Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor... Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
Mother Teresa

Saturday, April 13, 2013

its hard to begin this again after 18 months. so many thoughts to write and still i stare at a blank slate.

 my last blog post spurs me, reminds me to see God's faithfulness, to let Him work.

 the heat came, it was relentless, but the shadow of a divine wing was there too. protecting, powerful, insistent, and kept us safe. 

shortly after my last post, my sweet mom died after a short , unexpected illness.  we continue to be thankful for her life and her legacy.  i miss her. i miss her caring, her meddling, her intense love for all of us, the whole of her.

one of the things that meant most to her was to read this blog and see pictures of her loves. it kept us connected, and in her honor and to continue connection with my children and friends...i want to start back.

slowly and steadily...in a synopsis of our year in still, captured moments.  pictures truly do speak.

Quynh, age four, drew this picture
on the day that Mimi became ill
without knowing of her sickness

It has served as a reminder to us
of the deep roots of love and care
that Mimi has demonstrated
throughout her life.

The many leaves represent to us
the beautiful legacy she leaves
with her family and friends.

framed with this note
it stood with simplicity
in a room graced with beauty
fragrance of flowers and Jesus was there.


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