A delightful way to easily create joyful days in your home is to frequently celebrate. We have a calendar which tells us the special day each day. Sometimes, it’s something like “Pet your Dragon Day”, or “Clean out Your Computer Day”, but often it’s something we can do to create special memories without any or Carry on!
Buckling your little shoe Making toast and jam for you Caressing your chubby face Folded neatly, saying grace Lifting you onto her lap Tucking you in for an afternoon nap Helping you plant a tiny seed Bandaging a scraped up knee Gently brushing wispy hair Serenely snuggling in the rocking chair Wrinkled, sun spotted, capable, Carry on!
I check out books of poetry because I think I want to be the kind of person who reads poetry and to use my brain for more than deciding dinner and conciliating sibling squabbles and three weeks later I find the books of poetry unread and forgotten. As I pare potatoes with a knife, because Carry on!
I was looking for a recipe for my mom’s Never Fail Pie Crust, and accidentally pulled out the wrong recipe book. I have inherited all my grandma and my great-grandmother’s recipes. In the front of that book, in my great-grandmother’s script written neatly with a fountain pen, I found the following poem. I quickly searched Carry on!
His harvest may be over, But in my heart it’s not Because I still can see him In my every waking thought I can see him at the counter Drinking his cup of coffee, eating a slice of pie I can see him walking out the door Grabbing one more donut, kissing Mom good-bye I Carry on!
Mother’s Day which was also Grandma’s 86th birthdayGigi, Ella, TíaAmelia, me, GrandmaAviana, Brielle, Coraonly woman in our family not pictured, my lovely aunt Barb Not My Grandma! Some grandmas sit and stare out the window hoping forlornly for some companyNot my grandma!My grandma sits and writes letters sending her company to us with love Some Carry on!