Wednesday, October 25, 2017

AJS: 8 Months

Happy 8️⃣ months to sweet Ava. She continues to be a true delight- so many people remark upon what a happy and easygoing baby she is. No hair, no teeth, no problem. 😜 
Ava doesn’t feel any rush to crawl- she’s content cuddling and being held. She loves to play with her brother’s trucks (when he’s not looking of course 😉 and she loves her cuddle doll, Chloe. Ava loves bath time, jumping and solid foods (especially green beans and rice teething biscuits). She loves her big brother most of all and is constantly reaching for him. 
We love you more than words can say. Happy 8 months, Ava girl! #avajeannespecial Scott Special




Friday, October 13, 2017

A powerful read, and an important one, and one that I agree with wholeheartedly.

"History has been littered with horrible people who did terrible things with power, because too many good people remained silent. And since my fear is that we are surely entering one of those periods in our story, I wanted to make sure that I was recorded for posterity"
A powerful read, and an important one, and one that I agree with wholeheartedly. (H/T to Nancy for sharing it).


Sunday, October 1, 2017

My grandma Phyllis would have been 100 years old today!

My grandma Phyllis would have been 100 years old today.
She was born before women had the right to vote, and died in 1994 at the age of 77. She modeled strength and tenacity- but also and weakness and human-ness. She had, of course, deeply unconditional love for her son, my biological father, despite his demons.
Phyllis was ahead of her time. She was a strong single mother in a time where that was unacceptable, and her influence is alive 23 years after her death. I am proud to be part of her lineage.
I like to think she would have been amused and adored by my babies. Her legacy and generosity has touched their lives, even though they are too young to realize it. I also like to think she had a heavenly role in sending my "step" dad to our family and influencing the next phase of our lives.
My life intersected with hers for less than ten years - but her memory is alive. May we all be remembered with love, by happy and grateful grandchildren, more than two decades after we are gone.
Happy 100, PDM. You are missed.