Friday, January 15, 2010

My life's little blessings...

I want to thank everyone for their wonderful concern regarding my daughter and her friend. He is still in the hospital and will be wearing a cast for awhile, but we are all so thankful because we all know it could have been so much worse...My daughter well...she is at that age where she wants to be her own boss :) but she still wants to be our baby, so she only lets us see what she wants us too, but I can tell it really shook her up..we try to get her to talk to us about it, but it has to be when she is ready...Did I mention that she will soon be 14 and is about 5'8 -5'9 and I am 5'4 :) But to me, she will forever be my lil red headed bebe with the dandelion hair (is that what that flower is called that is like a puff of tiny feathers you can blow & make a wish on?)... In a bit you will see why I say this :)~

I know that right now, you are all probably like our family... watching the news and seeing all the heartbreak and devastation in Haiti...What can you do? If you can... you give...to the Red Cross or any other organization that you want that is helping Haiti...If you can't give financially as some at this moment might not be able too...then you give with your heart and you say a prayer...That those that are hurt...will receive care. That those that are hungry...will be fed. That those that have lost loved ones or still haven't been able to find them...will have someone to hug them and a warm shoulder to cry on...God bless everyone...

With everything that is going on right now in my life and in the world....when I start to feel the saddness seeping into my heart and starting to take a cold grip... I have to remind myself of my life's little blessings so that I can remember just how blessed I truly am! So I am going to share a few of them today with you...You lucky ducks :)

An award for me??? awww...I believe I am blushing :)




A few days ago the lovely Kolleen of HEARTWINGSISTERS blog awarded me this sweet award :) Thank you Kolleen!!! According to the rules I am supposed to tell you 10 things that I love and pass it on to 10 blogs I love to visit....Ok Here goes...

I Love.....
1. My husband...who even with all my craziness and "bright" ideas, bad hair days (and trust me I have alot of those ) loves me more than the world, even when I am in my pjs all day long...I know this because...always, when I ask ...."How much do you love me? he always replies.."More than you could ever know"

2. Stealin this one from Kolleen...I love the smell of the earth as soon as it starts to rain....where ever I am...no matter what I am doin...as soon as I hear or see spinkles, I run out and take a huge wiff :) The earth smells so good you wanna lick it! (actually don't try this...I did when I was lil...I picked up a damp rock with raindrops and licked it...not as good as it smelled lol aren't you glad I saved you from trying this yourself! ...your welcome :)

3. Watching my kids faces when they figure out how to do things by themselves...then forgetting...when it is time for them to do it again...like laundry :)

4. I am stealing this one from Kelly of Kelly Berkey Designs "Deep long kisses that seem to last for-ev-er" ... Amen sister :)

5. Spending time with my friends that I sooo love and miss...

6. watching a baby learning to walk and seeing them wobble from side to side as they take their next step...

7. Seeing my eldest come into her own...

8. When my mr wonderful calls me beautiful...and I am wearing no makeup and it is a bad hair day...looking into his eyes...I know he means it....

9. Visiting all your beautiful blogs...being inspired by your creativity, cherishing the friendships I have made and looking forward to meeting so many more of you!

10. snuggling a lil bebes neck and just taking in their smell...it is Gods beauty and perfection at its best !

Now...here is where I have to break the rules...sorry Kolleen :) But because I can't just choose 10 blogs to pass this award onto...Simply because I love & am inspired by each and everyone of the beautiful blogs that I visit...I give this award to all of you... my wonderful new friends! Besos & love to you all :)

So now I have a Question for all you out there....is getting older harder for you??? or are you embracing each new year added to your age?? I am just realizing that I am gonna be 42 in a few days....and I am not too sure how I am liking that lol I guess looking at the alternative I should be thanking my lucky stars...but....I am trying to wrap my brain around it...I truly am...I mean I still remember high school & meeting and falling in love with my husband like it was yesterday....those cute wrinkles I used to get around my eyes when I smiled...aren't so cute anymore :) But...like I said before...I am looking at my Life's lil blessings to help me...so please endulge me a minute...

I feel kinda like the flowers in this box...a little tattered and worn...a little shabby yet lovely because.....



I have these lil blessings in my life...

My girls...who as big as they are now...this is still what I see in my hearts eye when I look at them.....(Nissa wearing pampas boots, being loved & supported by her adoring big sister...see the hair, if you blew on her head, it stood straight up like a lil bebe troll doll :)

Anaissa & Ashley


My favorite lil treasure hunting partner & our first lil man.....my niece & nephew

Jordan & Bella


Oh amor....how we waited for you in anticipation...we were all heartbroken when pampa got sick and couldn't stay in this life, to meet & hold you himself....But know that...we all loved you long before we ever got to meet you....You remind us so much of your great-pampa!...See, I am smelling his lil neck...I am telling you...one of Gods lil perfections...

