Sunday, February 13, 2005

She smiles.

Actually she smiles a lot these days. I was finally there with a camera ready. One of her smiles is like a sustained mouth open laugh, but without sound. Her brow and nose crinkle. Hers eyes twinkle and she looks delighted.

Though I don't feel like an inspired writer or a fabulous woman of remarkable beauty, with solutions to various world isssues, I ought to relax and soak up the Messy Blessings. The Messy Blessings are sometimes hard to recognize as blessings, but they are all around me. For every shortcoming and *hardship* there is a something to value and cherish, or at least respect. No, I am not Disney's Pollyanna. But the girl did have a mighty mind set.

Messy Blessings:
1. The house is a mess, but it's in a great neighborhood, Geoff can walk to work, and the rain sounds awesome on the roof.
2. I am fat, but healthy, and enjoying a new baby. I like food, and food is available to eat, which I prefer to the alternative.
3. The car is dirty, but it runs 100% reliably, it's safe and really, really comfortable.
4. There is an unwritten list of things to do that will not get done very soon, if ever, but I was there in time to catch Maria smiling and I found the time to share her smile with you.


  1. Beautiful, beautiful, healthy baby girl, and her smile made me smile this morning, thank you!!


  2. Thank you Julie.
    We are having a wonderful time.
    Are you writing these days?



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