Second of all, before I forget, thank you to all those who sent an encouraging email yesterday. You knew it had all the potential for being one of those bittersweet days. It was so special to know that I was being thought of and prayed for. At one point, I found myself smiling as I thought that my own mother never knew a Mother's Day without her mother being a part of it. Whenever I am tempted to think of all the things my grandmother and mother are missing, I remember that Heaven is filled to overflowing with comforts and loved ones; I am immediately consoled. Nan and Mother are well and more alive than they ever were on this earth and enjoying Heaven and being with the Lord.
Your prayers were answered, too. I received a call early in the morning, before eight, and a confirmation call at nine saying that "the gang" would be arriving in half an hour. They did. They stayed much of the day. We had great fun and all reflection time was done together. This was sweetly comforting.
As you know, I often provide the mosaic dud on Monday. This Monday, I am not thinking of these mosaics as "duds." (After all, a gal should not call her children and grandchildren "duds." They are just meant more for my regular readers who might be interested in such things.)
Yup, makes me laugh every time.
Brenda shared in earlier comments that PW did an entire post on the making of Charlie. I found it *here.* There is good information for anyone who has ever thought of writing a children's book.
Okay, I'm easy. This one makes me laugh, too. You can see how the baby grand gets into this story.
Reading C*harlie the Ranch Dog
Auntie listening in
The grands are quite smitten with their auntie and her long hair. Here's another video that makes me laugh.
Return tomorrow to read more about our adventure in the graveyard. Ai yi yi...
Have a happy afternoon!
Edited to Add: Oops! Forgot to post date. Oh well, these things happen.