Baby Vance or as I call him " lil papas"


Did I mention that he is going to grow up to be a line backer :) That picture above was at the end of June...The picture below was Holloween! Barely 4 months had passed!!!

lil Papas sitting in Pampa's favorite chair....


This is bebe Natalia who I introduced you to here ... This is when she still had that "new bebe smell" lol ....

My stars how I love those cheeks!!
Thank you so much for indulging me...once again :)


Until next time dear friends,

Besos,

Rose~

16 comments:

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Love your list...and yep...there's nothing like the sweet smell of a baby.

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Rose....I just love everything you love!!! And your daughters, ohmygoodness look at how precious they are! I love the angel babies too dear friend, I LOVE seeing these photos ~ seeing you...such a wonderful post!!! love and hugs to you, xxoo, Dawn

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Rose! It was so nice to hear from you. What a fabulous comment you left for me!

Your family is soooo beautiful! I do not have any grandbabies yet and probably won't for some time. They truly must be blessings.

As far as the getting older thing.... I have mixed feelings about it. I am happier now than at any point in my life. This Valentine's Day I will turn 46 years old. Ugh. It's hard to find cute fashionable clothes that aren't meant for 17 year old's. unless I want to spend a fortune. And my body is filing out in places it never has before. Ugh, again. But other than that, growing older has brought wisdom, experience and a little more patience. I've decided fighting it will be futile and keep me from enjoying life. I can only try to be the best 46 year old that I can be, and so on and so on. All in all it's not so bad. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Cynthia K. said...

Rose ~ this is the most beautiful post I've ever seen or read - so tender, sweet and loving - just like you. Dear One, I can't tell you how meaningful and dear your sweet posts have been to me lately - I've needed so badly each word and loving thought that you gave to me - bless your sweet heart. I love you...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

blondiensc said...

Rose, you are just the cutest things ever, I love coming here, it gives me a sense of peace. You little ones are just darling, darling I tell ya! And as far as getting older, well in the last two months I have felt it in every single bone in my body! so yes I feel ya darling! Have a wonderful weekend and thank you, for your frienship! blessings, Tara

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Rose,
What a great post, I had to read it twice. You said some really great things & I relate to so much of it.
In regards to aging, (I'm older, can't tell you how much..lol) it is both good & bad. I feel so much more at peace now, all the things I worried about in my 30s seems so silly now. I really know WHO I am & what I want. I know WHAT is important, but.......sometimes I look in the mirror & think 'who is that?' Oh well, there's always botox. Lisa

Fete et Fleur said...

I'm so happy your daughter is safe and it sounds like her friend is on the mend. Thank God! I couldn't imagine what his poor mother and father are going through.

I loved all the sweet shots of the children in your life.

Hugs to you dear one!
Nancy

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

That poor boy and his family. So lucky it wasn't worse. Love seeing all the babies in your life. It shows how your family is everything to you!
As far as the aging thing:)) I thought that much of it cuz no one ever thought I looked my age but know that I'm 50 I'm starting to look in the mirror and wondering who I'm looking at. My friend who is a couple years old then me said that it would happen. She was right.
I think in my case it's the extra 10lbs I added that hasn't helped!
I guess the trick is to enjoy every year we have on this earth and ALWAYS feel think like you're 18!!!
xo,
Carole

June said...

Gosh girl, do I love you! You say so many of the things I feel, but cannot put into words.
Don't you worry about aging, my dear, you will always be gorgeous! Yes, sometimes I'm surprised when I look in the mirror and it reminds me that I really am 52, but I have earned everything that is in this face and am just happy to have made it to this age at all.
My best friend in the whole world only got to be 32, and how I miss her beautiful face.
I loved every one of your ten blessings. You have such a deep and sweet spirit.
Your daughters and the rest of all of those sweet babies in your family are the most beautiful little things ever. I love the picture of you and sweet baby papas.
hugs

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

It's me again, I just read your comment on my studio. You are so sweet to say those things, I'm cringing at the thought of anyone blowing up those pics. I'll bet there were dust bunnies galore! I do think we bloggers/crafters could start a support group for collecting too much. We could meet at the flea market! Lisa

Sandra said...

Hi Rose. I love love reading your blog. I'm so glad that I found you, missy! I enjoyed reading the 10 things you posted about you. Girl! I just noticed that your hair is sooo long! ugh I wish mine was that long! lol
I hope you have a great weekend. :)
Sandra

cityfarmer said...

you are one blessed woman ... I love what you love ... all of it.


yes, baby kisses and sweet smells coming right up!

Free Pretty Things For You said...

Bella Rose.. that name suits you well!!
you have a very lovey blog :)

Roberta said...

So happy you're little girl is fine Rose. Love the pic of you and your little newbie. So sweet! xo Roberta

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

It's great that the boy's injuries hadn't been worse and it's good for your girl too, when she knows that he will be fine. The pictures of your family all are so very sweet, dear Rose!!!

Hugs and love,
Julia

Ana said...

Chiquita...puro amor. Love, love, love this post.

Besitos,
♥Ana