J is for Joy

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“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.”

-Eleonora Duse

A to Z Challenge

Peace and love,

-Kat

 

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Toys for Children and Adults

This week’s theme for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge is Toys!

Are you familiar with Sir Topham Hatt? He is in charge of the railway where Thomas and friends work and play. bw sth o

Everything is a potential toy to a three year old with an active imagination- even Christmas ornaments.

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Here are a few of my toys.

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Thanks for stopping by!

-Kat

#AtoZChallenge J is for Joy

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“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” – Marianne Williamson

I don’t talk about my mother here on my blog. There is only one reason-  she is part of an elite group- the people I don’t discuss here. I can tell you that she is still alive. She lives nearby me. She is still part of my life. And she loves me with a fierceness that is not easily expressed but never doubted. She is a strong person who is quite private. What most people might not realize is that she is a fighter, with determination that could rival the toughest in town. She cares very deeply, but rarely lets those emotions bubble to the surface. Although I know she loves us all, we take it on faith, not expecting her to say those words out loud. beej gg

And it is because of all this that I have absolutely savored the time I get to spend with my mom when Beej, my little grandson is around. More than once my mother has expressed how much of joy he brings to her life. It fills my heart with joy to watch great-grandson and great-grandmother together. It brings back memories of the days when my firstborn, Michael, was young and all of the special times we spent with my mom then.

I know that this time is fleeting and I love being a part of the happiness Beej brings to her life.

You can read the rest of my A to Z posts- HERE.

TTFN

-Kat