Mantle of Memories

I feel like I’ve been talking a lot about family lately and should probably branch out into other topics, but these are the things I’m passionate about, so they will probably keep coming. 🙂

P1100955Here’s the straight ahead view from where I sit on our couch. I love that, when my day is done and I sit down to relax for the evening, the first thing I see is the pictures of our eight grandchildren and our godchildren. It’s a diverse group, since they range in age from 22 to 1, and in interests from cars and the outdoors, to basketball, Barbies, and Mega-blocs. Whew! I change out their pictures each year until they graduate from high school. So eventually, we’ll have all their graduation pictures on this mantle.

It’s a still-changing, very satisfying visage to end my day on. Both hubby and I regularly look at these pictures and realize how lucky we are to have each of them in our lives, and to watch them grow and become adults in their own right.

Also, I’m focused on family today because one of them, our daughter Michal, who keeps an eye on this blog, is having a birthday today! So HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR MICHAL! Wish we were there to celebrate with you in person!

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13 responses to “Mantle of Memories

  1. We’ve often shared how very blessed we are to have our families. And, what a great place to display pictures.

    Happy Birthday Michal!

  2. Thank you so much momma 🙂 Looking forward to the next 40!!!!

  3. I also have my grandkids pictures where we can sit and look at them. Love it aren’t they fun!!

  4. Lovely post, Laurie. You are truly blessed to have such a close and loving family. And Happy Birthday, Michal!

  5. Belated birthday wishes to Michal. What a lovely family you have, Laurie, and we never tire to hear about them. Families are precious. x

  6. Happy birthday late to Michel!! AND what a lovely mantel of blessings you have for sure! Keep the family stories coming!

  7. Valerie J. Patterson

    Never apologize for speaking of family! I enjoy those blog articles very much. I know what you mean about having that great wall of photos to look at. Does your heart good, doesn’t it?

    Happy Birthday belatedly to Michal. Hope it was a grand celebration! 😛

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