Tuesday, October 9, 2012


A loss for words...

    Yesterday as I posted the pictures from our Fall Fun weekend there were so many things I wanted to say in addition to the photos. I wanted to share with you the joy of watching Sweet Baby K paint her first pumpkin. Tell you how we all laughed and spit out burnt, but coveted pumpkin seeds....Let my readers in on the emotions I was feeling when last Sunday I made time to do all the small things my kids had been wanting to do....

    These feelings began Saturday as our family gathered around my grandmother who has recently been diagnosed with Leukemia.... When looking at her you would never know. The woman is a spit fire, has been all her life! Even with all the helping hands available Saturday she still insisted on keeping busy. I finally sat with my husband and children feeling all that was to be done, was done...Grandma, once every one was seated and plates full, finally served herself and was on her way to her seat. Approaching our table we slid in to let her pass. I touched her arm and noticed eyes full of fresh tears threatening to spill as she surveyed the crowd that had assembled on her behalf. "Grandma, please sit down." I urged.... 

    "Grandma, what else can I get for you? What do you need?" A single shiny tear escaped and rolled down her cheek as she grasped my arm and replied "Just more time."

   This singular statement has been haunting me all week. Make time, no matter the cost. Make time no matter the inconvenience. Make time today to put the truly important things on top. Make time....


  1. Hi, I'm Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com) visiting from the TALU.

    One word about this post:

    Anyway, it’s nice to "meet" you. I hope you can pop over to my blog and say hi sometime if you get the chance.

    1. Hi again Anne:) Thanks so much for the linky! Thank you for visiting!

  2. Just more time....we can be wise and learn from a phrase like that, hold our dear ones close and soak up each moment of this life. Or we can grow full of fear and close ourselves off from any more pain. Praying for your entire family tonight and that you will stay open and feel all of this with your whole heart. I know it hurts, but it also grows us in so many ways. Love and prayers to your sweet family during this time.

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet, and kind words! It amazes me how a concept we are all aware of has the power to stop us in our tracks, and remind us of our own mortality! It is so important to keep these thoughts in our hearts and to love and understand one another as if we are living our last moments!
      Thank you!


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