HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE !
Monday, December 31, 2012
Friday, December 28, 2012
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS!
Notice Cohen hugging his Thomas the Tank Engine quilt Margaret made for him as Sophia is admires a plush sham Margaret gave her.
It is not as easy for Cohen to smile for the camera as it is for Sophia. He does not like to have his picture made.
The best present anyone received this year was the gift of family. Kasey, Toni's younger sister, flew in for a visit. Toni has missed her family and friends very much since moving here so spending time with her sissy was a true gift of love.
I was able to spend the day with all of my grown children and all of the grandchildren except for one but he will be back in the states tomorrow. Anna made a wonderful Christmas dinner and we spent the day at her house. It was good. I am blessed.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
You all have met Annie . Remember? She is Marian's baby. Marian has had her for six years. She and Marian have been through a lot together.
* quote from blog, StubbyDog, Aug. 2011,
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Vincent took Margaret, Sophia and Cohen to Sci Works, a museum in Winston Salem, on Friday morning. The children love going to there. They came back home around noon and the children ran excitedly into my room. As she pulled this beautiful little bird from a brown paper bag Sophia began telling me she picked out a surprise for me, then she pulled out this beautiful ring. She had picked the gifts for me from a consignment shop they had gone into. I couldn't be more pleased.
Here is Yum Yum resting in her little soft sided box house. I believe I need, and would enjoy, a people sized one, maybe in a soft beige color. In my case it would have a door that could be locked and would be called a padded cell.
I came to spend the week-end with Marian and, as you can see, the excitment of Grandma's visit wore off pretty quickly and they reverted to their usual ' rambunctious ' behavior.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Cohen points out his favorite decoration for me to see, a tiny brass tricycle. ( It is there, just hard to see. )
Sophia's Pre - K class had their Christmas play today. Of course, Daddy, Mommy, Cohen and Grandma' were there.
To the left of Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus are a cow, a donkey and a swine. I'm sorry I couldn't get a better picture of them. Their ears were much to be admired.
There were the usual number of sheperds along with a what appeared to be few field hands and the Wise Men who brought gifts to honor the Child King.
After the play the children took off their costumes and gathered to sing Christmas carols and distribute gifts they had made for their parents. Cohen went to the front of the room with his sister for a few minutes before the children started singing.
After the program there were refreshments for everyone. Sophia was caught by suprise with the inevitable post festivities let down every star feels when their big show closes.
After a talk with Daddy and some Mommy hugs the star compossed herself and we were able to have a post production lunch and go to the park to play. It was a busy day indeed.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Jesus with the Little Children
Come, O Jesus, Come! You, who above all else, love the Little Children, Grace and Comfort the young ones that have been subjected to the greatest evil of this world. Wrap them in your loving embrace and still their frightened hearts and minds. Restore their spirts, O Lord.
Come, O Jesus, Come! Wipe away the children's every tear and send them consolation in their sorrow and fear.
Come, O Jesus, Come! Send the Little Ones the blessed comfort and embrace of their earthly mother and father to teach them the way to love and trust again.
Come O Jesus, Come! Strengthen and enlighten the parents that they will have the strength and ability to parent and love all of their children as you desire.
Come, O Jesus, Come! Bless the departed children's brothers and sisters in their grief and carry them through their grief and the emotions they do not understand with your healing light and grace.
Come, O Jesus, Come! Bless the people of Newtown that they will overcome the horror thrust upon them and keep them unburdened from guilt and lingering fear.
Come, O Jesus, Come! Comfort all those that came to the aid of the teachers and children as they now bear the burden of having seen the true work of evil. Unburden their minds and spirits, O Lord.
Come, O Jesus, come!
We ask this through the Holy Innocence of Your Childhood and through the Love of your Blessed Mother, Mary.
The Holy Family