Savoring the Moment


For me to be at one place with three of my children (Eric, Jadey and Briana) is a treat. To see Briana and meet her fiancée, Tom, made it a very special occasion. In my quietness, I am still in the moment.

For Thou didst form my inward parts;

Thou didst weave me in my mother’s womb,

I will give thanks to Thee,

for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

Wonderful are Thy works,

And my soul knows it very well.

My frame was not hidden from Thee,

When I was made in secret,

And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth.

Thine eyes have seen my unformed substance;

And in Thy book they were all written,

The days that were ordained for me,

When as yet there was not one of them.

Psalm 139: 13-16


Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Children roam, grassy hills

chasing butterflies, out for child like thrills

lion and lamb sit and watch

toddlers running and tumbling

and having fun..

flowers bright and trees so tall

fruit is falling

it’s a free for all

faces beaming

no more dreaming

happy and contented

somewhere over the rainbow

children are safe and free

whole and healthy

waiting for you and me…

r gould


Beauty Pageant Insanity

This morning I have been observing and of course taking photos of our Coral Bells that are blooming. They are pretty and delicate looking. Each little flower makes me think of the innocency of childhood.  I often relate the beauty of flowers to children. It may just be a grandma thing…But observing the soft pinks and whites makes me think of the sweetness of babies and children. This variety is called Cinnabar Silver. The long stem and cluster of tiny, bell-like blooms is striking in appearance to me.

My original thoughts this morning have been on what I consider the exploitation of children on television. It  revolves around child beauty pageants. What may have at one time been based on the fun of a child winning a blue ribbon, has gone way too far. Out of curiosity I have watched the  show which depicts the behaviors of mom’s gone overboard. It’s my opinion..I just want to see children not miss out on childhood fun, like playing with dolls, roller skating, riding bikes, playing board games, painting, coloring, jumping ropes, camping, going to the zoo and being able to observe our world of color and beauty..and having the freedom to bloom in their time, in their own child-like way.