Today I am happy!
I don't really have a particular reason for this feeling,
only that I feel truly grateful.
Funny how that happens,
gratitude makes me happy.
I also am learning lessons, hard fought for lessons
that will make me be a better person if I allow the lesson to sink deep into my heart.
I have had the opportunity to learn this particular lesson 4 times now, and maybe,.... just maybe I will
experience a lightbulb moment and I will finally understand and move past this particular lesson
on to the next one.
It is amazing how that works.
But for today, right now, I am grateful to be given a fourth chance to gain insight,
insight that will help me along the way and propel me upwards along my journey.
For that is my goal, that is my choice.
I pray to be up to the challenge, and I pray with gratitude just to be given the chance.
As summer time winds down and days start getting shorter and cooler in the evening, I start having the feelings that seem to come with the time of harvest and gathering, I am having deep feelings of gratitude tonight. My summer has run by like someone being chased by a bear and I don't know where time has gone. I do feel that I have accomplished much this summer and I feel so grateful for the opportunity that was mine to travel and work in the yard and do all the things that I needed and wanted to do. I thank my Father-in-Heaven for giving me a body capable of doing all I asked of it. How wonderful it is to have the feeling and desire to go and do and have a body that makes it all possible. I am Grateful.
I also have deep and tender feelings of gratitude for my beautiful family. Every one of them, from the oldest to the youngest.
To my oldest granddaughter I want to say, you are truly a daughter of our Heavenly Father, who loves you deeply (even more then your grandma, if that is possible) and I want nothing more then for you to know and feel of that love. YOU are so amazing, and I LOVE YOU!
To my second granddaughter, How on earth could we have been so lucky to get you in our family. Your kindness and sweetness set you apart from anyone else in the room. You carry a lightness with you wherever you go and I LOVE YOU!
To my third little granddaughter, you are a constant source of joy, and even at your young age you are such a gracious little lady. Your smile is infectious. You make me be a better person just by being around you and I LOVE YOU!
My next grandbaby is my first grandson. He has a smile that could power a small city. It makes everyone around him smile and he is such an example of kindness to his younger siblings. I am so excited to watch you grow my little monkey, I LOVE YOU!
Number 5 grandbaby is my second grandson and he sends his grandmas heart all aflutter when he smiles and runs to me to give me the best hugs in the world. His enthusiasm for all he does is contagious and the world follows him as if he were a pied piper. HE makes everyone smile when he is around and I LOVE YOU!
Next to grace our family is another grandson so sweet and quiet, he has an uncanny ability to focus on a task until completed and quietly goes about his day of play. He loves his siblings and although he wipes off his adoring grandmas kisses, he always allows me to plant them on his little head before wiping them playfully away, I LOVE HIM!
My very precocious granddaughter came along next and she is a delight. She has an old soul and is very smart. She is a lovely little girl with a twinkle in her eyes when she laughs. She loves her little brother so very much and her grandma loves when she shares her sweet kisses with grandma, I LOVE YOU!
Next is my shy little grandson who makes his grandma work hard to get his time and attention. He is such a delightful little boy and so loving to his little brother. His curly blond hair is the thing that fairy tales are made of and he rewards my patience with his angelic laugh, I LOVE YOU!
My next granddaughter is more sparkling then a bottle of champagne. She bubbles all over the place and her eyes have a twinkle that just doesn't stop. The room lights up when she runs in (because walking just wouldn't do). She is the light of noonday and I LOVE YOU!
My next miniature little grandson is like a full grown adult in a little boy. He is so smart and inquisitive and can really jump on the trampoline like a pro. I love that he reminds me so much of his daddy, my youngest son. He is an angel child, and I LOVE YOU!
Grandbaby number 11 is a wonderful little boy, he is independent and loves to wave bye-bye. If left alone he loves to go exploring and can even be cajoled into giving his grandma a sweet kiss. He is extraordinary and I LOVE YOU!
