Random 5 Friday
Jan. 24, 2014
1. I am repeatedly surprised when I become aware that Friday has arrived!
2. Christmas begins the season of remembering the past for me,
and winter continues it with my pursuit
of writing down memories to correlate
with vintage photos for the perusal
of my grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
(when their interest grows in such an activity)
3. Speaking of the past,
my brother and I celebrated our birthdays together
all through our childhood
(once he was born, of course).
His was February 6th and mine is February 10th.
I was four days from being three years old
when Mom came home with her bundle of joy.
I have a clear memory of her placing him on my lap
while I sat on the blue davenport.
My sweet brother died at the young age
of 54 seventeen years ago.
4. A couple of years ago when I mentioned to my spiritual director that I wished that my husband’s spirit would visit me, she said that sometimes a butterfly or a bird not usually seen around here will appear to people, signifying that the person’s spirit had sent it. I have experienced that kind of event, satisfying me that he is with me, a warm, comforting thought.
5. I have neglected exercising consistently;
I’m blaming the frigid weather and the lack of sunlight.
So since the sun is in full bloom now,
I need to finish here and get my body going.
Happy Friday to everyone! Be safe and warm.
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