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Monday, January 10, 2011

What Love Is!

Dan at Yesterday Once More will be doing a word for the week and ask for all of us to participate weekly if we would like to. This weeks word is LOVE.

Love means many things to me. One of the first things I thought of when I thought of doing this post was the gift that my darling Kaci gave to me for Christmas. She worked for days on making this for her grandmayellowhair because of the love that little girl has in her heart. Even though she just turned 9 in November she listens to what others need or want. A few times when we would talk about things I had told her of my love for mermaids and that I needed one for my bathroom.

Well you can imagine the love and joy when I opened this gift up and there made by those precious sweet hands of my granddaughters was this picture. It took her days to make and knowing her the way I do it was time that she did not mind giving. As you all know Kaci has Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes and everyday and night she pokes her precious fingers to check her blood sugars. Those little fingers have to be sore all the time yet she made this with them. If you look at it closely there is not but maybe one spot that you can see the outline. Believe me you have to really look close. She did an outstanding job and I am so proud of her. To me this is LOVE!

Another meaning for Love is the kind you have for your siblings. The weekend before Christmas I had my four brothers and their wives along with Gretchen over for a Christmas dinner. I wanted a photo of me with my four brothers with us all looking and facing the same way going down the stairs. As you can see that did not happen. Several shots were taken but never were we all standing one way or looking at the camera. It was hard growing up the only girl but through lots of football, baseball and fighting I made it. They all call me sister now.
From the bottom Billy, Tommy, Gary, Doy and Me.

Lets not forget the kind of love we have for our pets. Tinkerbell brings Love in my life everyday.
Even though from this picture she looks to lazy. lol

A love that I found just a little over a year ago was YOU! Blogging buddies are a one of a kind love. Never want to not have that Love in my life. It has changed my life.

Sweet Dreams and Love to All


Libbie said...

you are a little bundle of love Maggie! Made me smile tonight....all that lovey dovey talk :)

yaya said...

Oh my gosh Maggie...first, that gift from Kaci is beautiful! How thoughtful is that! She did a great job. You can almost feel the love shooting off the pic! Your post is very sweet, but I almost had a heart look just like my Sister-in-law Bonnie who passed away this past fall. I'm not kidding either. I should send a pic your way of her and you would agree! It's probably just the angle or something, but boy did you give me a cause to pause! I'll check out Dan's blog too.

Mumsy said...

What a precious gift from your sweet Kaci. I love the picture of you with your brothers. And Tinkerbell always look just too sweet. Your post of love is wonderful sweet Maggie Hugs

Connie said...

I clicked on the mermaid picture and could see that it's beautiful and full of love! She did a fabulous job. The picture of you and your brothers make me smile. It looks like they're all talking to the photographer!

We have a cat, Henry, who brings lots of fun in our family.

Love is a great word! You described it well.
Hope you have a fabulous week!

Dan said...


What a wonderful post! Thank you for participating in my word of the week! I think you did a fantastic job as always. I love the mermaid Kaci made for you I know you will cherish it always.

I hope you are having a wonderful night!

Love Ya,

jojo said...

I just love all the beautiful tributes you made for the word love. And that Mermaid is the most precious thing I've ever seen...what an amazing child she is. Love the photos! take care sweets...j

Sue said...

That mermaid is a treasure! And so is the picture of you with your brothers!


Julie Harward said...

What a sweet gift and I loved your picture with your brothers! :D

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

what a wonderful job on that little mermaid..a little artist in our midst!!! love the family photo of you guys..we have one family photo of our entire family from december 29,1985 and that will probably be the only family photo we will ever take..because not one of my family members is speaking to the others...except my little sister and myself..sad and pathetic isn't it?

Julia said...

Oh Maggie, how precious is your post today. It is all warm and fuzzy and filled with wonderful love.

What a great artist Kaci is, bless her little heart. She did such a fantastic job. I can picture her working with such great love for her grandmayellowhair.She is giving her 100% attention to the tiniest details
and the best presents comes from the heart.

Maggie, cherish this picture with your brothers even though they were not all looking all the same way. They are all together with you and that's the important thing.

Thanks for this post, I looked up Dan's post and I will try to post a love post too. Have a great love filled week Maggie. Hugs. JB

Julia said...

Oh dear, Maggie, I forgot Tinkerbell. She is lovely too and Purrrfectly at ease in your loving home. JB

Firecracker Kid said...

Nicely done Maggie;) I'm with you on all of these loves, especially my fur babies. Now you have that mermaid for your bathroom from your precious grandbaby. Lots of love~Carol

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I would have cried when I opened that picture, Maggie. I am so sappy that way. I love that picture with your brothers! I've been trying to get a recent family picture for years, and whenever we are together I always say, "we have to get a picture", but we never remember to do it. Having too much fun talking and laughing, I guess.

Arkansas Patti said...

Kaci does pay attention which is rare even for an adult. That is precious and a definite treasure.
Loved the picture of you and your siblings. What a handsome group and it was wonderful seeing you smile with such obvious joy and love.

janet said...

Yes...this blogging world is so full of unconditional love , isn't it.

Janet xox

blueviolet said...

That gift is such a wonderful treasure from her heart. I know you will enjoy it so much!

Garden of Egan said...

That is a darling piece of precious artwork that you received!
Great pix of you and the fam.

I have to agree with you, I love my pets and blogging.

Sharon said...

What a loving gift from Kaci. It sure is a wonderful piece of art.
That is a great photo of you and your brothers.
have a great day.

Brenda Kula said...

Maggie, what a fantastic job your granddaughter did with that! Maybe she will be an artist when she grows up.

Sybil said...

Your Granddaughter has such love in heart to make that lovely mermaid for you. In turn you give her your love always... Yes love sure does go round and round...
Loved the photo of your brothers. what fun to have had 4 brothers...I think !!.. my two "big" sisters were quite enough LOL
Love Sybil xxx

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh sweet is sending you love from one lover to another!!!!

Love ya gal,


Tina Eudora said...

Sorry I am late with this comment but I read it and had to say that I have found much happiness in getting to know all the wonderful people on the blogs also. You Maggie are very special to me and I am very grateful I found your blog!
I love you a bunch even though we have never met in person I feel like I would know you immediately if I ran into you on a street someday. Love the artwork by your sweet grand daughter, you are a very lucky grandma!
Tina xo

sjmcdowell said...

Oh Maggie I Love the picture that your Grand daughter made for you for Christmas! Kaci is a wonderful and very talented little girl!!

I love this picture of you and your brothers.
You are lucky to have such a great family!!

I count my blessings that I met you here in blogland and I love you Maggie so very much!!

Hugs and Smiles,


Donna said...

Maggie...that picture doesn't even look like a 9 year old did it!! It looks perfect! Sorry to hear she has diabetes...that can't be easy.
The picture will be a treasure forever!!
The sibling pic will be too! It doesn't take lining up perfectly to make a picture of the's just that you all were there! I always wanted a brother...looks like you hit the jackpot!!!

Cherrie said...

Kaci did a wonderful job, it is beautiful!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Maggie:
What a beautiful post. Your granddaughter's mermaid is fabulous, girlfriend. She's a real artist, and obviously wanted to create something special for you. I also love the photo of you with your brothers. So cute!
I hope you have a wonderful 2011, my friend. You certainly deserve it.

Tam said...

Good morning
Are you froze this morning. Wish you and I were hanging around some mermaids today on a beach somewhere instead of freezing our bottoms off in texas.
Love this post because you show your family and your lovely gift from Kaci. But wish we could see her picture too.
Stay warm if you can