V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #4: Relationships

“The people we are in relationships with are always a mirror, reflecting our own beliefs, and simultaneously we are mirrors, reflecting their beliefs.”                             – Shakti Gawain A friend of mine used to say (and I paraphrase). “May you experience as many relationships […]

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#FOWC: Gumption

A six-year-old, intent on exerting independence, exerts gumption: (Fandago’s word of the day prompt is gumption)

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RDP #7 -Colouring You Purple

I am colouring you purple, for the sacredness of your being, for the majesty of your soul. I am colouring you purple, for the joy that you spread – for the laughter that we share. I am colouring you purple for that is the hue that best expresses the infinite capacity of my love for […]

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Baby Turns Two

Two years ago my husband was just released from the hospital following triple bypass surgery, my daughter’s mother-in-law fell down their stairs resulting in a concussion, and our third granddaughter was born.  It was a chaotic time. Now, I am happy to report, all are well, and the little one is more than thriving.  We […]

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Come Play, Gamma

“It feels like my heart and my thumb changed places,” five-year-old Sloane says carefully guarding her injured digit. I can’t help but laugh.  She can be a little dramatic, this one. “Can you get us a tissue?” I ask her older cousin. “I don’t need it!  It stopped bleeding.” The blood has bubbled up on […]

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Reunion

“A big tree fell down,” two-year-old Auggie says, her little face scrunched in concern. We have just arrived at daughter #2’s. Last time I saw this granddaughter she was just eighteen months and barely talking.  She shows no signs of knowing who Ric and I are, other than telling us her big news. Five-year-old Sloane […]

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