There was stillness in the early morning twilight hour. The only sound was the call of the lone raven, from his perch in the tree.
The lady woke up before dawn. She poured herself a cup of tea, grabbed her jacket and walked out into the cool morning air. The tea warmed her as she stood by the lake, listening to the raven’s call.
The man reached over and felt the empty space next to him. He opened his eyes and looked groggily at the clock. It was barely the crack of dawn, where was she?
His wife heard his footsteps behind her. Soon she felt his arm wrapped around her shoulders. Gently he put his hand on her belly, feeling the baby kick. She put her hand over his and they marveled togethet at the new life growing inside of her.
The old man was sitting in the boat, listening to the call of the raven. There was no rush, he had no where to be. He could simply enjoy the peace. He didn’t know how much longer he had, each day was a gift, and he was going to enjoy it. He rowed into the morning’s light.
She put her head on her husband’s shoulder and smiled. They watched the rising sun’s reflection over the water.
A new day was dawning and hope was stirring, as she felt the baby kick again. No words were said. The only sound was the raven’s call, welcoming the dawn.
A shout out to my dear Mother in law today. It’s her birthday! Perhaps if you all yell “Happy Birthday” loud enough she will hear you the whole way out in the cornfields of Indiana. I really am thankful for her, there are so many horror stories you hear about MIL’s, but I am blessed to have a wonderful one! She of course is mutually blessed to have the best daughter in law! 🙂
I also can’t forget that if my brother was still alive, we would be celebrating his birthday today as well! Though my MIL”s cake would obviously have the most candles on it.
So in honor of 2 very special people have a great day! Cherish the Moments and find something that will make your heart smile!
A gloomy, rainy day here, but thankful to be inside, enjoying a nice cup of tea, while finding sunshine in quotes for all of you. Plus “chatting” with all of you brings smiles and sunshine to my heart. Wishing you all a great Tuesday filled with some of your favorite things!
Happy Tuesday! The morning is getting away from me again, but I still may get this post done before noon. How is July going for you so far? I know for a lot of people summer plans either got put on hold or totally changed due to the virus. We should be in the cornfields of Indiana right now, visiting my husband’s family, but we are waiting. I hope that even if plans have changed for you, that you can still find ways to make it a good summer! May today bring you smiles! As always thanks for reading and for your comments. For without all of you I definitely wouldn’t have as many smiles!
My sister shared this video and I found it very moving. It is almost 6 minutes long, but I feel it is worth it! I love bringing smiles to all of you, sometimes with crazy stories and sometimes with some powerful words by someone else. Enjoy, and would love to know your thoughts!
Happy June! I hope your first week of June brings some happiness amidst a world gone crazy right now! I know that it can be so easy to fear what may be coming next, but I heard a great quote on the radio yesterday. The person said, ” We have to learn to let go of what we can’t control so that we can grab hold of the things we can control!”
For a few moments as you read the following quotes I hope that you can let go of some of the fear and anxiety that the world can bring right now. The sickening feeling that comes when you read and see the news! I hope they can bring some smiles to your heart!
Mr.Rogers’s life was love in action. He didn’t feel the need to pose for a picture in front of a church holding a Bible, he lived the Bible!
Good Morning! Some movies recently have come up in conversation with friends of mine, so I thought I would do a little “scientific” poll among all of you. Any of you that want to participate that is. My all time favorite movie, hands down, would be “The Sound of Music!” I started watching it with my family when I was little and basically grew up with it. Every year around Christmas time we would gather around the TV to watch it. It is one of those movies that never grows old, and warms my heart every time. What is yours?
There are many types of movies that I do like, and two of them came up in conversation. One was a movie from back in my teen years, “Dirty Dancing” with Patrick Swayzee, my sister and I would watch it and dream. How many of you remember it? The other one is more recent, “Mama Mia!” The great music and the beauty of the ocean in the movie, just makes one go “Ahhh!” I will admit though that if “ABBA” would have been singing their own songs the movie would have been even better! Your thoughts? While you are thinking, enjoy the quotes, pick a favorite one or 2, and may they bring a smile, and lift your heart on day number ???? of lockdown!
Happy Tuesday! Happy AP Calculus Test Day! My Senior has to take his exam today and was surprised early this morning by a special delivery left on our doorstep. A small box of donuts with 2 letters. One letter to him and his class, wishing them well on the online exam today and saying how if they had walked into class this morning the song “The Eye of the Tiger” would be playing. It went on to talk about how this year didn’t go as planned, but that’s the way it is with life and went on with words of encouragement. Then the 2nd letter was a personal encouragement one to him. So very thoughtful!! I applaud that teacher and her heart! She is a wonderful example of what makes teachers so special!
You may not have received a note on your doorstep, and sadly no donuts either, but I hope you can feel encouraged today in some special way!
Happy Taco Tuesday! Who is all having tacos tonight? Tacos with chips and salsa, Yum! Add some rice with it and I am ready for supper.
I was just chatting with my sister-in-law this morning and she told me about what she had heard on the news. In Utah, a 5 year old boy decided to take the family car out on a errand! He pulled onto the interstate and was weaving and swerving so badly that a cop pulled him over. The cop was thinking that he was either going to find someone who was drunk or having medical problems. He was in for a big shock when he found a little boy behind the wheel. Apparently he was on his way to buy a Lamborghini with the 3 dollars that he had on him. Cars have really went down in price apparently! 🙂 Very glad the cop found him before he had an accident!!
Have an adventure today, but nothing dangerous, OK! Enjoy the quotes and give away a smile today!