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Guard Rail 

A treasured written memory from 2015…

My Dads Guard Rail …
Taking my patents to their doctor appointment is always a adventure!!! Today was no exception. As they started to check their weight my dad started to list to the right and he grabbed the hand rail…. I realized he left his cane in the waiting area… 
As I retrieved it from the waiting room, he had made it all the way down the hall, holding the wall hand rail. Once in the room he looked at me and said “if we had those guard rails in the house I wouldn’t need my cane…” I laughed because of his reference to guard rails…
If that wasn’t funny enough. 

The nurses name was Valentino. My dad ask if she was a February 14th birthday baby which she replied ” no it’s just a popular Ukrainian name” meanwhile mom said
“Bill what did you say” my dad replied ” Marie, Valentino is Ukrainian” to which she said ” what did you say Bill?” Dad said “Marie she’s from Hungry”

” Hungry?, are you hungry Bill?” It was so funny…

Thank you Mom and dad for all your love and support over all these years…

I love you and miss you both❤️


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Mother’s Day…


Mother’s Day is a special day to remember mothers… I came across the only picture I could find of my mom holding me as a baby. I found it by accident this week on my computer. I can’t help but wonder…. That little girl (me) on her mommys lap, what were those early years like. Our early childhood memories of life why so few, if any? 

 I often wonder if this new generation will have more memories at an earlier age then their parents and grandparents did because of technology. I watch as my grandchildren love to watch themselves on videos. My grandson can’t get enough of videos to watch of himself which makes me wonder… Will he remember more as a young child then we did? 

Mother’s Day is the celebration of mothers who are living and those who are no longer with us… Daughters who have become mothers, and mothers who have become the mother of all “Grand” mothers… Mother’s Day is a day to remember mothers and all they are and all they do… Their unconditional love that allows them the “gift of motherhood.” 

Happy Mother’s Day to you… no matter if you are a mother of a child, a pet, or in a role reversal playing the part of a mother to a loved one… Being a mother is one of the most special gifts you can ever recieve…

Happy Mother’s Day ❤️


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Out of Your Box…

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Out of the Box

I got thinking, which made me wonder…

In order to go out of the box in life you first need to take the box top off…

If you Take off the top of your box, what would that look like to you?
And
What would it take to go outside of your box?

My box top was removed after my life took a unexpected change a few years ago. I had a choice, in fact I have had many choices in the past several years. Living life to the fullest was one of them. For me it looked like and felt different than what I was use to. A new place, a different life, my box top off and there I was, set free…
Out of the box
And free to be me.

I’ve come to love and accept people for who they are, what they…

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Miracles 

I started wondering about miracles yesterday… This time of year you can’t help but wonder… And certainly miracles are all part of the Christmas Season. 

What if we truly embraced everything around us as it is, a miracle. Imagine the awe and gratitude we would feel. 

As a simple tear rolled down my cheek yesterday, after a brief moment of missing my father, I looked in the mirror and realized my tear was a miracle. It made me smile. A moment of realiztion of just how miraculous life really is! 

Both life and death miracles…       Breathing in and breathing out miracles… Expressing emotions, miracles…                This Christmas Season a miracle…             My life and all my blessings a miracle…

So as you are reading this blog, take a moment and count the miracles in your life today… I’ll bet you will realize everything that surrounds you is a miracle! 

Living life filled with Love, Awe and Wonder❤️

  


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Gratitude 

I can’t help but wonder about all the moments in my life when I wasn’t grateful for the present moment given to me…. 

Last night I was asked to share a word that came to mind about my experience of the evening, without hesitation the word Grateful came to mind… A peace and contentment fell over me knowing I was extremely grateful for the women who  were sharing their dreams and passion with others. And this morning, when I witnessed frustration from a loved one, I stopped and thought of all my own wasted time and energy of all the moments I let slip by that I wasn’t grateful for.

 I sit writing this blog from a grateful heart…. All that I have been through and the unknown of the road ahead… at this moment in time, I am basking in the gratefulness before me. 

I am so very grateful.

In love, awe and wonder today and always! 

 


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Family

Being on my back for several days now and knowing I have the same back issues that both my siblings have had , makes me wonder about family. 

We are at an age and stage in life that sometimes family seems to become further apart.  No fault of our own,  just location and circumstances.  As our children have their own family nucleus and our parents pass on, the family dynamic from our own childhood has changed dramatically. And  in life, there is a season for everything.

