Monday, March 7, 2011

Life Phases


Dependence


Independence

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Interdependence

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"How, child, do I know where you're headed?
Because I'm there, and I can see you coming."
-Robert Brault

It's amazing how time flies.

...one minute...
We need our hands held, lots of hugs and tender care.

...then next minute...
We're off and flying.  Look! No hands!

...before we know it...
We need our hands held, lots of hugs and tender care.
{because we realize that life feels better this way}

What a treasure each and every moment is!
They are each a gift from God.
Let's count our blessings!

~ to one thousand and beyond ~

28 comments:

The Captain's Daughter said...

What a touching post, Maria. And how true... Wishing you God's mercy and peace. Always.

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Julie Harward said...

Such a great theme...kind of like agency...the greatest gift of all. Loved all your pictures! ;D

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a beautiful post I love the images. I am assuming that some are of your family. So darling!
Yvonne

koralee said...

I thought I already left a comment but I think that was on fb. Hugs and love my friend...this post says it all.....sorry if this is #2 comment...xoxoxo

Diana said...

Oh so true Maria. All we can do is the very best we can and then let go. And that time goes so quickly. I try to enjoy every moment that I have Kate at home with me as I know that soon enough she will fly away!
Love Di ♥

It's me said...

So true Maria...that is your beautiful life !!! God is great !!! .....love Ria....xxx....

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh I can tell we are in the same season of life...the tears just swell up in my eyes as I go through your post...oh it passes so fast and so precious. I told my baby (age 5) I was never letting him get older...of course he protested...and so did his five siblings before him...now four are out of the nest.
Precious heartfelt and so there post!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

We have been at both ends of the spectrum, Maria...it is simply the circle of life....

Doreen said...

So true what you said about what a treasure that each and every moment is. Counting all my blessings today and you are always on the list!

Cathy said...

What a beautiful picture of life! Thank you for sharing.

May God richly bless you! Of course He's already given us the best blessing of all, His Son!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I'm sure you know how much I can relate to this post. We are certainly surrounded by the circle of life in our house right now. Little grandsons, ailing parents and still recovering from loss... right along with twenty-somethings having the times of their lives. We really do need to savor every moment and every stage.

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

This makes my heart hurt...but, in a good way. Time does just FLY! I want to try to enjoy every moment or at least learn from each one.
This is beautiful!
Joyce

Barb said...

A wonderful post of photos and comments on the changes Life brings to us. Those who have a hand to hold and a hug at every step are the luckiest!

dcrelief said...

This made my day ~ beautiful.

Robert Brault said...

What an engaging celebration of life. I'm delighted to have my words included. Thanks, Maria.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I am in love with your post today, Maria. Each picture and word is beautiful. We can never take enough pictures, they are all precious and priceless. I must be off to visit Robert Brault's site. He commented too, woo hoo. First I have to read your post one more time.
Much love, hugs and kisses for a sweet sweet Tuesday xxxxx

francis said...

Maria I have been drinking my tea outside in the garden in the sun today . I look forward to do that more and more and more in SPRING !
I loved every minute when my children were small . Never could imagen than how it would be when they would be grown-ups .
Interesting it is that's for sure .
They are not the only ones who changed ..... we are too !
Have a wonderful week .

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

*** enjoy the rest of your day, dearest sweet Maria ***

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Such a sweet post! Loved all the photos and the verse that followed. Life is so short. Have to treasure each moment. Thanks for the reminder.

Indie.Tea said...

What a sweet post!
I hope that you are doing well...

Maria said...

...Thank you for stopping by here, Robert... as you can see, I think about your quotes long after I have read them... and then, they translate into pictures.

Thank you everyone for these wonderful comments
I'm always so grateful to find kindred spirits ♥

- I treasure each one of you!

Bless you all,
~Maria

Gloria said...

((((Maria))))) hugs to you for one of the most beautiful blog posts!!

You have such a tender & caring heart. May the good Lord bless you with much love today...:)

Your photos are so touching. Thanks for sharing.

XOXO Gloria

LindyLouMac said...

Yes it is so important not to loose sight of how special it is to treasure every moment.

Wanda..... said...

Such a beautiful, beautiful post, Maria.

Vintage Home said...

Thank you for a glimpse into your life...what sweet images of tender moments! God truly is watching over us!

Anita said...

Oh Maria, that s just beautiful:-) You always know "what" to say. So sweet and so true!

Rosie said...

Oh Maria, what a beautiful post. Your words had me reaching for tissue. So touching. Reminded me of "Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch. I remember reading this book to my babies, with tissues by my side.

Your "snappies" are a precious treasure...as are you my dear. ..xoxo...Rosie