Friday, September 15, 2006

Raindrops on Roses

Well, whiskers on kittens are not really among my favorite things, but the girls in the pictures are certainly among my favorite girls. (I don't have a current photo, but thought this old one was especially cute, so there it is.)

Tonight we had two of them over. Even if you don't know who they are, you can tell by looking which two are sisters, so that's who came over, along with their parents and little brother.

It's late, so I won't write much, but I will say that this evening was the most fun I've had in too long! Those who know who Claire, Caroline, and Seth are will know why they have such a special place in my heart.

Tonight we laughed and laughed as little Seth talked and talked, inviting us to his house numerous times and mentioning all the different things he has in his room and asking, "Do you want to see it?" We even got invited to spend the night by this hospitable little boy (who thought it was a great idea to let us sleep in his big boy bed, so he could go sleep with Mommy!)

We played piano and sang, "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes," "I Believe," "Bibbity Bobbity Boo," and Claire even remembered a piece she learned over three years ago when she was taking piano lessons from me.

Caroline kept busy with stickers and crayons, and it was clear that she is a wonderful big sister to Seth (perhaps even convincing him that pink and purple are the proper favorite colors???)

We did lots of remembering...remembering piano lessons, remembering magnets on the dishwasher, remembering our special candle ceremony of special women, remembering Laura, remembering visits with Emily (in the photo), remembering, remembering.

The photo was made over three years ago. A lot has happened in those three years. Children have grown, hearts have healed, God has blessed.

God has blessed, indeed.

1 comment:

Carolinagirl said...

I love the way photographs can make time stand still. For Christmas last year, my older sister sent me two photographs that were placed side by side in a double frame. I honestly don't remember when the photograph was taken. I remember the dresses we were wearing as if it were yesterday as they were matching dresses. I think my older sister was no older then 10 or so of which would've made me about 9-years old.

That photograph stops time. It represents a time period in which my biological sisters and I were together.

The second photograph was taken approximately 30 years later when my biological sisters and I were together with my dad and my grandma in Oklahoma for Thanksgiving. Yes, that too, represents a time period that I doubt will ever be represented again - at least for a very long time.

A lot does happen throughout the years. I'm thankful to the person who invented photography as pictures are indeed worth a thousdand words, if not a million.