Tuesday, June 16

Ten things I am glad I DO know...

In no particular order, once again, to redress the balance...

One, is to have family, I know, who have loved me, & have spread the warmth of their love throughout my life.

The pleasure of a Grandfather. One I was lucky enough to know, though it was briefly, for only eight years.



The priviledge to learn to make porcelain dolls, & use a kiln to make my dolls become a reality.

The absolute pleasure of having long ago friends, who are still part of my life today. Not in huge ways, true. But we are still in touch, & still regard each other as friends.
This is two things I am glad to know!
The true joy of having pets to love. They provide a special dimension to a life.
Another item I was glad to know, was how to light, & maintain that Coal Range in the background of the pets' bed. My Gosh, it cooked a lovely Roast, & staved off many a freezing day & night!!

The wonder of having a Grandson. He is so Special & Gorgeous to me. I feel very lucky to have him in my life & family.



The absolute wonder of having a granddaughter. She has given us such pleasure in our lives. I am so lucky to know her.



The opportunity to realise my dream to become a Nurse. Too brief, but a dream become reality. I am on the left.


The opportunity to live in a place where I can regard the sky, & photograph it's many moods when I wish. A vast panorama, that can make me realise how insignificant, & trivial my moods & whims, really are.



Last, but not least the wonder of becoming a mother.
I dearly love my children,~ my babies, who are now adults~ & I love my grandchildren. I also loved my (deceased) step daughter, & my step granddaughter.
Our children are the true hope for our future.
As Mike has suggested ... only ten?
It applies to any list.
Any life...







22 comments:

ancient one said...

A wonderful list... could feel all the love ...

Molly said...

That b&W photo of little girls in the water [You and a friend?] could be a poster for childhood!

Christine Thresh said...

This list balances out yesterday's post. Thank goodness.

Alby Mangroves said...

Lovely and uplifting.. thank you

fifi said...

Lovely. So much to be glad of.

That girl who is either you granddaughter or holding her on her lap,
looks like one of your dolls. pretty.

Stomper Girl said...

True and lovely. And how much do I love how you look in your nurse outfit! Part of me thinks nursing could have been a great thing to do but the rest of me is far too squeamish.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Life is all about balance, don't you think? Taking the good with the bad. You sound better, I'm glad!

HELEN said...

Meg - that was such a nice post to read today - when there is so much doom & gloom around -enjoyed your journey - great pics & I have always loved that song "November Rain" - makes me want to get it out and give it a good blast - (wherever it is!)

I love focussing on "GOOD"..

Enjoy!

Selina Kingston said...

That's better!
How lovely to read of your many blessings. Thank you for sharing them and thank you too for your kind words of wisdom.
x

Thimbleanna said...

A lovely list Meggie -- I love the picture of you when you were young -- what a cutie!

Lucy said...

It's amazing what can be borne, and as you rightly make clear, the greatest sources of regret can also be the greatest sources of joy.

Very brave, yesterday's post, not sure I could have done it. We all have things like that in our heart of hearts, but wouldn't all have the courage to say them. I hope it helped.

Leanne said...

Great list....love those starched nurses uniforms.

Pauline said...

your two lists balance each other...

Sunnie said...

Thanks for the balance of the Good Things List.
Our happiness depends on where our attention is placed!

Sunnie said...

Thanks for the balance of the Good Things List.
Our happiness depends on where our attention is placed!

The Sagittarian said...

I love that photo of you with your grand-dad! Great post, Meggie. There really is a lot to be said for accentuating the positive...

philly5113 said...

This is a great idea and a nice balance. The pictures are great too. I like the dolls and getting to use the kiln that is such a skill that is useful for all kinds of crafts and fun stuff.
Very nice!

Marianna said...

I agree with you Meggie...ten isn't enough. I love your top ten...so many beautiful pics and words!

Have a great weekend :)
xoxo

Jellyhead said...

Ah, so you DID become a nurse for awhile! Actually, seeing this photo makes me think you may have posted a nursing photo before, so I should have remembered - sorry Meggie.

This is your 'glass half full' post then - or perhaps I should say your 'glass brimming full with life's joys' post. You are truly blessed in many ways :-)

Mary said...

A very thoughtful list, I had read your ten you didn't wish and thought about it over the week. Today, catching up I came upon this. I lovely post espesically about the grandfather.

vickysplace1 said...

Enjoyed your messages. I love dolls and I am a nurse. Great to met you! BEST WISHES VICKY

Mike said...

And what a lovely 10 it is Meggie.