My long lost blog… a lot has happened since my last post, not the least of which are a wedding and a baby!! The baby (and maternity leave) is the main reason I’m back. Hopefully it’ll keep family good and updated on little Cassady Elise, and it’ll also give me something to do when all I can do is sit on the couch with her. 🙂
More later, but I’ll leave you with Cassady’s birth announcement. Ain’t she cute???
This is the comic strip taped to my computer at work. Just wanted to share the laugh . . .
So, an older man comes into the office today handing out these::
It’s an airplane made of a candy cane, piece of gum, and marshmellows. He supposedly does it every year and goes all around Rogers passing out the little nuggets of joy to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I absolutely LOVE old people, and he brought a tear or two to my eyes. I’m not going to lie.
Whether it be out of boredom or whatever, he took time to make probably hundreds of those, then starts his yearly trek around town (on his walker, I might add) to hand them out.
So, my niece is finally here! After hours and hours of labor, Lori
finally delivered a healthy baby girl, Laila Ann, at 5:38 a.m. today,
She weighed in at a whopping 9lbs 4oz, and she is 21 inches long.
tell you about the experience of watching her be born and going through
every emotion thinkable would be too much for my very tired mind. Just
know that it was amazing and scary and sad . . . When she was born,
there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. It’s an experience that’s sort of
So she’s here in this world now. Keep
Lori et al in your thoughts as she recovers and they learn how to be
parents! 🙂 They’re going to be great!
“Like a fool, I fell in love with you,
Turned my whole world upside down.
Layla, you’ve got me on my knees, Layla.” ~ Eric Clapton
If you have any sense of humor at all, you will watch this, laugh hysterically, watch again, and continue laughing. It is THE funniest thing I’ve seen in awhile. Click here to let laughter ensue!
I’m still wiping tears from my eyes . . .
Along the same lines as the Wonderland post – –
dream [dreem] noun, verb
a. an involuntary vision occurring to a person when awake. b. a vision voluntarily indulged in while awake; daydream; reverie. c. an aspiration; goal; aim.
He Wishes For The Cloths of Heaven
HAD I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
Spreading your dreams under someone’s feet isn’t easy . . .
I think we’ve lost the wonder of it all, don’t you? I feel like the more I learn, the less magic there is. Our quest and obsession for knowledge, to have an answer for every question thrown our way, has maybe taken some of the faith out of faith. And I’m not sure the last time my faith has been child-like. Full of wide-eyed wonder, unconditional love, dreaming impossible dreams.
American Christianity (and when I say that, I mean this kind of sub-committee, business-oriented, denominationally-driven, “worship center”, rule-driven religion) is choking the magic of the Creator. It’s taking away my ability to fall head first, to dream in impossibilities, to live in wonder and awe.
And I’m letting it happen.
“There is no use in trying,” said Alice; “one can’t believe impossible things.”
“I dare say you haven’t had much practice,”said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland