Sunday, January 12, 2014

Mosaic Monday ~ Rock-a-bye Baby

My granddaughter stayed with me a few precious hours today. When it came time for her nap, I laid her in her bed, scratched her back and sang "Rock-a-bye Baby" until she fell asleep. She brings me more joy than words can tell.  ♦

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

A New Year and A New Mantel

And now it's 2014. I understand the symbolism behind the practice of making resolutions, but in reality, a new year is no different than a new day. With every sunrise, new mercies appear, along with new opportunities to try harder and live better than we did the day before. I pray I don't squander the time I am blessed with in 2014.

Of course, a new year demands a new mantel, and I decided to showcase my three Willow Tree figurines. Each one was given to me as a gift, and each one has great significance.

My twin sister gave me the "Angel of Hope" during a difficult season.

Leslie gave me the "Mother and Daughter" after divorce left us with each other.

And on my first Grandparents Day last year, she gave me this "Grandmother" figurine.
I smile every time I see it.

Life is so fragile, my friends, and we aren't promised tomorrow. But I hope you are blessed with many beautiful tomorrows during the coming year, and that you seize each moment of every new day.

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