"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Monday, July 25, 2011

I Didn't Fly Away!

I bet you all
thought I flew the coup!!!
Life this summer so far has just been a whirlwind
and it seems and I had to take a little break from blogging.

Just got back last week from a visit with my 
daughter and family in Pennsylvania. 
Hubby couldn't go this time so......
I made the 9 hour drive, one way all by my lonesome.
Giving out those grandma kisses and hugs and 
spending time with my oldest daughter
is always a heart's treat for me and
worth the long trip.

I couldn't believe how well these two sweeties
could sing the song
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight".
  It was adorable
and on key and even some harmony going on.
They especially liked and sang boldly the
" Ee-e-e-um-um-a-weh" 
part of the song.

...then I saw why they are so good at singing this song
with the motions and all.....
sings and dances it with them.
We had a real live music jam session
at the breakfast table just before I had to leave for home.
I played the drums via the table tapping!
Smiled all the way back home
every time I remembered this music session
and even still catch myself humming this tune.

It means so much to me
how some of you have stopped by to tell me
that you've  missed me.
Thank YU
Being told you are missed
is like getting a beautifully hand written
 "just for me"  sweet note in the mail with a hug attached.
I cherish you ~ I hope you know that.

 "Friends are those with whom

 we feel comfortable enough to

  'think out loud’.”


I'm learning that the best ME
that I can be
is "ME"
and I hope that
YOU are learning the best YOU
that you can be is  YOU.

I love the real YOU

On Becoming Real from the book
"The Velveteen Rabbit"
by Margery Williams

"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real, you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."


Bren said...

The best of moments are those spent with family, especially grandkids :-) Oh I would have loved to been in audience when those two got to jamming.
Glad to see you didn't flay away and love your little birdie chirping his welcome.

Farmgirl Paints said...

oh that last paragraph was GOOD! so glad you had a special visit with your loved ones. glad you made it home safe. you are always missed:)

Anonymous said...

What a great memory you made with the grandkids. Glad to have stopped by today!

Jennifer Richardson said...

oh sweet dearheart this is absolutely stunning in it's
simple beauty.....the grandma love,
your laughter,
the realness
and the velveteen rabbit
on becoming
.....all moves my heart to dancing!
Love and summergrace
to you,

A Rosy Note said...

I'm so glad you're having a good summer, Lee Ann. The visit with your family sounds like it was a fun and very memorable time.

hugs to you :) Tricia

rachel awes said...

looks like great sweetness
has been on your path!
love to you! xo

Nancy said...

That smile on your face says it all........I am so glad you were able to go and spend time with the grands and to hear in person their precious voices as they sang away.....I know they loved having you in their world giving them hugs and kisses galore......

I had been missing you but thought you were probably busy with your work and family. I am so glad when I come to visit with you because I always leave feeling better than when I came.....You have such a gift of making others feel special.......

Love you sweet girl.....

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

I am soooooooooooo glad you had that visit!! What a refresher to all!! They are just toooooooo precious.

Lesley said...

Grandchildren are such a HUGE blessing in life - thank you for sharing them with us.

I have never read The Velveteen Rabbit - but I think I must - this passage made me cry.


InMyOwnStyle said...

I totally agree with you that "you" have to be the best "you". It is our uniqueness that makes us great. I would rather live my way and in my own style than die a copy of someone else. I think that is a quote I read somewhere. Stay true to you and you will be the happiest.

My best- Diane