may 24, 2018

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“Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don’t have to sit on it.” ~ Joyce Meyer

 

audience with the Princess

 

Lucy Barnes-Gilbert loves her grandmother Kelly “Gigi” something fierce. She loves everyone else, too, but she really, really loves Kelly and hardly leaves her side when they’re together. I think this bodes well for Lucy as an adult. Virtually every woman I know had a strong grandmother in her life. Someone who could dispense nothing but love with all the sugar and spice and everything nice a little girl can handle. Someone she loved like Lucy loves Kelly. It’s adorable. There will be more on Lucy in the coming days, but for now, just let the light of this little girl brighten your day and remind us all to not sit on the cactus.

 

madonna and child

 

little person

april 7, 2015

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“What people have the capacity to choose, they have the ability to change.”
~ Madeleine Albright

 

twins 1
twins 1

 

This day brought many joyous treats. The first was Marie Dale’s youngest granddaughter, Skyla, who came to work with Marie for a few hours. She is such a well behaved, thoughtful young lady. She snuck quietly into my office to surprise me, which she did, and it just tickled me. This smart third grader loves her granny like nobody’s business, following Marie like a shadow, longing to hug her at every opportunity. Skyla is generous with her affection, too, hugging each of the lunch ladies when we returned to our jobs. Sweet children like Skyla are such a ray of sunshine and hope. She made my day.

 

twins 2
twins 2

february 17, 2014

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I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you’ll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you’ll make something that didn’t exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind.
~ Neil Gaiman

peas in a pod
peas in a pod

Marie Dale’s youngest grand-daughter, Skyla, made a rare appearance in the office. The last time I saw Skyla she was a tiny four or five years old. Now she’s a tiny seven or eight years old. The point is, she’s tiny, but oh how she’s mighty in character. Marie’s face lights up when that little girl is around. It’s mutual, too. They put me in mind of me and Mamaw. Every great woman I know had a strong grandmother like Marie to help her grow. I predict Skyla will go on to great things.

purple girls
purple girls