I Love Thursday #83
This is our 83rd post of things we love for the week. We post these loves each Thursday along with LeeAnna on her blog at Not Afraid of Color. Several additional friends also share on a weekly basis – be sure to check them out. You will surely find something to inspire you.
Visitors! Here are Auntie Sue and Auntie Rose with sweet baby Alice. Alice took her first airplane ride to visit her grandma at six months and brought her mom along too for fun. Alice is now a third generation Safe Family member, and when we all travel together I know she’ll make smart, safe decisions. Alice’s legs are nice and strong, and she loves to jump, jump, jump and laugh.
My brother-in-law! I recently lost my brother-in-law, Tom. While that was his “official” title, he was always more than that to me. Since my mom and sister were pregnant at the same time (!!), I was blessed to have several sets of parents. I can only imagine how he felt celebrating the birth of his first child and having his mother-in-law come to visit for two weeks. She brought along her six-month-old child (me), his newly born niece. That May it was very hot and I am told that I wasn’t very happy about it being so hot. I still don’t like hot weather! Anyway, I have a LOT of good and happy memories of Tom. I was blessed to have him in my family and to have known him for 60 years. ~smile~ ♥ ♥ (Cubs colors because he was a huge fan! Fly the W!)
Please remember and never forget. I work in a Jewish community, and each year to remember the Holocaust the Community Center has their lawn covered with so many yellow flags. It moves me to tears each year. I was finally able to obtain a photo of the sea of flags; missing are the signs that tell the tale of the great multitude of lives that were lost. The beauty of the setting and the day the photo was taken doesn’t diminish the message one bit. So very many flags . . .
Mother’s Day celebration! I may be a bit more sensitive than usual, but probably not. I’ve always been a crier – you need to cry over something, I’m your friend to cry with you. I cry at commercials. Anyhoo, Saturday night we are gathering together (to ask the Lord’s blessing) for dinner at Sue’s sister. It’s a Mother’s Day celebration because it will be fun. Sue’s mom, Janice, Andrea and all our peeps will be there. We’re not Mothers per se (nor mothers either) but we will celebrate with the best of them. And we’ll enjoy the big kids enjoying the little ones. Woot woot! Makes me want to cry. ♥ ♥ B.l.e.s.s.e.d. We wish each of you a very Happy Mother’s Day!
Someone turned four months just last weekend! I’m not naming any names but her name might just be Addison. That beautiful smile she shared is one for her daddy because she IS a daddy’s girl. Another huge accomplishment for Addi last week is that she started eating cereal because she was waking up hungry during the night. Her first spoonful stayed on her lips for a bit, but shortly thereafter she wanted to take the spoon and feed herself. That girl has it going on! If you were to look closely you would see some cereal on her nose, in her hair, on her neck. I think she thought a skin treatment was a good idea; isn’t oatmeal used for that all the time she wondered?! Brother and sister shared a moment celebrating her accomplishments.
While sweet girl stayed with grandma, Sue, Dominic and I walked down the block to visit Luke. Lots of interesting things were discovered on the way, like the neighbor who was cutting the grass and a dog barking. Finally, we made it to Luke’s and Dominic found a new friend there. Later that day, Dominic found himself all locked up like London’s Bridge while we sang about throwing away the keys. Sue’s legs were the bridge in this case. The last two photos show Dominic looking at Luke’s house . . . hey, I recognize that house. He took himself up to the front door, wondering if his new friend Luke wanted to come out and play??
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