Wednesday, November 30, 2011

You are Loved...

Everybody wants to be understood
Well I can hear you
Everybody wants to be loved
Don't give up
Because you are loved

You are loved
Don't give up
It's just the weight of the world
Don't give up
Every one needs to be heard
You are loved

Josh Groban

Friday, November 25, 2011

My Wish for you and me...

This is my wish for you: comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, sunsets to warm your heart, faith so that you can believe, laughter to kiss your lips, courage to know yourself, hugs when spirits sag, patience to accept the truth, beauty for your eyes to see, confidence for when you doubt, friendships to brighten your being, and love to complete your life.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.  These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern.  Beautiful people do not just happen."
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Friday, November 11, 2011

The sweetness of the Midwest- plump, red, vibernum berries, Hugus' pink ladies, farm equipment on the side of the road and the sheep grazing contently on the hillside. Though my heart tugs towards the mountains it will always be a Midwest girl...

King of Prussia's berries

Fairfield Co. Fair/Raspberry harvest from Mama's garden

Painted sky, oh the awe you bring

When I'm on the outskirts of a town and I spot a water tower this feeling of coming home overtakes me.  Welcome to the outskirts of Pleasantville, Ohio.

Little Van Horn Road houses one of the most darling farmhouses I've ever entered.

I love the goldenness of the fall...the way they glisten.

Slices of home sweet summer...

Pioneer woman's sour cream pancakes with fresh local peaches and blackberries from the hills of Pataskala.

I do believe a small town off the beaten path in Missouri has the best concord grapes I've ever popped into my mouth.  Four cartons and one tall glass of homemade grape juice later I can't wait for next September!