Tuesday, November 22, 2016

November...The Month of Miracles





Oh most heartbreaking-with gratitude and joy-November
I knew I loved summer months
and
September and October
the months that are hard to compete with
filled with changing color and temperatures 
But November
you took me by surprise
I thought my heart may break with the joy of you
reminded
over and
over
and over

This Father of Tender Mercies
This God of Miracles
His arms are always outstretched
the Ever welcome
always

~

four months later and she is still here
still smiling
laughing
what was lost has now been found



death came ... an eternal life took wing


heaven sent this precious little angel
Scarlett Joe Carter
a mother is born


Grammy welcomes her 27th precious babe


would that all babies could go home
and be so loved
this forever family


In Southern California we celebrated
this life well lived
Lois Williams Carter
the best mother-in-law a girl could ever hope for


Our oldest grand
obedient, lovely, and good
off to Lima Peru
"Hola, my name is Hermana Brasher,
and I have some amazing news to share with you!"


My oldest daughter
obedient, faithful, true-
she amazes me


A Supermoon takes my breath away
the closest full moon since January 26, 1948


nearly 200 men gave up their lives here in 1836
"Remember The Alamo"


Clementine...the next generation of American Patriots


My Texas family
dedicated to being their best


and then... all the way from Chicago
this photo of joy
my darlings


meanwhile...all the way from Utah
(I am still in Texas)
Cosmo the Cougar has found my Joseph


at church
in San Antonio
loving our together time


this beauty gave a powerful lesson
so much participation
"Oh ye fair ones, how could ye have departed
from the ways of the Lord!"
Mormon 6:17


and now we wait for another November Miracle
baby Pratt with be joining us
any day


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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Grands at the Beach



each one precious
each one dear
each one with a name
talents and interests
strengths and weaknesses

each with one beautiful life
born under the covenant
destined to be eternal

increase

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

birthday boy!




 my prince
the promise
"you will never regret it"
referring to my choice
of him

happy birthday my love
you have lived true to your word
and I
will be forever grateful
to have lept
into forever
with you

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