So I switched over to Netflix and looked for something entertaining. After a couple of misses, I clicked on a movie called Lion - and found myself thinking about things like "love" and "being lost" and "finding home".
I found a package of photos in my basement and spent a few minutes running through them.
But when I shuffled through them, there was a picture of me -- when I was one year old.
The writing on the back of the photo said "19-6" and it looks like I'm not more than a year old. My sister looks as though she's definitely well into being two. I'm guessing the picture was taken on June 19. From what I can tell it was taken in my grandparents' kitchen. While my dad and grandfather were building my parent's house, we lived for a short time with my dad's parents. Memories of that time are long gone, but the picture remains.
It makes me laugh - everyone has smiles and I look as though I'm totally dumbfounded. The last to figure things out.
It's that - or I'm wondering who's going to change my diaper. (Big grin...)
What would YOU do if this were your last day on earth...?
I think if this were my last day on earth, I would want to gather all my family, friends, and acquaintances and make sure they knew that God has a wonderful plan of salvation for each of them.
I remember the night she watched her first Disney animated movie - "The Little Mermaid".
I remember her driving around in a little motorized car my Dad gave to her one Christmas. I remember their smiles - big, broad, and so full of joy.
I remember her first day at pre-kindergarten and the days afterward when she would ride along with me to school. Me a teacher, she sucking a binky and singing along to the Bible tune tape she loved to listen to.
I remember holding her in my lap - and wishing she would never grow up. How desperately we wish that time would stand still.
I remember the time I made her cry because of something I said. One of the saddest days of my life. It still brings a lump to my throat when I realize how deeply she feels things.
I remember her struggles in school and college - and how wonderfully she overcame them through hard work and incredible creativity.
I remember her greatest victories and her private little bumps in the road.
She's my niece - and today she becomes a bride...
How can I possibly celebrate Mother’s Day, when it’s a day that reminds me of all that I have lost?
And yet, it’s also a reminder of all that I was given. With every memory of her, You reminded me that she’s as close as You are. I can be close to her only when I draw close to You.
I have to admit it was very wonderful day.
My niece wanted to go to the fall Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival near Harper's Ferry, WV. It has become sort of a fall tradition for us to go to one of the three days of this fall event and of course I made plans to go. My sister and nephew also came along. I love spending time with them all. It was a wonderful day.