Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Happy Birthday To my Sweet Niece!

You were born today. I won't say how many years ago.(it would be impolite to mention a ladies age)  I remember that day well, your grandmother, who was there for your birth, called to tell me you had arrived.  Such excitement!  You have brought much joy to our family and made us proud.  I remember when you were two, you sat on my lap and I read to you, you picked out colors, and objects and even recognized a letter. Such a smart girl! look at you now! All grown up, married, working in a responsible position.  A beautiful little girl turned in to a beautiful young woman.  I think of you, your husband, and your brother every day.  My prayer for each of you each day is for your success at what you do, protection everywhere you go, satisfaction and happiness follow all through your life.

Today is your day, today I thank God for you, and ask he give you joy, peace, protection, and much happiness.

I love you  Happy Birthday
Your Uncle

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Post valentine Day Thoughts

Yesterday my mother's memory was very strong. Our mother's are our first Valentine after all, a mother's love transcends all but agape.  Each Valentine, my mother would bake a delicious chocolate cake in a heart shaped pan. Usually with pink icing,  it was special.  That is a memory I will carry with me and think of each February 14th for the rest of my life. This year it was a memory filled with both sadness and also sweetness. 

Yesterday was also a day where several friends reached out in different ways and cared for me. that was special.

So day by day, piece by piece I continue the work of grief, (which is really just beginning) as do the members of my family whom I think of daily. Each day is better in some way, some days are hard at times, but this too shall pass and cherished memories will remain.  I am glad to say amidst the grief through prayer, Scripture, devotional time there is peace.

Thank you for reading.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!!!

Happy Valentines Day 2012. I hope it finds you with the love of your life, or at least love in your life.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Happy Ground hog Day 2012

I enjoy February, it means the seemingly dead of winter January is over, there is a looking toward spring.  Plus in Feb. we have today Ground Hog Day, Washington's birthday and cherry pie, and of course Valentines day. My mother used to make a chocholate cake in a heart shaped pan for valentine day.  It was a tradition, as was a cherry pie on Washington's birthday. Oh the pleasant memories...

Today Feb. 2, 2012, the ground hog predictions are mixed, Phil saw his shadow, more winter, the on Staten Island and General Lee in the south did not see a shadow, so less winter. It will be interesting to see which one actually happens? 

Either way, I think there will be payback for all these nice warm days we have had.  I do feel for those who make a living in winter.  You know the snow plough drivers, ski resorts, even the teenagers who shovel snow.  However, the lack of cold and wintry weather enabled myself and my sister to travel to our mother's side before she passed away from us.  That was a blessing.

I say Happy Ground Hog day to you!