I do have a new one and that is plugging in these lovely flowers that create a warm atmosphere in the room and a soft light in the evenings. This was a gift time from the Friends of the Center. The royalties from my book sales are given to them and they are grateful. I am too!
Mothers bear a deep sorrow when something happens to one of their children. I am fascinated by so many different ways that God works in our lives. If you are not a Christian then what I say won't matter to you. I am so blessed first to be a Catholic and second to live in the United States of America and have a church family.
Celeste always wore this necklace and you will see it around her neck in pictures and in the videos she posted. On the day she was killed in a single vehicle accident on the way home from school, on Friday afternoon...she wasn't wearing it. So, where was it?? The hunt began as stories of love emerged about Celeste. It was finally found and given to her mother.
The family and friend's grief remains palpable as the flowers wilt on the many beautiful bouquets of fresh flowers.
The 20 minute rule has always been most helpful to me...as someone who has lost many loved ones. Beyond that period of time you take your energy to normalize your day and again, if you must repeat your 20 minutes , it's okay. Just do not become so consumed you are unable to function. This is also meant for dads and brothers and uncles and grandparents too.
When I look at mamas hand here. I know that Celeste is now being held in the hand of God! She remains in our prayers. She will be remembered in daily Masses and in her memory a young man will become a seminarian. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace, amen. I wish sweet Celeste knew how much she was loved. 💔
Help let the children know they are precious and loved.
We have an awesome God and "awesome" should be reserved only for Him! He made heaven and earth and the beautiful things in it. Everything God does for us, He does for the love of us.
This bird is beautiful, noisy, and attracting all sorts of attention in Moss Landing this morning.
He waits for his master to come back and he squawks to let everyone know it!
We were given voices for a reason. Do you use it? Do you? I am squawking about childhood sexual abuse! I am plain disgusted. I want to live in a place where it no longer exists. Would you help me by talking about prevention and reporting with your children? It's your new job!
Thank you from the child of a senseless crime. You changed their world.
Where do you actually hang out? I have always spent a lot of time in my car with my job in the field of Public Health Nursing.
(I am distracted right now because my dog is snoring so loud! )
I choose the very closest Starbucks from my house. There are four of them in the vicinity. I am reminded of the popular sitcom, Cheers, because they call out my name as I come in the door.
(It's too quiet...have to check and see if my dog is still breathing.)
I see the same people on most days if I stick to the same time. Have also had fun conversations and laughs and listened to toe taping music. There's the artist who sets up and paints, the computer geek, the crossword puzzle guy and students - usually an off duty barista.
On the bulletin board I am allowed to place my card for my book because it supports a non-profit, I appreciate being able to do that. So, this is my thank you to them and I have permission to post this picture. ❤️