Once upon a time, a stately oak tree realized that its strength was beginning to wane. When the wind was strong, the once proud tree shook ominously and made suspicious creaking sounds. With great effort, the tree grew some fine new branches and began to feel secure once more. But when the next gale came, it felt some of its roots snapping and, had it not been for the support of a friendly neighboring sycamore tree, it would have fallen to the ground.
When the oak tree recovered from the shock, it turned to the sycamore and asked, "How is it that you were able to stand your ground but to help me also?"
The sycamore tree replied, "While you were busy growing new branches, I was strengthening my roots.
Children are the seeds of our future. Plant love in their hearts and water them with wisdom and life's lessons. When they are grown, give them space to grow
GOOD MORNING !
This morning bright and early I’m off to go to The Central Ohio Stroll for Epilepsy in honor of one of my Grand’babes’. I call her my Sweetheart and she is for sure. Getting a hug from her is one of the best things in my world.
This is a fund raiser that I try to do each year to raise money for them and also to educate people about what epilepsy is all about. Don’t think I’m brave and weathering the Northern Ohio winter weather because I won’t be, I’ll be inside an enclosed Mall area doing all my walking. This mall graciously lends their space each year for all of them and there are a lot of people involved. Until DS#1 and his family got involved in this I never knew how many people are affected and in so many different ways.
All but two of my Sons and their families will be there along with many in DDIL#1’s family. We stand united in the cause. We support each other in the good times and bad. Being there for each other when it counts, and sharing the joys and sorrows as they come.
My good friend and also one of my dulcimer buddies is riding along with me. She has no family of her own but has enjoyed being a part of ours for over 25 years now. It’s good I’ll have company because long drives are not my thing. More and more anything over an hour long is too much and I tend to get drousy and don’t want to fall asleep at the wheel for sure.
I’ll be taking pictures for you all to see tomorrow and also of our January Birthday celebration for all those that can make it too. We’ll go back to DS#1’s and do some celebrating. Hopefully I’ll be able to head home around 4:30 this evening as I want to make it home before it is completely dark outside.
It’ll be a busy day and one packed full of things to do. I know I’ll be one tired out Grand’ma’, but a happy one…
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
To us, family means putting