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Living Life Filled with Love, Awe and Wonder


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Yesterday’s Nursery Rhymes

If London bridges is always falling down and three blind mice are running with a carving knife and there is a big bad wolf huffing and puffing about to blow your house down, Meanwhile Hansel and Gretel are lost in the woods and if your not a duck,duck,duck then you are goosed…and what’s up with Humpty Dumpty his name alone is calling him fat which isn’t politically correct and he has a great fall, not to mention he is broken and can’t be put back together again!!! Even Georgie Porgie made the girls cry!
I could go on and on… But you get the negative picture…

Well, all these nursery rhymes got me wondering this morning…
What in the world were we taught as children? No wonder the majority of my generation are on anti-depressants, see therapists and keep looking for some purpose in their life …

It’s time to change all that…
Being a new grandmother keeps me wondering… Maybe teaching children how to live life filled with Love, Awe and Wonder would give them a sense of creating a positive acceptance of others and themselves!

So how’s this for a new little nursery rhyme…

A little boy dressed in blue
Saw a sweet girl named Sue.

As she played looking around she heard laughter and all different sounds…

She wondered about the little boy in blue and want up to him and asked if he wanted to play too,  she said “my name is Sue…”
They became friends that day
running around, enjoying their stay.

They played and played and they knew,

A feeling of love from making a new friend can do….

The moral…
Reach out  and smile at someone new, you may make a new friend too!

Copyright  A Weider

written 2015 posted 12/17


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You’ve Touched My Life…

You’ve Touched My Life…

You’ve touched my life somehow, someway….
Not knowing what I’d learn
But open to receiving…
You’ve touch my life and for that I am truly thankful…
Thankful for your gifts,
Thankful for your lessons,
To accept, to love, to receive
Unconditionally…
Some lessons were more difficult than others, some came with joy and laughter, others came with tears…
But no matter…
Lessons  were learned, my life was changed, forgiveness was received…
You’ve touched my life and given me so many gifts…
I’ve learned so much from you my friend…
And for that I am truly thankful ❤️
A.Weider
12/4/17


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Just One More Hug…

Just One More Hug, has been the cry of my heart. Today it’s been two years since my dad has passed away. A day, a memory I will never forget. If only I could have one more hug… if only I was there to hold his hand, makes me wonder if his passing would hurt any less… I left the night I should have stayed, and I left many nights I didn’t need to stay…. and yet the pain within overwhelms my heart. Those words of comfort from others, don’t quite comfort my heart at this point, I know time will ease my pain. The connection of this little girl to her daddy was beyond words… and for that connection I am so very blessed and thankful to have had something so special with a man I called dad…. He is missed everyday… and today it’s been two years since I heard those dreaded words over the car phone as I was almost to St Ann’s… I just didn’t make it in time… if only I had stayed, if only I had one more hug… I miss you daddy, I miss hugging you….

Thank you dad for all your love and all the precious memories you’ve left behind… you’ve given this little girl a mind filled with love, awe and wonder…. ❤️


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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❤️