Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Friday, March 28, 2014


Looking at family images
I posted yesterday for my children and grandchildren
they make me smile

First we all look over weight
and are not,
so guess when you copy old photographs
they come out a little distorted.

Second, what a beautiful family
I have :)

It took me years to realize I was not equipped in anyway
to take on almost a 4 year old at 21 years of age.
This one now and in the past
always thought there is nothing
she cannot do.

Just to think I was the age of my oldest granddaughter
who is about to become a bride
and there were 4 children in the home.

It is a wonder that I made it.
Looking back I realize I did survive
the stormy times and the many happy times.
Now at this date, years later,
what would I do without these wonderful children
and grandchildren.....

Jamie born in my early 30's and she was a surprise
but  has been nothing but a joy to me over the years.
For years it was just her and me
Starting over in a new lifestyle
and since older children were in college
and beginning their life journey
in my new surroundings
many thought she was my only child.

What a journey
a good one, so much experienced
and guess those bumps in the road of life
have made me who I am today.

At this moment
I can smile as this is typed.


Tabor said...

Some of us sip our life and some of us gulp it in big gulps. But either way, if we survive long enough to look back and see it with wisdom's eyes we have done well.

thewiildmagnola said...

like Tabor's comment.
i'm a gulper, i has been a problem for me, no time to think things through.

so happy you have many good memories.

Judy said...

I know what you mean, I had 3 in 4 years--by the time I was 22. Then at 32, I had one more. We thought 32 was way too old to have a baby. Nowadays, girls don't even think of having a child until they are 30.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Tabor, Sandy and Judy, :)

Sharon said...

I started having kids at 23, which sounds so young now. My children are waiting to have children and so will have a good sense of themselves - a good idea. Like you I wouldn't do anything differently because I can't imagine my life without my wonderful husband and children.