Monday, January 17, 2011

first cup of coffee {together}

Do you remember when the kids were little, and as they awoke,
they would come in one by one to snuggle on your bed?

It's a special time that doesn't compare to any other.
~ Moments I treasured ~

Well, I still love it when the kids visit and we start the day that way!
Amanda came home yesterday and always joins us for that first cuppa coffee.

~ They are moments I treasure with all my heart ~

I hope you enjoy these beautiful quotes that inspired me this morning.
The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us to become our best while looking our worst.  ~Marge Kennedy

The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., "Over the Teacups," 1891

What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.  ~George Eliot

“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”  
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peace, Comfort and Joy to you my dear friends and family


Barb said...

Oh, I remember these moments well, Maria, and we now share them with our Grandchildren. Such memories of small moments fills the heart with gratitude and love. Enjoy your school vacation.

Wanda..... said...

Moments of Memories ...past, future, and present... are what I live for.

It's me said...

Peace comfort an joy for you too back darling....lovely post !!

Diana said...

Oh you made me miss my Ginny! Katie never did that Maria, she's such a different kind of person. Very independent, always has been!

I am so glad that you had a special visit from Amanda, she really is a special woman, just like her mom!
Love Di ♥

Anonymous said...

Oh, what wonderful moments like snuggling up in bed. Delightful thoughts, quotes and photo.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Family life, a beautiful post, Maria. That is so sweet, Amanda joining in for the first cup of coffee. I can only hope hope hope my little ones will do the same when they grow old. Thinking about it, I believe that moment would be my favorite moment of the week. It's a keeper, a most precious tradition!!
George Eliot's quote is awesome, definitely a keeper too, have written it down with my pink pen covered by red spots, tee hee.
Much love and do enjoy every day of the new week, dearest sweet Maria xxxx

Julie Harward said...

I so love those moments too and now as we have the grands over, they do the same thing! I love it, and I remember snuggling with my grandma in bed on cold mornings, then she would get up and whip up a big breakfast for us all! :D

koralee said...

Oh what a sweet her toes and cozy pjs...makes me want to jump into mine!

You had a day off!!! Lucky girl. Our students get this Friday off but us teachers have a retreat to go to...I love teaching at a Christian school because our retreats are very inspirational but would also like to have a retreat day at home..

Beautiful words again my friend.

Enjoy the rest of you week. xo

deborahspalette said...

Oh the memories, cherished memories, it seems as if my kids have grow up too fast...My youngest is 12 and she rarely comes in...Thanks for sharing the inspirational quotes... Loved the pic...Many Blessings, Deborah

Indie.Tea said...

Awww, I don't have any kids (I haven't gotten through graduate school yet). But I can imagine it must be a lovely feeling.

myletterstoemily said...

i DO love your quotes and those darling
navy blue toes!

Roo said...

beautiful! x...xo ...o