Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wiser on Wednesday - Jeremiah 29:11

For surely I know the plans that I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.
Jeremiah 29:11 - NSRV

Monday, June 25, 2012

First 5K - YAY!

 No not me! - or you would've heard it on the news (lol) - but my daughter. She ran her first 5K (YAY!) Sunday, June 24, 2012 in the Baltimore Women's Classic Race* .
 waiting for Mommy to cross the finish line


Surrounding Mommy with our love and support!

*The Baltimore Women's Classic helps improve the quality of daily life for families engaged in gynecologic cancer treatment by providing services, such as transportation, grocery shopping, meal preparation, house cleaning and prescription drug co-payment. The race promotes a healthy spirit in our community where runners, volunteers and race organizers help women of all ages and abilities take strong steps toward a healthier lifestyle.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Family Photo - May 2012

Sometimes the best family photo is the one where no one is aware of the camera. No one has blinked or moved or frowned. There isn't one person "off". No one is requiring that we all say "cheese"; no one is posing. Everyone is as they were, as they are and... well... you get my meaning. This is my daughter, my son-in-law and my three grands eating water ice, looking at photos just taken and apparently heading for mommy's Ipad (smile). Fun times!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

I Agree - With is Better

Today I read a friend's blog entry entitled: "With is Better: An Account of My Own Faith".* In it she discusses seven reasons to believe in God and seven reasons not to believe. She ends stating that she has lived her life with and without belief in God and has ultimately decided that "with" is better.
I read her blog often if not daily and while I don't always comment today I did:

I was raised by believing parents, so I don't think I've known a time when I didn't believe in God and in that way we are different. I, of course, have doubted, gotten tired, frustrated, disillusioned with church... but never quite non-belief; never quite "without". So I may not get to have a vote that "with" is better. But I can and will state that it is. I have been in "hell" and can't imagine surviving it "without"; I have been with others in their hell and can't imagine helping them "without". I have loved and lost and can't imagine that pain/grief "without". I don't know "without" but because I know "with", I don't want "without".


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wiser on Wednesday - Maya Angelou

"I am capable of what every other human is capable of. This is one of the great lessons of war and life." Maya Angelou

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wiser on Wednesday - People we have loved...

I often think that people we have loved and who have loved us - not only make us more human - but they become a part of us and we carry them around all the time - whether we see them or not  - and in some ways we are the sum total of those who have loved us and those we have given ourselves to.  - unknown

Friday, June 8, 2012

He's so Handsome!

In my hat/school uniform
June 2012

I love that smile
June 2012

 so handsome!
June 2012