Friday, February 6, 2009

Loving Our Littles

Dear Reader,

Thank you so much for visiting us at our home today! We had a fun day going into town, window-shopping at a craft store, and finding some treasures at the thrift store. I actually found a nice pair of muck boots for gardening that will make it nicer wading through the snow to dump the compost!

I finally finished this drawing (another Redoute copy) of white and pink roses. I thought the petals were hard, but now I'm thinking the leaves are harder! Talk about hundreds of different shades of green!

Although we don't listen to the radio, due to the fact that the majority of songs are inappropriate and/or offensive, we do enjoy listening to the family-centered country songs that are so popular. We recently discovered one by Billy Dean, celebrating enjoying children while they are small. I am sure you've probably heard it before, but I thought the video was sweet, and you might like to see it:

Children are such a special thing; sometimes we do require a reminder, though, to appreciate them when we're up to our necks in laundry and dishes!

May I just say to my children how much I love them, and how grateful I am that they have helped me to be more like I should be.

If it weren't for being a mother, I would be such a different person. And of course, without my husband there would be no children! I'm so grateful for all the support that he gives me while being home every day.

May you find peace today,


"Babies and children are pure beauty, love, joy,-the truest in this world. But the thorns are there of night watches, of illnesses, of infant perversities and contrariness. There are glimpses of heaven and hell.
~Dorothy Day

"Today, try listening to the wisdom of children." ~Sarah Ban Breathnach


  1. Dear Mami,
    I Love You So Much!!!!!:)
    You Are So Nice!!!!:):):)
    I Love The Post!!!!!

    I Love You And I Like You!!!!!!!

  2. dear mama.
    i love you mama so much ^-^
    i love you nice.
    i love you and i like you


    ~ tasha

  3. Dear Mami,
    I Love You!!!

  4. Dear Mama,
    I'm Glad you have a nice,good blog!
    I love you aloooot!
    thank-you for being my mother.
    Annamarie Graham

  5. Marqueta, oh, I think I love the comments as much as the post! I am in total agreement with your thoughts -- children have made me a much better person; more what I should be.


  6. Dear Marqueta,

    What a lovely post! Oh yes, children are a wonderful blessing and add so much joy to our lives. I am so very, very thankful for my sweet son. Your children are very blessed to have such wonderful and Godly parents!!! I love the comments your girls leave for you, it is a testament to what a loving and dear momma you are to them. God bless you!

  7. I forgot to say how I loved the photos of your beautiful and happy children! Your old magazines are wonderful and you are quite a talented artist! I love your beautiful rose drawing!!! You did a wonderful job!
    Love, Paula


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