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. feelin' lucky .
fast forward about 15 years later, and although i have yet to win a prize from a random drawing & when it comes to dating, well that's a whole other subject , i can't help but give a good chuckle at the girl who once said she had 'none'. how naive & blind was i?
to me is,,,
the air we breath
the clothing on my back
the food in my belly
the roof above my head
the 'job' that is my passion
the choices we can freely make
the loved ones that love us
the ones we choose to love
the ability to LOVE
the ability to be compassionate
the ability to make. a. difference.
choosing to live FULLY
our friends, family & pets that encourage, support, love & remind us to be the best we can be...
and truthfully, the list goes on. how can it not? we are all surrounded by SO much 'luck' every single day. even on this drab, rainy Monday, of all days, i feel lucky to have warmth, a good cup of java,,, & to see my sweet pup dozing by the window while i work, with some Zac Brown Band singing to my heart in the background.
...aaaand speaking of 'lucky', i got to take care of my nephew one sweet night not so long ago. i had set up my camera in hopes of doing some fun self-portraits with him, however the little noodle decided to sleep almost the entire time! which in turn left me with this one single shot that i quickly snapped before i fed him. it, to me, is perfect though. looking at this photo, i feel as if i am indeed the luckiest.
a .lovely. soul remembered
yesterday a sweet, incredible soul was lost on Earth,,, & gained in Heaven.
although it is still quite surreal to me, i found it to be a great blessing that i had these images below to reflect on, process & help bring a crinkle of a smile through this great grief.
a Father to one of my best friends, Michie, William Caleb Ferguson was an amazing man who gave love FULLY & was surrounded by SO much love. in the past three weeks i have witnessed the birth of my gorgeous nephew & experienced the passing of two wonderful men - William & my dear uncle Anton - that i loved very much. it has made me think a lot about the full circle of life & reminded me yet again how important it is to think about the NOW, & truly make the best of it daily.
...and, of course, take lots of photos along the way so that you will always have a 'stamp' of it imprinted to keep with you.
to my Michie & the entire family,,, i love you. my heart & soul go out to you. i am here for you. always & forever. ksen
when i think of Michie's family, i think of great loud laughter & love. this photo reminds me of that :
married to his Soul Mate, Maryann, for 48 years... and yet always giddy, happy & in love as if it was the day they first met. absolutely incredible to witness & be around :
Michie's gorgeous boys, Johnathan & William, and her parent's dog, Chin Chin :
with his daughter Gina :
Grandpa with his grandson Caleb (Gina's son) :
*heart* the feeling of this image of Michie with her Father :
oh Chin Chin,,, why are you SO cute?!
the ladies :
to my dearest Michie,,, and your entire beautyFULL family... i love you. i am always here for you. thank you for everything that you do & are in my life.
thank you for being wonderFULL YOU.
Well I have lived 72 years and have enjoyed every minute of it. I have some regrets but then again too few to mention. Those who are reading this you already know the things that are important to me. From our conversations, or by you reading my poems, so I will keep this short and very sweet. My Mary Ann , my Soul Mate, My girls , and my three grandsons have made my life complete. Oh and how could I forget Chin Chin. Go to my pic's and there you will see my life.
...there is no question, you will be greatly missed. you already are...SO much.
new moon. new day. dreamin' BIG.
part of the beauty in the untold,
is how it all unfolds...
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