"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

9.03.2010

living life



I got home Wednesday evening. I was happy to care for my precious grandson while my son and daughter were in Hawaii.  Their first extended trip away from Sean. He is so precious.  I would get him from his nap and hug him and say, "Mina loves Sean, Mina loves Sean."  He would hug me back and say, "Sean loves Mina, Sean loves Mina."  Just melts my heart!  As I said I was happy to care for him, but I am thankful to be home.  It's a lot of work caring for a little one. He will be two this month. I forgot how active they are, and how much they talk!!!  I have come away with various songs. Did you know that every letter makes a sound and the a says AH!! :)

I woke up yesterday with a migraine, so today I have that migraine hangover that you migraine sufferers know all about. Today I hope to get some paint on my hands. It's been weeks since I have painted anything. Way too long.

May you all have a wonderful weekend. It's cooling off a bit here, mornings and evenings are quite pleasant.  And the sound of the acorns hitting this old tin roof is a welcome sound indeed.  



21 comments:

Bren said...

Love the fun photo of you! Glad that you are able to come up for air, you've been missed and I hope you're able to sink your hands into some paint and share with us.

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Hi Mary! So glad you got to spend some time with your Grandson. I have 2 boys, 5 and 2 1/2 and YES they are a handful. Both my boys talk non-stop all day!

Hope you fell better soon! Be blessed!

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Oops! That should have said "hope you feel better soon"

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

What a wonderful time you must have had with Sean! Precious!
Sorry to hear about the migraine though :(

Wishing you a wonderful holiday weekend!

MOLLYE said...

Hi Mary, Where did the name Mina come from? Cute! And love the haircut!

mystele said...

hello, beautiful! can't wait to see what your painting day will bring- feel better! and have fun!

Lisa said...

You look great Mary! What a special time with your grand baby. Hope you have enjoyed getting back into your paint.

Megan Hoover said...

Mary, you are so awesome! Love that you had time with Sean -- sorry about the migraine. Paint, paint, paint! I hope to do the same soon!! Big virtual hug!

jgr said...

Hi Mary,
I love the photo!! Glad you're back and in 'recovery' from your migraine. I'm sure painting will help - maybe add some wine, too!
Yay for Fall, so nice to be cooling off.

PaperPumpkin said...

Sean sounds so precious, Mary!♥ Isn't this funny: Last night I had paint all over my fingers and was so happy, and I thought of you! I thought about your bright colors and your black graffiti. It must be brain messages between us! Hope your migraine hangover goes away quickly (ugh) so you can dabble in paints and surprise us with something new to smile about. Love, and hugs, Kath

Nancy said...

You've just gotten home from taking care of a 2 yr. old and I just picked one up.....There's nothing like them uh? My visit is going to be a lot shorter than yours so maybe I won't get so tired....

You will never know how much you have been missed.....so I am very glad you are back and will soon have some pictures for us to see....
It's just not the same without you around......

Glad your headache is better; take good care of yourself and have some fun.......love those glasss....such a cute picture.....

Hugs and a happy weekend for you.....

Jane Farr said...

Such a great photo Mary. You are a vibrant soul and it shows in your face, your art, your studio, and your home. (Despite the migranes! I hope you will soon find relief.)

Hindsfeet said...

Hi Mary : )

Thanks so much for checkin' in on me, too sweet.....yeah...am about to start "Part II" of my blog...sort of a new chapter I think...stay tuned.....

Hope you feel better today and can enjoy the holiday weekend : )

hugs,
Liz

Anita said...

Mary dear...I have never experienced a migraine but have a friend who has suffered for years with them. He has even had to go to the ER from time to time and has had to take heavy duty pain meds,avoid certain foods, ect. to manage them. Last year he found a natural product called Migravent ( I think that is the name) and he no longer suffers from migraines. I suppose migraines are caused for different reasons but thought I would let you know about this success story. I hate to think of anyone suffering from such pain. I pray that migraine is the last one you ever have!

Martha Lever said...

Hi Mar!!! I know that was a wonderful time with Sean! I love that precious picture of you. Love your hair and your glasses. You're stylin, girl! I am so sorry you have to suffer from migraines. You would think that they could pinpoint a reason for them or some relief from them. Have a wonderful holiday weekend and if you get paint on your hands I can't wait to see the result!

Denise said...

I love your picture, you are so cute. Enjoy your weekend.

Mechelle said...

Mary what a fun picture of you. Hope you feel better soon!

S. Etole said...

You have such an engaging smile!

Jennifer Richardson said...

Oh Mary!!!
What a good face:)
-Jennifer

Teri Leigh said...

sorry about the migraine, that is no good :( I love the photo of you though.

Bevie said...

Oh my sweet sister I know exactly how you felt about caring for Sean...he's such a precious little boy, and full of fun...we grammys all agree it's awesome to be with them, but oh so nice to get back home. I'm so sorry you are still having those terrible migraines...(((gentle hugs))) See you soon sweetie...love you!!!