A stillness blankets the nursery while I rock baby to sleep.
The sliding rocker glides back and forth as she nestles sweetly in my arms, her tiny hand fingering folds of flannel.
In this moment, we don’t have to be anyone or do anything except rock. In this moment, we are enough—baby and Grammy, soothsaying away our have to’s and must do’s.
While in the nursery, I stop fighting my failures…I cease striving to change. I only try to find words to describe the magic.
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Posted in Inspiration, JoDee's Life, Nursery
Tagged baby, being, Books, Evergreen, faith, God, Nursery, Peter Pan, rest, Writing
What a wonderful balance life is of planning for the future while savoring the moment.
I’m futuristic by nature, according to my Strengths Finder profile: “You are a dreamer who sees visions of what could be and who cherishes those visions.” The profile goes on to say that people need a vision to “raise their sights and thereby their spirits,” so “…paint it for them…Make the picture as vivid as possible” (Rath 105). READ THE ENTIRE POST…
Beautiful Forever is a mixed media portrait that expresses the beauty of a woman who longs for and lives in faith, hope, and love.
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Tagged art, Christianity, faith, floral, hope, love, mixed media, mixed media portrait, white hat, woman
The Great Affair honors this wonderful journey we call life.
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I scoop grandbaby in arms, eyes twinkling, grin pulled back, both hers and mine.
And I hear the words of Peter Pan whispering, “Come with me where dreams are born and time is never planned.”
But we are one, in this moment, when trust pools in her eyes like a soothing summer stream finding rest in a glen, so I linger in the nursery a little longer.
We rock and sway to the lullaby song, a song I’ve sung to her long before she was born. A song I sang to her before I could feel her move under skin and when her tiny heels arched pathways across swollen belly.
And the music pirouettes around the nursery room as we dance and she smiles. READ THE ENTIRE POST…
Posted in Family, Inspiration, JoDee's Life, Nursery, Writing
Tagged Ann Voskamp, art, Creativity, grandchildren, Inspiration, motherhood, Neverland, Nursery, Peter Pan, The Broken Way
Is change a decision we can control or an invitation to ride the wild, untamed? Or both?
I’ve been trying to wrap my head around change—what part is God-initiated and what part is human choice. There’s something deep inside that drives me to find my true north, which inspired the acrylic painting, “Time for Change.” The brooch she wears reminds me to keep searching. READ THE ENTIRE POST…
If you’re looking for some whimsical, homespun Christmas cards to give to family and friends, check out my new cards on my Zazzle Store.
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Tagged Christmas Cards, country crafts, heart, holiday, homespun, snowman, women, Zazzle