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Friday, September 16, 2011

How quickly a year passes

September 2, 2010....I can't believe a year has passed since my youngest daughter's wedding....
little boxes that held bags of lavender

little bells to ring for kisses....

the tower of cupcakes I made the night before and day of (seriously)

her middle sister putting on her makeup

the groom being assisted by his best friend

Rod on far left and the men....on far right, my step-dad and Rod's dad

my youngest daughter Amanda with my granddaughters from my oldest daughter

me trying to lace her up

the setting in Estes Park, CO
and Rod was the officiant of the wedding

the little ones making their way
walking the bride to her new future

a really teary and joyful moment

I told you.....her middle sister dabs a tear; older sister far right

and their first Christmas together as husband and wife, 2010....from fancy to comfy!! XO

                                          A Year Passes Quickly
I know this to be True
But what can one person in one year
Possibly Do....

You can tell someone something
To bring them a smile
You can give someone your time
by just talking awhile

You can bake up a treat
You can send out a letter
You can offer a prayer
There is nothing better

You can hug a dear friend
You can pet a sweet dog
You can ride a bike or walk for a day
to not add to the smog

You can offer a hand
You can offer a shoulder
You can watch a friend's baby
Or visit someone older

You can do so many things
That are helpful and good
But we don't always do
All the things that we should

So today I am saying
A thoughtful prayer or two
For the blessings I have
In my family and love so true

And thankyou to my readers
New friends far away
Like sisters I have now
on this wonderful day

I am Blessed....



  1. What a beautiful day! Where does that first year go? I hope they have enjoyed every minute of it!
    Jen x

  2. So enjoyed seeing the photos of Amanda's wedding. It was beautiful and think you are amazing to have made all those cupcakes! The poem is such a lovely one Joann, thank you for sharing it. Feel blessed to know you.


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