Sunday, May 31, 2009

Peanut Butter and Friends

Today, I am reminded of a quote from Charlie Brown as I was making a bite of lunch.
"If you're eating a peanut butter sandwich,
it means that you're lonely.

If it sticks to the roof of your mouth,
you're extra lonely."

Whether or not that is true :)
peanut butter on toast with coffee
is a yummy way to reflect on friends.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Victoria Day


Victoria Day brings back many pleasant memories:

*Sunshine sparkling on the water of the
Bras d 'Or Lake

*Warm Spring breeze
*Thoughts of celebrating the day off from school
*Dreaming and living adventures with my sister
*Carrying a picnic lunch
that tasted especially good that day
*Peaceful, clear thoughts that seemed to
set the day apart from all others
*Reflections on my geneology which connected
my to this day
*Anticipation of the end of the school year

Those were wonderful, sweet days
which I will treasure always!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

St. Therese of Lisieux

I am reading "The Story of a Soul", the writings of St. Therese of Lisieux. At the age of 15, she was given permission to enter Carmel to become a nun. She died at the very young age of 24 of tuberculosis. Her writings express the sweetest heart of love and adoration for Jesus.
In the first part of the book, she is introducing her family and last night, as I was reading, I came upon some thoughts she wrote about mothers. Today, being Mother's Day, I thought it appropriate to share them with you.
"...Ah! How delicate is the heart of a mother! How it translates its tenderness into a thousand watchful caring acts that no one would think about!"
As mothers, we often don't think about it either because these thousand acts come out of love for our children. Its just part of being a mom to care lovingly for our children.
Bless you, tenderhearted moms! I know One whose eyes are ever attentive to every thing you do in love. Nothing escapes His notice.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

May you be honored by your families
May you be encouraged by your friends
May you be blessed by your God
Happy Mother's Day - May 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Raining, heavy, constant, relentless
I cannot sleep - so many memories
Tears, questions, shock, grief
It was raining like this that night, too
I remember lying in bed feeling sure
that all of creation was mourning with us
Tonight, I tried to sleep but my body was tense
I had to remind myself
"Joy comes in the morning."
And I remembered that
Joy comes in the mourning
He, who is my joy
Comes in the midst of my mourning
And brings rest and hope
For the new day yet to dawn