Over the weekend as I lay in bed not being able to sleep, I wrote the following poem with my sweet grandkids on my mind and heart entitled, “Nana’s Love”:
My heart is filled with so much love,
That God has given me from above–
Three sweet little faces
Who look lovingly at me…
With wonder and trust
So that I can be
The best Nana
To these little ones
Whom God has entrusted in my care
To watch over and pray for them each day
No matter when or where.
His love is steadfast and true
And He keeps watch over them
Through the love of their mom and dad
As well as a Nana
Who is so glad
To care for and love them with all her heart.
Their Grammy just visited them this past weekend and they adore her when she is able to do so. They always tell me what fun they had with her and whenever they visit her at her house as well. Both Pap Pap and Pappy are their favorite people as well.
I am just so happy to be part of their lives and feel blessed by them in so many ways.
Hug your grandchildren–laugh and play hide and seek–and enjoy them as much as you can. I know I will.
Just before the New Year began, I noticed on social media that several individuals had posted their “word” for change beginning in the new year–intentional, decisive, gratitude–to name a few.
In thinking about what word I would select, I had an almost immediate connection with the word “serenity”. The more I thought about this word, the more I decided to choose it because I definitely needed to be more serene-like in my life.
DEFINITION of SERENITY (Merriam-Webster Dictionary): calm, calmness, hush, peacefulness, quietness, restfulness, stillness, tranquility.
As I thought back over 2018, I can truthfully say that there had been times when I needed to be more serene-like in times of chaos. Now, as I reflect on the coming year, serenity is constantly in my thought process and whenever I find myself getting frustrated or anxious I begin to recite SERENE: CALM, PEACEFUL and I immediately begin to breathe deeper and try to remain more focused on my surroundings and circumstances.
Since I am musically inclined, I remind myself that:
“I need music to CALM my soul,
I need music to make me whole.”
Everybody has a story, and everybody has a song
So lift up your voice
And let it be heard.