This little-now-big-but-always-insightful-and-challenging girl
Twelve years have passed like a blink but they have been good, full years. She is moving into teenhood and still likes to hang out and be a kid with her family. Greatly!
|Today, for the actual day, we got pedicures and haircuts. She chose blue...I know, you're shocked ;0)|
|Grammy gift...even looks like her!|
|Weekend party with the old girls|
|How blessed we all are to still have these matriarchs among us!|
|diving competition (the judges are floating in the top right ;0))|
|Little Miss Z...that girl is fierce!|
|It was a battle...so they were planning|
|Today #1 got to go all on her own for an hour...so this picture is missing 4 more kids!|
Yesterday's eclipse left me feeling a little over-sold, quite frankly. When I was scrolling through my pictures, though, this one grabbed my attention immediately.
Sunday was a difficult day for me. We had fun at a picnic and then my right eye just sort of imploded. Literally, it looked like a lightening storm, but from the inside. It also looked like I was wearing dirty lenses, but from the inside. Nothing unnerves me like the thought of losing my sight. So, many prayers to St. Lucy, a trip to the ER and the ophthalmologist later, I have vitreous detachment (which is an age-related thing and relatively benign) not retinal tearing or detachment (although that could happen as the vitreous settles in the next month or so). I am so thankful to God for his gift of sight. Even more now than before. Greatly!
We are blessed. Greatly!