There is a sacredness in tears.
They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.
They speak more eloquently than 10,000 tongues.
They are messengers
of overwhelming grief,
of deep contrition,
and unspeakable love.
It has been ten years since Suzy died. I want to tell you about her sons and her grand-babies but that causes me the overwhelming grief spoken about above.
How I wish.....
She is always on my mind and forever in my heart.
"No matter where life takes you... the place where you stand at any moment is holy ground. Love hard and love wide and love long, and you will find the goodness in it." ~Susan Vreeland Encourage one another Donna Elsie
“We must be careful with our lives, for Christ's sake, because it would seem that they are the only lives we are going to have in this puzzling and perilous world, and so they are very precious and what we do with them matters enormously.”
“I'd like to add some beauty to life," said Anne dreamily. "I don't exactly want to make people KNOW more... though I know that IS the noblest ambition... but I'd love to make them have a pleasanter time because of me... to have some little joy or happy thought that would never have existed if I hadn't been born.” L.M. Montgomery
I love to share what I see and hear. It's grown up show and tell. The good parts. You know.
I got it from my mom. She delighted in nature and loved to point out the ducks that flew into our pool or the mesmerized deer on a winding road in northern Wisconsin. She wore tap shoes to parties and laughed the loudest. She made things pleasanter.
She added joy and beauty just by being herself.
It's her birthday.
Happy Birthday Mom.
"Unforgettable in every way And forever more, that's how you'll stay" Encourage one another, Donna Elsie
My cousin, Paul, mentioned the following quote in his sermon last Sunday. I know you all will love it. “Every time I wonder who I should love and for how long I should love them, God continues to whisper to me: Everybody, always.”
~Bob Goff Isn't it incredible? Remarkable? To see people all across the nation doing this thing, this unselfish thing, this sheltering, for someone they do not know. In our divided country, people have become their best selves because of this crisis. They are sacrificing so that others may live. Putting others before self.
Whether it is going to work so others may eat. Going to work so others may breathe. Going to work so that others may live. Staying home to make the way easier for others.
I am so thankful to ALL who are choosing to love others.
It is a slice of heaven I never imagined I'd see. Encourage one another Donna ****
34 “Then I, the King, shall say to those at my right, ‘Come, blessed of my Father, into the Kingdom prepared for you from the founding of the world.35 For I was hungry and you fed me; I was thirsty and you gave me water; I was a stranger and you invited me into your homes;36 naked and you clothed me; sick and in prison, and you visited me.’
37 “Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Sir, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you anything to drink?38 Or a stranger, and help you? Or naked, and clothe you?39 When did we ever see you sick or in prison, and visit you?’
40 “And I, the King, will tell them, ‘When you did it to these my brothers, you were doing it to me!’