Tuesday, May 31, 2011

oh, hello tuesday!

hello my lovelies,
i am hoping you had a wonderful weekend,
relaxing and doing all that makes you happy!
we had a pretty mellow one ourselves...
something that makes me just sigh, ya know...
it was just that relaxing!

i woke today to a sweet bit o' sunshine
streaming through the curtain,
thoughts turning to the grandson visiting
his granny and gramps today...which makes
for a great day in my book!
he just makes me smile and life seems just that much
sweeter when he is here :)

as i drove through our town to meet his daddy
at our 'half-way' mark and pick up the boy
i noticed flags still flying from yesterday's holiday
such a beautiful sight to see-
and a bittersweet reminder of my dad
who served in the korean war.
when he passed away from cancer 20+ years ago
he was given full military honors-
yesterday when i heard on the t.v. the
bugle playing 'taps'...
well, i had to stop for a minute and remember.

dad you are gone, but never.ever.forgotten.

weeks ago, when my computer went down
i got notice from my sweet bloggie friend
that i had received an award from her...
i was so honored but, couldn't post about it
because i was using the hubs i-pad and didn't
really know how to use it...i was stumbling along...
so now that things seem to be working on my computer AND blogger...

thank you for this lovely award!
i plan to pay it forward asap!
the rules state 5 people to pass it on to! :)

for now i leave you with a full & content heart

may you be blessed this week
and know deep in your heart
that above all else
YOU are loved!



EmptyNester said...

Lovely post- as always! Love hearing you discuss the grands! The three of our lovelies who aren't married said they are getting tired of Breezy and BestSonInLawEVER taking so long to have babies! LOL

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I love seeing flags flying on special days, shows peoples pride to be (insert nationality)we should all fly flags from our homes :)

Bethany said...

So glad you had a nice weekend. We did too. Thank you for the award, I will accept it! I too need to wait to get to my computer! Enjoy your day.

Dawn said...

sunshine and flags flying and the anticipation of a little boy's smile sounds like a grand way to begin the day :)
we watched the memorial day concert that was broadcast from the capital bldg... it was quite moving. remembering.

love to you!

Anonymous said...

My dear sweet Melody Mae...Congrats on your lovely award! I'm so excited for you! Glad to see you back in business, you have been missed! You redecorated a bit too or is it just my eyes playing tricks on me? Love ya!

TexaGermaNadian said...

I loved all the flags too. I hope more people took a moment or two to remember like you did :)
And have a great day! You really have to be such a great grandma, no wonder they love ya!

Thisisme. said...

Nice 'shiny' post today, Melody-mae. It's always lovely to see all the flags flying - we should never forget all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Hope you had a lovely day with your gorgeous little boy!!

Shanda said...

What a sweet tribute to your father. I know he will never be forgotten!
Congrats on the award. You deserve it.

Katie @ Chicken Noodle Gravy said...

Congrats on that lovely award, and what a sweet tribute to your dad. :) Brought tears to my eyes!

the purple lady said...

glad we are connected... i think we might be kindred spirits from what I have seen on your blog thus far.

have a super weekend!