The Family (Or most of them)

The Family (Or most of them)
The Family

July 15, 2010


Life -- like the hmm hmm -- is just crying and we let it slip away
Love -- like the hmm hmm -- is just trying but we let it slip away

I don't really know the words to this old Seals & Crofts ditty -- but I loved it the first time I heard it and I STILL love it.

Life -- so they say -- is just a dream that they let you put away.

The Beauty of Monica

This is my daughter Monica on her graduation from Grade 12.
Below is my son Evan. He graduated THIS year from the same high school. My daughter graduated a couple of years before him and is now taking nursing.

Below, Monica as a young child.

Below, roughly, the Monica of today.
She looks more like this now, has a BF, the whole bit. But she is lovely. She will always be my daughter, my little girl. The little girl that sometimes abhors my interference in her life.

Interference to ensure she will not be hurt. But she is NOT a piece of China.

She WILL be hurt and she MUST be hurt. Like every other Human Been. It's as long as she knows someone is trying to prevent her from EVER being hurt that matters most.

Above, that's her with two of her cousins; below, that's her with a cousin. Either way, and in many other ways, she has been loved and has learned to love others. And it is beautiful.