Number 12 is a gorgeous bundle of love. He smiles without much convincing from his grandma, as a matter of fact, sometimes I look at him and he is just grinning at me willing me to look at him. He is a very solid little boy with a soft edge about him that draws everyone to him. He is a joy and I LOVE YOU!
As you can see, I have much to be grateful for. I don't know how I am so lucky and so fortunate. What could I have possibly done to warrant such gifts of love and spirit, I don't know, but I am so grateful to be in the lives of these valiant spirits.
I want to state unequivocally that children are the greatest gift of all and I want only to live worthy of the trust that has been placed in me to love and support them throughout their lives.
I'm a Stalker.....no, I'm serious....I stalk people
with blogs. Dedicated people that actually do blog
every single day.
They give me so much entertainment, and
And what do I do in return....? I Stalk them.
Every single day I go into my own blog to hook
up to their blogs and you know what?....When they
don't have anything new.. I pout!
Now, I am the LAST person to do such a thing as
I am such a slacker when it comes to posting.
And yet.... I still do it!
To some of my favorite targets I must, with head hung low,
apologize for my very boorish behavior. I take and take never
giving a thought to giving back...but their words are so insightful
and full of humor and just fun to read.. I can't stop myself.
I don't even want to stop myself. Its fun and entertaining and gives me
the sense that I am a social being (which everyone knows I am NOT).
To Jenifer and Dawn and Tara and Jenny and Ree and Missy and Heidi and Nie and
cjane, I only wish I could sincerely apologize for my behavior, but I wont
because apologizing means I won't do it again.... AND I will!
As a matter of fact I plan to do a little blog surfing right now!
Don't say you haven't been warned. bwaahaaahaaaa!
For instance, how long has it been since my last post?
just a question
It's been awhile..I know
It isn't because there hasn't been stuff
to write about...
you know....good stuff!
We have had a new grandbaby since I last posted
a beautiful little boy, what a blessing!
and a son and his family moved back up here after getting a super duper job
My niece and her little fam have moved back home
after a long stint of being too far away from us.
We also found that we will be grandparents again
for the 12th time..... Man this NEVER gets old!!!!!
There have been many miles added to our frequent flyer
cards and also to the family truckster as we continue our
saga of meeting new and great people and seeing new
and greater places.
What a joy life can be..even with the challenges in life.
Without the challenges, the joy would never be so embraced.
What a strange contradiction that is.
Time can be a blessing or a curse depending on which side
of the aisle you are sitting on. Mostly I think it is a blessing.
There is sooooo much to do and so little time to get it all
done in. That is really why I haven't posted in so long....
My, how Time Flies! It has been 2 months since I last posted anything
and I am feeling a bit discombobulated (sorry, I am sure the spelling is bad,
not a word I write all that often)
Travel has been my middle name over the past 58 days,
I think I slept in my own bed a total of 4 days in January.
Some of my time was spent on Leisure, I will confess to that,
but a great amount was also spent on business.
(you know the thing that pays the rent and keeps the lights on)
Fortunately my business gives me opportunity to stretch my mind and
spend time around people.
(Not something, if left to my own devices, I would find myself doing.)
And so I feel quite content with the way I have spent my time,
and also exhausted.
March will give me time to regroup and recuperate as we will be home
at least half the month. I only wish that March weather made the 'staying at
home' part a bit more pleasant.
I shouldn't really complain too loudly as the bulk of my time away was
spent in sunny climates with shirtsleeve temperatures. But don't worry
we spent our share of time in the blustery weather of Colorado and Utah.
I also have been in Spokane Washington where my horizons were broadened
and my mind paradigm was shifted as I learned all about being alkaline and
healthy. May I say, Our bodies are truly miraculous things and what we do
to them can sometimes be nothing short of criminal.
It truly has been a remarkable 58 days and if only my lovely children and
grandchildren had been within arms reach it would have been a perfect
scenario, but that did make home draw me as a magnetic is drawn to
I am hopeful that it will not be another 2 months before posting something