Friday, April 25, 2014

Embracing Goodness, Beauty and Love



This week was a roller coaster ride of emotions.  Great joy at Easter.  The house filled with family.  One missing piece of our family puzzle, my brother Greg.  Greg was hospitalized for a severe infection, so he and his beautiful wife Elizabeth missed our celebration. The good news is Greg is back home, on the mend. With the addition of our daughter Kristen, Doug and Penny, our grand daughter, the house was hopping.  Filled with the fun of having a almost two year old going on 5.  I sat Penny on the table in front of me and asked her, "What do you want to talk about?"  She said, "Animals"... so we did... We played, walked and talked... We were up in the middle of the night together and the first thing in the morning.  One night Kris and Penny fell asleep in my bed with me as we watched a crafting video on my Ipad.  I looked over and they were both asleep. Having Jon and Charlotte home, Mikey too.  I am happiest when the nest is full. Very sweet moments.


Kris, Doug and Penny left here on Tuesday night.  Another emotional parting, I can't see that part of the visit ever getting easier.  Luckily, Penny is better in a little while, it's takes Grandma a lot longer to be OK.

 Then the events of Wednesday.  My last post explains what happened.  Thanks to all who commented, I understand those that didn't.  I still need to reach out to Ed's Father and Sister, and I don't know what I will say when we meet again.  In those circumstances, I am much better with an embrace that with words.

Through all the ups and downs of this week, here's what I know...
There is more good in the world than evil.  More beauty and love in the world than hate and prejudice.

 This is what I will embrace, have always embraced.


Finding beauty in everything... in the cheerful birds on a napkin...

... to a springtime vignette in my home...

 The beauty of nature, the miracle of spring. The blessing of family. The love and embrace of my husband, daughter and sons.  The pure and simple joy of a talk with my sweet grand daughter about animals.  My brothers and SIL's... my nieces.  This beautiful life is so precious and fragile.  
Enjoy this beautiful day my friends. 
 Enjoy this beautiful day.

5 comments:

Debby said...

Such a heartwarming post. I love your sunny outlook. So true though how we have to live in the moment and be happy. As a four year old sits next to me moving my arm and singing loudly....I will stop and go play. (((((HUGS)))) my friend.

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Thank you, Penny, for reminding me, always, what matters. Next time I'm feeling blue I'll just ask myself, "What would Penny do?" You're an inspiration, friend. Hang in there, I know it's been tough. Hugs from Wayne. xoKathy

Melanie said...

A lovely, heartfelt post...I am so sorry about your friend, Ed.

Lynne said...

Such a beautiful person you are, I am so thankful for my friend Barbie for introducing me to you.

You are truly a Goldren gift . . .

Thinking of you Penny as you rally from your Easter week with all that you love and the ending that comes after. And for your grief of the finality about your friend Ed . . .

Love . . . Lynne

Lynne said...

GOLDEN