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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Pop Up Throughts







Holidays do something to me. They tug at my heart strings and bring memories of good times flooding back. When we were all together and they were all alive.

I used to dread holidays sometimes because of the fights my brother and I would always have....the looks of judgement from my mother-in-law, the resentments I held because I thought Mom always took my brother's side.....

and then......there were my neice and nephew, the first children of the family....cute and cuter....the two who thawed the ice! The innocence of them brought laughter and play back into our lives just when we needed it the most. Isn't if funny how things work out? How people change and mellow as they grow. Some lessons learned over time, some not.
(ok, so I couldn't make a decision what picture to use on this post, so what if I used all of them? ;-)
Peace
Five Things I'm Grateful for today:
1) Ability to forgive
2) Memories
3) Lessons learned
4) Smiles on children...heck, smiles on everyone.
5) Chocolate easter bunnies

11 comments:

Pickled Olives said...

I'm grateful for chocolate bunnies too! I especially love the ears.

I dread family get togethers with my husbands family.

Matt-Man said...

I come from a large family and for the most part we have gotten along. I am grateful for that. Cheers odat!!

Matt said...

I was just in Brooklyn for Easter and celebrated w/ my slightly-older cousins. Three babies in the house. Wow.

Anyway, I like that idea: pop up thoughts.

Loving Annie said...

Hi Odat ! Those are 5 wonderful things to be grateful for....
And that was a beautiful comment about the charming gardeners --

My heart runneth over... said...

Children are the best part of life at some point they will make you giggle. Thanks for sharing! All the best! Happy Easter! M

ian said...

The way I viewed holidays changed forever when I developed a bad case of children.

Ian

AMAZING GRACIE said...

Thanks for coming over from Sgt. Dub's!!! Come back any ol' time...
~~~Blessings~~~

Odat said...

Pickled...yup...ears are good!

Matt-man...you're very lucky!!!

Matt...and you didn't stop by to say hi???? geeze

Annie...hi and thanks!

My..hiya...yup...the innocence of children...

Ian!!! I hope you're not talking about those "angels" of yours!!!

Gracie...was my pleasure, thanks for stopping by too....i'll come visit again!

Michael C said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Odat said...

michael...
aww, thanks!!
Peace

Kiyotoe said...

numbers 1 and 2 are HUGE. And in neither case do we ever stop learning to be better or more appreciative of them.