♥ ‘melia told me she loved the beautiful ‘drangeas’ in the front. I said, O, ‘melia, it’s hydrangeas — further enunciating: HY-drangeas. She said, O — no mama, not the high ones — the low ones — the drangeas.
♥ This morning ‘melia told Hannah that it would be 73 grees today. I think she thinks the de in degrees is sort of an article of speech and not particular to the word degree.
♥ Reminds me of when she used to say, that’s a good dea, when commenting on a thought or idea someone else had — as if to think that *i*dea is only used when expressing an original thought or a personal opinion – thus, the *I*dea.
♥ I so wish I’d taken my own advice and had written down all the cute “ism’s” of each child. Some “______-ism’s” have remained or have become part of our family vocabulary, but many most have been forgotten in the sea of experiences once lived. I know I thought at the time that I’d never possibly forget each cute word or comment different youngers said. But I didn’t write everything down and I haven’t remembered all the things I thought I’d never forget and I didn’t take enough photographs of things, days, events that would have been perfect moments to capture.
♥ So, today’s welcome home is:
- write stuff down.
- take a photograph of today.
- record a child’s voice or play.
- record a prayer request, lay it before the Lord – just watch and see, it will not be unredeemed.
- smile. you look so much prettier that way.