Celebrate the "Sweetness of Life."
I snagged this picture from Lynetta's blog. (Sorry Myneeta, I just couldn't help myself!)
I have found that as I grow older, life affords us very few "sweet times." I don't mean I don't have them but it seems they get fewer and farther in-between. So when they do come along such as having the grand daughters overnight and witnessing a beautiful sunrise or seeing a bird sitting on your patio railing and looking in the window at you in the middle of winter you have to celebrate it, appreciate it and keep them close to your heart.
In Ms Creek's blog she had a picture of her and Monte at the campfire when we were all singing. We sang the songs that Dad taught us, the hymns that Mom taught us and all of the songs that brought back such sweet memories. I barely remember the cold wet rain as we all huddled together and sang, but I do remember snuggling with my nieces and our voices ringing in beautiful harmony. One niece who wasn't around us while she was growing up knew most songs that we were singing because her mother taught them to her and to have her sing the songs and her voice blend with our voices sounded so precious to me. Yes, we were all there for our Mother's funeral but the pain of that is minute compared to the sweet memory of all of us singing together.
Let's not just talk about it, let's really plan on getting together again this coming summer! Let's pick a date and a place and just do it! Let's celebrate the sweetness of our lives and set aside the pain and just be together!
I love you all dearly!