Tuesday, May 14, 2024

{ Little Can Be Big }


It's the little things, Y'all.

I thought about this on Sunday when I received a text from my cousin wishing me a happy Mother's Day. After Jess was born, my Uncle Carl would call me on the morning of Mother's Day....every year.... to let me know he was thinking of me. That meant the absolute world to me. After he passed away, my cousin Greg took up the tradition and I started getting a text from him on that day. This past Sunday he remembered once again and it made my heart so happy to receive that text. 

Never, ever underestimate the power of a simple act of kindness. 
It can have an impact on one's heart for years to come.

Happy Tuesday, sweet Friends!

Monday, May 13, 2024

{ Basking in the Afterglow }

What a wonderful weekend I had, Y'all...
hence the title of this post -
I'm still basking in the afterglow of a graduation ceremony and Mother's Day.

Our oldest grandson graduated from high school on Friday night.
I just don't know how it can even be possible that he will be 18 years old in a couple of months and in college in the fall. He was prayed for before he was ever conceived and his name bears those prayers - Samuel (Sam), and he was prayed over Friday night. I did fine until the parents gave their messages to their child - and when it was Jess's turn, I kind of lost it then. It was just a small ceremony through the church that he had attended homeschool co-op through, so it made it even more special and intimate.

His parents joining Sam in prayer when the graduates were prayed over.

Pappy and Nannie with their firstborn grandson. 
I could go on and on about the attributes of this young man...
but isn't that what any grandmother would do?

Then, yesterday I was celebrated by my precious Girl. 
I do believe she loves her Momma - as much as I do her? 
It's a toss up!

I am so, so blessed!

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

{ Daybreak }

 I have a friend on Instagram who has been sharing for months how she goes outside in the early mornings to take advantage of the light at daybreak. Since I'm an early riser, I thought I'd give it a try, too... so the last few mornings I've taken my cup of coffee and gone out onto the front porch to sit. Y'all know that's my happy place anyway, right? I can't even begin to tell you what it's done for me....sitting there, listening to the birds welcoming the morning and waiting for the skies to lighten up. This morning, Y'all, it was like I could physically feel myself waking up, too...does that even make any sense? I'm finding that I look forward to in the morning already! 

If you decide to try this...or if you already do...please share!

(my latest iris to bloom and I had no idea I even had this one...
a God wink for sure)

HOPE you have a Wonderful Wednesday!