Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Lifetime of Hope Session - Grace: Congential Heart Defect

Meet Grace, born in 2011 with a congential heart defect.


Grace is about the sweetest of little girls I've ever met and if you didn't know she was born with this defect you would never be able to tell!!!

Upon learning of the diagnosis, Grace's parents were overwhelmed, but became very hopeful as their knowledge of the defect increased.  Grace's symptoms were enough to scare any parent, trouble feeding, growing and maintaining weight, but despite these terrifying symptoms her parents were very satisfied with the overall health care that she received.

Grace is a year post surgeries and all the scary stuff that surrounds her diagnosis, however, she still has follow-up care, but is doing well!!!!

A life threatening diagnosis can change anyone's outlook on life, Grace's parents are simply thankful for every minute they have with her.  They found their strength in having faith and when asked what their advice to others who may find themselves in a similar situation they said "Have faith and find the best doctors you can!"  A little piece of wisdom they wish to pass along is "God does not give you more then you can handle! We have learned this!"

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Week In Review. Project 365. Days 7-13.


There are two kinds of light - the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.  
~James Thurber
7/365. Caitlin's Nails.


Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos.  
~Don Kardong
8/365. Appletini.

When in doubt, wear red.  
~Bill Blass
9/365. I got a new pair of red heels.

"Just a little deuce coupe with a flat head mill 
But she'll walk a thunderburn like (she's) standin still"
~Beach Boys

10/365. Beach Boys Vinyl Bowl.

"All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!" 
~Charles Schulz
11/365. Celebration with Red Velvet, Chocolate and Strawberries.

"I was looking for something a lot heavier, yet melodic at the same time. 
Something different from heavy metal, a different attitude."
~Kurt Cobain
12/365. Metal Art.

"Trash has given us an appetite for art."
~Pauline Kael
13/365. Garbage in the grass.


Sunday, January 6, 2013

6/365. Project 365. Abstract Reflection.

“The more abstract the truth you wish to teach,
the more you must allure the senses to it”

~Friedrich Nietzsche


Not sure there's much to say about this, but I think it's pretty cool. Abstract and a Reflection. :)

Peace, Love & Light,

Christine

5/365. Project 365. Celebrating Heritage.


Got our tickets for the Burns Supper!!! Cannot wait to see my grandfather's excitement to go to this!!!!!


Address to a Haggis (Translation) - find exact poem here

Fair and full is your honest, jolly face,
Great chieftain of the sausage race!
Above them all you take your place,
Stomach, tripe, or intestines:
Well are you worthy of a grace
As long as my arm.
The groaning trencher there you fill,
Your buttocks like a distant hill,
Your pin would help to mend a mill
In time of need,
While through your pores the dews distill
Like amber bead.
His knife see rustic Labour wipe,
And cut you up with ready slight,
Trenching your gushing entrails bright,
Like any ditch;
And then, O what a glorious sight,
Warm steaming, rich!
Then spoon for spoon, the stretch and strive:
Devil take the hindmost, on they drive,
Till all their well swollen bellies by-and-by
Are bent like drums;
Then old head of the table, most like to burst,
'The grace!' hums.
Is there that over his French ragout,
Or olio that would sicken a sow,
Or fricassee would make her vomit
With perfect disgust,
Looks down with sneering, scornful view
On such a dinner?
Poor devil! see him over his trash,
As feeble as a withered rush,
His thin legs a good whip-lash,
His fist a nut;
Through bloody flood or field to dash,
O how unfit.
But mark the Rustic, haggis-fed,
The trembling earth resounds his tread,
Clap in his ample fist a blade,
He'll make it whistle;
And legs, and arms, and heads will cut off
Like the heads of thistles.
You powers, who make mankind your care,
And dish them out their bill of fare,
Old Scotland wants no watery stuff,
That splashes in small wooden dishes;
But if you wish her grateful prayer,
Give her [Scotland] a Haggis!

4/365. Project 365. Fortune.

"Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much."
~Horace 



Never was one who cared for the Chinese buffet, but I decided to give it another chance.  Much to my surprise, I enjoyed it very much and of course, getting a fortune cookie at the end of my meal was nice, since I LOVE fortune cookies!!!


Peace, Love & Light,

Christine

Friday, January 4, 2013

3/365. Project 365. Snow Light.

“When the light turns green, you go. When the light turns red, you stop. But what do you do when the light turns blue with orange and lavender spots?” 
~Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic


This didn't turn out the way I wanted it to, so I'll be giving this one another try when I have the next opportunity, but I was trying to capture the falling snow in front of the soft glow of the light.  I think I need more snow falling to get the actual capture I was going for :)

Peace, Love & Light,

Christine

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2/365. Project 365. Change.

"And they found the stone rolled away from the Sepulchre"
LUKE 24:2


Took a drive through a cemetery today and stumbled across this.  I loved the contrast of the old with the new and the red with the white and green. 

Peace, Love & Light,

Christine