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Thursday, December 16, 2010


My most beautiful and precious late beloved Mother and me from a Christmas past.

It's not what you do in life or where you go
it is who you have beside you♥


I think of thee when soft and wide
The evening spreads her robes
of light.
And like a young and timid bride
Sits blushing in the arms of night.
And when the moon's sweet
crescent springs
It's light o'er heaven's deep
waveless sea,
And stars are forth like
blessed things,
I think of thee! I think of thee!

- Anonymous

To my late darling beloved Mother and all our loved ones in Heaven.
Treaasured and adored in Heaven as you were on earth and missed
more than words could ever express especially at Christmas♥


is a way of holding onto the things

you love,

the things

you are,

the things

you never want to lose

~From the television show 'The Wonder Years'~

Memory quote as read on a dear friends blog
Posted from Home
Thanks Deb♥

The Dragonfly Story

Down below the surface of a quiet pond lived a little colony of water bugs. They were a happy colony, living far away from the sun. For many months they were very busy, scurrying over the soft mud on the bottom of the pond. They did notice that every once in awhile one of their colony seemed to lose interest in going about. Clinging to the stem of a pond lily it gradually moved out of sight and was seen no more.

"Look!" said one of the water bugs to another. "one of our colony is climbing up the lily stalk. Where do you think she is going?" Up, up, up it slowly went....Even as they watched, the water bug disappeared from sight. Its friends waited and waited but it didn't return...

"That's funny!" said one water bug to another. "Wasn't she happy here?" asked a second... "Where do you suppose she went?" wondered a third.

No one had an answer. They were greatly puzzled. Finally one of the water bugs, a leader in the colony, gathered its friends together. "I have an idea". "The next one of us who climbs up the lily stalk must promise to come back and tell us where he or she went and why."

"We promise", they said solemnly.

One spring day, not long after, the very water bug who had suggested the plan found himself climbing up the lily stalk. Up, up, up, he went. Before he knew what was happening, he had broke through the surface of the water and fallen onto the broad, green lily pad above.

When he awoke, he looked about with surprise. He couldn't believe what he saw. A startling change had come to his old body. His movement revealed four silver wings and a long tail. Even as he struggled, he felt an impulse to move his wings...The warmth of the sun soon dried the moisture from the new body. He moved his wings again and suddenly found himself up above the water. He had become a dragonfly!!

Swooping and dipping in great curves, he flew through the air. He felt exhilarated in the new atmosphere. By and by the new dragonfly lighted happily on a lily pad to rest. Then it was that he chanced to look below to the bottom of the pond. Why, he was right above his old friends, the water bugs! There they were scurrying around, just as he had been doing some time before.

The dragonfly remembered the promise: "the next one of us who climbs up the lily stalk will come back and tell where he or she went and why." Without thinking, the dragonfly darted down. Suddenly he hit the surface of the water and bounced away. Now that he was a dragonfly, he could no longer go into the water...

"I can't return!" he said in dismay. "At least, I tried. But I can't keep my promise. Even if I could go back, not one of the water bugs would know me in my new body. I guess I'll just have to wait until they become dragonflies too. Then they'll understand what has happened to me, and where I went."

And the dragonfly winged off happily into its wonderful new world of sun and air.......

Thank you God, for the story of the water bugs and the dragonflies.

Please remember________who left the pond we live in...and remember me...

STICKNEY, D. (1997). Water Bugs and Dragonflies. Explaining Death To Young Children. The Pilgrim Press.


At 10:17 AM, Blogger Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jeanne,

Yes, we do remember our loved ones that are no longer with us on earth, but remember every day.
Thanks for sharing the lovely post.
Is that your beautiful Mother in the cream dress and is the other sweet girl you?
Happy Festive Season dear friend


At 11:34 AM, Blogger Jeanne said...

Yes my darling that is my most beloved and beautiful late Mother and me from a Christmas past.

Love and blessings

At 8:04 PM, Blogger kimberly said...

oh i LOVE the photo jeanne...classic....and that is one of my very favorites is soooo true! so thankful for memories and photos! :-)

At 11:23 AM, Blogger Marilyn said...

Your mom was very glamorous and beautiful!


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