Tag Archives: Lauren

Soccer and Ghosties

Last Saturday,

we were invited to the country to watch Matilda play soccer.

She was ready….

 

and played goalie.

After the game, we went to Subway for lunch…

and then on to the MIller’s house

to make GHOSTS!

Larry and I brought the materials….and we got busy with Lars and Matilda.

{Josh opted to mow the yard}

We glued yards and yards of cheesecloth onto manikin heads.

Matilda was enjoying the process very much.

We left the manikin ghosts on the Miller’s kitchen table to dry.

But I know for a fact that they are now floating around their front porch.

After making ghost manikins, we brought Matilda to The Cottage

where she spent the night,

It was a PERFECT Saturday.

*****

It is drizzly and damp outside today.

I am getting the cottage ready for guests tomorrow….

sounds fun, yes?

Have a happy, kind day.

I love you beyond 100 yards of cheesecloth.

{YES. I have left overs}

Love you.

Me

 

A Mothers Heart

 

In the ’80’s, when Larry and I wanted a family,

we discovered that I had to go on fertility drugs.

The drugs worked very fast with a first pregnancy……our Lauren.

But when I went on them, hoping for a second child, nothing worked.

Larry and I together decided that we were happy with one daughter.

About a year later, I became very ill and DR  told me that I was pregnant.

It was wonderful news.

Four months later Jamison was born.

We had two daughters.

I had two children. How absolutely perfect is that?

I have never read anything that describes how I feel about being the mother of two daughters.

Two beautiful, independent women.

I love them so much that my heart bursts when talking of them.

They do not  need me now.

I have become their, retired Mom.

That is OK, they have things handled.

But I must confess,

It is difficult for me to stand back if they need me.

At times of celebrations, I become  happy for them

and

at times of deep despair,

my heart breaks .

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When the clouds come

I hope you can hear my heart.

A mothers heart.

It beats, smiles and cries

along with your

Life, Joy and sadness.

I pray that I did a good job,

being an example for you.

I stand back,

waiting

in the event you would need me.

But, you and I both know…

You’ve Got This.

Love you.

Me

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Many moments of my life are golden.

Lovely, golden moments of joy and love.

Today we celebrate the birth of Lauren Judith Tolbert Miller.

Born April 2, on a sunny afternoon in Memphis, Tennessee.

She was a good baby, kind child, headstrong teenager and is an amazing adult.

I thank God every day for her.

Lauren Paris

For her birthday, I wish her only days filled with positive energy

and

to be surrounded by people who adore her.

Happy birthday Lars. I Love you beyond the moon.

***

On April 2nd, we also celebrate the marriage of Lars and Josh.

In 2005 we all met in Mexico.

{30 of us!)

to witness as they promised to love each other forever.

This is my favorite photo from the ceremony.

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Happy Anniversary Lars and Josh.

The two of you are a great team

and

so very important in my life.

Love you.

Me

Truth and Spring Cleaning

As I try to organize, my work area, photographs and ART,

there are things that I come across that make me smile & laugh.

Really laugh.

There is a story behind the above photo…

but I would rather you use your imagination,

as long as it makes you smile too.

Lauren is in both photos.

Beautiful, wise, wonderful Lauren.

Lauren has a heart as big as Texas

and

I thank God for her every day.

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Truth is like heat or light; Its vibrations are endless

and

are endlessly felt.

~margaret deland~

This past week has had some bumps.

Perhaps I am to honest?

Happy Friday dear ones…..

Love you.

Me