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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hearts

It seems I never get to spend enough time with my grandchildren. I've just returned from a fun week with three of my grandsons who live about three hours away. My fourth grandson lives about thirty minutes away so I'm able to see him a little more often. In between these visits I miss them. I was a little sad today, missing them. The house is too quiet and the day is misty, chilly, and dreary.  I grabbed my camera and took to the outdoors to walk in the woods near my home. As I walked by the creek I noticed these little leaves that reminded me of lacy hearts. I love to find heart shapes in nature.

 

I also spotted this rock that looks like a heart.

Then I really been to look closely for heart shapes and saw the hole in this rock. I thought this was pretty cool!

I even saw a heart shape on my Japonica bush. I think this is a remaining fruit that has dried, but I'm not sure. There are two or three hanging from the limbs.

As I looked for and spotted hearts my spirits began to lift. I began to think about the boy's sweet hugs and the many times they say "I love you, Gramma." I thought about their beautiful smiles and happy laughter. I realized how blessed I am that they are not too far away and that I can easily visit with them. I'm blessed that they're healthy and just really great boys.
My heart overflows with love.

4 comments:

  1. Hearts are everywhere when you start looking. Glad you had a good day out in nature. You are blessed and so am I.

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  2. Cathy,
    What an amazing treat nature had in store for you - to find your "heart" reflected. Sometimes we see what we need.

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  3. This made me tear up! I'm so grateful that you and daddy are so involved in our lives, just wish it could be more! Thank you for being a great mom and an awesome grandmother! Maybe we should record a few "I love you Gramma" and send them to you! They've been missing you too!

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