Thought of the Day

Candles spell out the traditional English birt...Candles spell out the traditional English birthday greeting (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
For me, today is a day of celebration for more than one reason.  Thirty-five years ago today,  I was eighteen years old and newly married, a whole other story that must wait for another day and time. On April 19, 1977, I became a mother to a beautiful, bouncing baby boy. On that day, I began what I have come to consider is the most challenging and difficult job in the world-motherhood  At such a young age, I was ill-prepared for the job, but I’ve come to learn that motherhood, at any age, is a daunting gift that is not for the timid.   I am grateful for both blessings that I received on that day – my son and the gift of motherhood.  Happy birthday dear Son.  I am blessed to be your Mother. 
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And thank you for a house full of people I love.  Amen. 
 ~Terri Guillemets


Today, as I look into the faces of  the loved ones gathered at my home for Christmas dinner, I silently thank God for their presence.  As I do, it suddenly dawns on me that on this day of “extreme” gift giving, I have been blessed in abundance, but not in the conventional sense. No, these loved ones, by their presence, have given me the greatest gift–one beyond measure.  

May your holidays be filled with the gift of the love of family and friends, peace, joy and abundant blessings, Lydia