"The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity."
George Bernard Shaw
It was a play day in your back yard, which meant lots of jumping on the trampoline and rides & races on all your cars (because we had a car for everyone so no one got left out!) Then climbing your super-duper three-level tree house with the super slide and the mini slide (that your dad and I had so much joy and pleasure building for you)--with your hand print in the cement that held it firm in the ground. J and K swinging on the swingset and you and M riding the glider as high as you could get it to go while the dogs ran in circles around you. Days of pure bliss. And that's what you've given your daddy and me. Pure bliss. I hold you in my heart, love, and pray that in every day of your life you notice it, the pure bliss in your life and the pure bliss that lives in your heart because it was planted there long, long ago and in you, I see it blossom, again and again and again. And you plant the same seeds in people's hearts, sometimes just with a smile. Oh do you light up a room with that smile! I love you baby.
Uplifting to read your sweet praise, Oliviah, to behold the love and delight. So pure and so beautiful.
Grapes.....or cherries! Howdy! I haven't been around for awhile, so I'm just "getting back on the air", doing my rounds and saying "Hi" to everyone. Hope things are going well for you. (Love the May 28th fractal, BTW). They just keep getting better!
Isn't that a grand thing to see when I open your post. Feeling a bit heavy hearted today, but after looking at those cheery faces and reading the love and dearness in your words, I feel much better. Thanks Oliviah - you are swell. I'm still smiling, swept away into the joy of the scene you've given us.
I remember this moment with such clarity, that look on her face--it still makes my heart soar to see it. Good times. :-)
...or going to the beach & having pbj'swhat a beautiful memoir about your daughter
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