Posts in category "Joy of Family"

Life's Greatest Blessing

A while back a friend gave me a photo frame that says “Family” on it, and then the sentence “the love of a family is life’s greatest blessing“. I have a picture in it of my mom, step-dad, my sibs and all of our children at the time. There are 18 people in the photo... Read more »

Giving Thanks or Thanksgiving?

Not sure if I think there’s a difference between Giving Thanks and Thanksgiving, but some people seem to think so. At any rate, today I am thinking about the things I treasure, enjoy or just plain like a lot in my life and Giving Thanks for them. Giving Thanks is something we don’t do often... Read more »

What Grandchildren Teach Us

I didn’t understand. Not really. My friend, Mary, said it best several years ago. “I don’t see what the big deal is all about. People just go on and on about their grandchildren and it’s not that big of a deal!!” Well, that was before she had any grandchildren and before I did. Now she... Read more »

The Power of Reconnecting Though Family Stories

I like to write about the stories we all carry with us though life. Sometimes you don’t think about the meaning and strength of the stories that define you and knit your family together, and you forget to share the joys and sorrows with others.  Sometimes you don’t want to share them. But I’ve been on... Read more »

The Joys of the Thesaurus

In my new life as a paid blogger, and as an unpaid blogger, I have rediscovered Roget’s Thesaurus of Words and Phrases. Of course you can find an on-line version of Roget’s popular handbook, but I much prefer an edition from the late 1940’s that my dad used.  I know this because he wrote his... Read more »

The Circle of Life Before My Eyes

My husband and I have our first grandchild.  For those of you with grandchildren, that simple sentence says soooo much that words cannot convey.  The pride, the love, the overwhelming sense of being truly blessed by this little child who has no idea of the joy he gives so many people. Cody is about 9-1/2... Read more »

Memorial Day Is For Memories

Memorial Day!  In my childhood, it was always May 30, the first day of summer, the start of those warm/hot/humid days of no school, long hours of daylight, catching fireflies, and trips to the lake.  For me it never got any better than this. When I was a kid, we always went to my Grandma’s... Read more »

Cousins Reconnect - The Joy of Family

Friday was a splendid day for me.  I spent the day visiting with my cousin Phyllis, something I hadn’t done much of in the last, oh, 40 years or so. At one time, our families were very close.  My dad had only one brother and my mother is an only child.  So the five cousins I... Read more »