Thursday, September 29, 2011


little handprints
to remember how
little they were...

we are adding on to
our calf barn and have
been pouring new slabs
of cement-
we have marked
these occasions once again
just as we have always done
when we've poured cement in the past,

little handprints to remember!

down our long
lane in the middle of our field,
when my hubbie was still
quite small himself...
his own father
poured cement
and my hubs and
his best friend at the time
put their handprints in the cement...

it is fun
to walk down this path
and find his handprint
still cemented there...
that special day with his friend
forever remembered!

we have done this
numerous times
with our own daughters
when we have poured cement
in the past...
their little handprints
and then as they grew we
would add new handprints,
making new ones as
those hands turned into
bigger handprints...

always there for us
to remember.

and this past week
we have done it
again with our two little grandsons!

on the first day
big boy was here
and so;

the boy and gramps 

gramps, the boy, daddy and granny's hands all in a row :)
watching the big cement truck
he called it a 'mighty machine'
he loves that series on netflix! :)

helping gramps-

watching the cement truck pour-

then yesterday we poured cement 
again and lil' one was here so;

mommy and lil' one
a little handprint

and last but not least...
he walked around in his coonskin cap...
it was hilarious and i could not help 
but get a picture!

what lovely reminders
days like these are
of just how good life
really is!

sweet little moments
that come and go
so quickly-
we turn around and they
are gone.

so today i am 
savoring, treasuring,
making the most
of every single
minute and
feeling blessed
and happy.

i hope you too
have moments 
like this that you
can cherish- 
that you will know
without a doubt
how good life
really is,
and that you can
find blessings 
in each and every day-
because my sweet friends,
they are there!

the blessings may be hiding
and even sometimes
may be hard to find
but, if you look...
they are there!

the sun is out
it is a lovely day
to be alive!

may you be blessed
today and always,



Thisisme. said...

Oh, I so love the photo of that little man in his coonskin hat! What lovely memories you made with those handprints. Beautiful post today my friend.

Katherines Corner said...

this is a beautiful post, truly. imprinted not only in the cement but on our hearts as well. Hugs and thank you for linking up at Thursday favorites Things hop

Linda O'Connell said...

How very cute! Leaving your legacy.

Thoughts for the day said...

Creating memories is always a wonderful choice. Blessings to you all.

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

AW! Cement hand prints are always fun!! So cool you can have the grand kids there now!

Lucy said...

What an uplifting post and great reminder to find the beauty in life!

Oh, and those grandchildren are adorable!!

Shawn said...

Love this post. Nothing better in life than making family Memories! Your two little Men are darling and I love the idea about the handprints!

Take care my sweet friend,

Chris said...

Love this idea of hand prints. Beautiful photos of your family TFS. Hopping from Katherine's Corner today. Lovely to meet you and TFS

Bethe77 said...

Melody Mae I love this post the cement and handprints and meories. What a joyous day and a lane of lovely meories for a life tiem and beyand. WOW! Thank you for hsaring with us. You are always such an inspiritation and joy. Many blessings

Aspiring New Moms said...

This is such a lovely post - I am your newest follower :)

Undeserving Grace said...

That's an awesome way to make memories last! I love the blessings. My daughter is fascinated with big loud pieces of equipment...according to her the more noise it makes the more powerful it must
{tara} from Undeserving Grace

Lori Anderson, Pretty Things said...

That is so incredibly special!

Ellen Marie "Mama" Pike said...

How very nice. I am so glad you shared this with all of us.

Very heartwarming.