Saturday, April 22, 2006

family . . .



such concentration on this little guy! he happens to be the baby of my baby sister ... they live a good days drive away, so our visits are few and far between ... i did see him during spring break ... he's 5 ... after visiting with me for a while, he asked his mother in this loud stage whisper ... "who is she? i like her! ... "

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You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. ~Desmond Tutu

13 comments:

owlhaven said...

I love that quote!!

Mary, mom to many

Feathers said...

That's a sweet picture, hope he will remember who you are next time! LOL

Loved the quote about your family, I am happy to say that I could not have asked for a more kind, compassionate and loving family. Sadly (for me) but happily, they are all with the Lord now :)

Saija said...

Mary ... i loved it too ... maybe we take our families so for granted, we miss that special sweetness that they add to our lives ...

Saija said...

feathers ... awww, so sorry about your family ... some of mine have gone on ... and even though my family is large, there is still a keen missing of those that are no longer with us ...

M. C. Pearson said...

Awwww~ I love five year olds.

Saija said...

MC ... aren't they great!

Elizabeth said...

That is sweet...I am sure that warmed your heart! Children are so transparent!

Ginger said...

Great picture. I bet you wish he lived closer to you!

Saija said...

elizaeth ... it did warm my heart - he seemed to enjoy my company so ... ! hope you have a restful sunday!

ginger ... yes, i wish i lived closer to all my family, but this modern life of ours takes us in so many different directions, doesn't it? blessings to you!

Debra said...

Hey Saija! Thanks so much for sending me that link to the Byrds. Hard to believe that song was popular for so long-- I remember still hearing it on the radio years after they appeared on Ed Sullivan-- around the years of 1970 - 1972. I added that link to my post--thanks again! :) Hugs, Debra

Saija said...

debra ... your welcome! that was part of my exciting saturday night ... listening to old music and finn music on youtube.com! when i heard turn turn turn, i thought of your post the other day! blessings on your sunday ...

Maggie Ann said...

What a cute little guy!

Saija said...

maggie ann ... and active too!