Thursday, June 30, 2011

They Are Made ~

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life, that fills them with compassion, gentleness and deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.

Elizabeth Kubler Ross

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Running Away ~

It's been a little tense here lately. Recently, my husband finished the first phase of a beach house he'd been working on for five straight weeks. Companies he worked with on some of the orders were not following through and made the job difficult. Needless to say, Charlie was feeling exasperated. When he would come home after working 4/10 hour days, he would snap at me over the littlest things. Then there was also my daughter who graduated from college with her Master's going through a lot of emotions as well. Let me just say the phrase, "You hurt those who are closest to you," really hit home.

While my son Rob was at work he'd text me a quick, "Hi mom ~ how's it going?"
I replied, "Shh... Don't tell anybody, but I'm running away."
He replied, "I won't tell anybody. Where are you going?"
I replied, "I don't know yet, I'm thinking about an ole' fishing town with a diner at the end of a pier where I could serve clam chowder or a diner called the Whistle Stop, nestled in a small country town next to a train track, and I could bake pies and serve fried fish and hush puppies."
Rob replied, "Can I come?"
I replied, "Yeah, you can come with me. You can be my cook and go fishing whenever you want."
He replied, "Let me know when."
I replied, "Okay."

I didn't ask him what was going on at home that made him want to run away nor did he ask me. We just understood where the other was coming from.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It's Texture Tuesday!

This weeks assignment has to be a photo with people in it. What girl doesn't like to play dress up? I know I did... and still do! ;)

I used Kim Klassen's texture called not to shabby.

The photo below is what it looked like before adding the texture.

Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.

Oliver Wendell Holmes


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Sunday, June 19, 2011

I See You ~


Even though you're not with me anymore, I see you all the time. I see you in Jessica; the determination she has to figure out how to do something and ability to freely speak her mind. I see you in your grandchildren, Rob's mischievous smile and his sneaky cheating hand when playing any type of game. I also see you in him when he goes camping or fishing by himself. I see you in Diandra; a heart for research and the bow in her legs. I see you in Vincent; curious and observant nature. I see you in Evan, how he gets a particular look on his face right before he throws a fit. I see you in me, with the love for family.

I see you everywhere. Thoughts of you are always in my heart.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Temporal Arrangement

There are times to be quiet, times to speak your mind, times to leave and times to stay. But whatever you do ~ do it for the right reasons and live without regret.