laughter when
Gabby turned around and he caught her eye.
Is there anything in the world that comes close
to the beauty of the laughter of a child?
If so, I haven't experienced it yet.
One of the best parts of having them here is
they always leave a piece of themselves behind
so that even when they're gone
I know my world has been graced by their beauty.

The gorgeous purple flowers in the first photo were discovered on our way home.
They were too pretty to pass by without capturing a quick snapshot.
These lovely yellow tulips were given to my mother
by my father for her birthday last week.
I am so thankful for my family.
Each and every one of them a blessing in their own way.
As you read this today I am with my sister at the Cancer Center in Peoria.
This is her second appointment.
She is going through a whole range of tests.
We are still uncertain of the diagnosis at this time.
However, fairly certain there will be a diagnosis.
I would appreciate it if you would remember Bridget in your prayers.
With a heart full of Hope and Thankfulness,

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope."
Romans 15:13


  1. such beautiful photos full of love and family! I'll be thinking of you and your sister, I hope that it goes as well as it can. Hugs and prayers for you both.

    1. Thank you my sweet friend. My Mom and I are still at the Cancer Center waiting while they run her through a million things ....
      Your kindness and prayers mean so much.
      Love to you,

  2. There is a beauty in an everyday mornings shared with love ones, and there is a beauty in you going with your sister to her appointment, your love will help support her and that is beautiful.

    1. You are so right on both points my friend...
      Life is a wondrous and precious thing. The only thing that really matters is how we love Jesus and each other. All else fades away ...
      Bless you on this fine day,


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