  
A year ago my sister married her partner. Something a number of years ago would have never happened and if I am  to be honest I’m not sure how I may have felt….  Thankfully today, knowing my truth and what is important in life and family I’m overjoyed with the memory of an incredible weekend that brought our family together after our mothers passing unexpectedly. It was my sisters wedding, a time of love and connection for all who were apart of her celebration.  A beautiful memory of two souls joining together as one in celabration… I do Love my memories… And for me, memories are a very special gift. Life and all its “stuff” we accumulate will wither away… But memories will last a lifetime! 

So as I continue to wonder about life, my past and the wonderful memories of family… One family memory I will always cherish is my sisters beautiful wedding…. Mb and Elke thank you for the wonderful family memory… It was fantastic! 

Happy Anniversay ladies ❤️

  
Living life filled with Love, awe and wonder❤️


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It’s a Beautiful Glass…

There is such a beautiful world out there. Everywhere you turn there are profound messages. 

This morning my heart is filled with Joy which is overflowing… People touch my heart in a way that keeps me wondering…. Wondering why we would ever be negative… Wondering why love doesn’t abound 24/7… Wondering why we tend to sweat the small stuff, and wondering why we just don’t always  love and accept others…. 

Finding that place of joy can be work and a daily challenge for me. But I’m feeling such an enormous peace within my soul after hearing a post on FB this morning… (Probably a combination of several postings) but this one hit home! A grandfather who just lost his wife of 65 years referred to her as “she just changed her residence to Heaven.”  His ability to see life as a glass half full is a gift and as he told his grandson “it’s a beautiful glass” brought me to tears… 

Life and all its glory,  weaving us in and out up and down to choose how we see and live each and everyday… No matter what your glass may look like today, please remember it is always…

“A beautiful glass!”

  
Living life filled with Love, Awe and Wonder❤️


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The Ferris Wheel 

I couldn’t help but be in Awe of the ferris wheel on Sunday at Darien Lake… The beauty of the nearly cloudless blue sky fell as the back drop to an amazing ride! The Ferris wheel went round and around all day long. Its sight mesmerized me every time I would see it in the background of our day.  

 I couldn’t help but Wonder what it represented to me about life… It’s a life metaphor: “we go round and round and when we Stop nobody knows”  

 Life is like a ride… There are many choices! The Ferris wheel is perhaps the “safest” choice, while some may choose to spend their life on a roller coaster… 

 Sometimes life just happens to be a roller coaster when we yearn to ride the Ferris wheel… 

 We are only given so many tickets, so many days…. The choice is yours… Spend your “tickets” wisely and  enjoy the ride! There are so many to choose from…

 Living life filled with Love, Awe and Wonder ❤️


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Finding Purpose 

I struggle with “doing”…. And continue to search for “being”.  Some days I feel I need to do… Do what? Is unknown to my soul and yet knowing I must start with “just being” keeps me in wonder… Be still, be content, be present, be happy… Be, Be, Be… To be or not to be is still the question…

Part of me keeps wanting to do! Do what is unsure… “Do” tends to give  the illusion of accomplishment, fulfillment, acceptance all part of the never ending search for ones purpose. 

I watch as my 91 year old dad even struggle with his purpose at his age. The search for ones personal purpose seems to be universal. No matter our age we all seem to starve for own life purpose.

Is a career enough to satisfy someone’s hunger to know their life’s purpose?  I’ve met many people who have great careers and still wonder what their purpose is.  Finding your purpose in life is a question which makes me wonder if there is ever an answer.  We all have so much to be thankful for and yet…there is that small voice of wonder… The song ” What’s is All About Alfie” rings over and over in my head… “What’s it all about Alfie is it just for the moment we live?” …. I cant help but wonder…

 As my big brother turned 60 today and my dad turned 91 last month, their age seems to resonate deeply with my emotions. Where did the years go?  How did I get here so fast? Maybe the loss of my mother and her 90th birthday this week keeps my mourning process spinning out of control.

Time continues to heal all wounds, and yet its that same time in some cases that cause the pain. Past memories of time gone by, the unknown of the time of tomorrow, and today, time is passing by again.  I often wonder if others wonder the same things I do? I would like to believe they do… So as I continue to find my purpose I will just “do” what I love, write and be present to “just being”

Living life filled with Love, awe and wonder lots and lots of wondering…