Thursday, December 31, 2009


Beauty is all around us...if we take the time to look. My children are beautiful! I know...nothing new...a mom saying her children are beautiful. But I'm talking about on the inside, too!

Jonathan's compassion and beauty is still masked (for the most part) behind being a 12 year old boy. I see glimpses when he holds the door for an elderly person, rushes to give me a hug when I come home but most profoundly is his love of animals. While he certainly enjoys hunting. If an animal is in need...he's there. He has a lassie vision in his head...even though I don't think he's ever seen the show. He loves that when Sidney is tired she curls up on his bed to sleep, and sleeps there every night.

Morgan's beauty has been shining brightly for sometime. Not only her stunning outer beauty when she's ready for a dance but her inner beauty when spending time with challenged friends. Most of you know she loves her sign language and has a good friend with CP. Well thanks to her Christmas gift from Nana and Pap Pap I get to show you a glimps of another side of Morgan...perhaps HER favorite side. We all know how much she loves her drag racing. Well Dad has also thought it was important for her to be able to take care of herself. I agree! She knows how to change her own oil. She's played a part in changing many engines, big and small. And now she knows how to change her tires. And no I don't mean a flat. I mean CHANGE her tires. Her grandparents bought her new tires for Christmas...I detect a little worry of a young girl on the snowy roads of Ohio. So Frank and Morgan went to his shop the day after Christmas to put her new 'boots' on. (that's racing talk) She loved it..really! She takes great pride in being a prima donna one minute and then going in throwing on her jeans and hoodie and getting dirty.

We were blessed with a beautiful snowfall this morning. I have always said "if it has to be better snow". The maple and oak trees are all ladden with snow on every branch. The pine boughs are almost touching the ground. It's that squeaky snow...the kind that the snow balls hurt.

So you comes in many forms...if you take the time to look. I would like to wish everybody a very Happy New Year! Bring on 2010!!!


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a fantastic posting!! And, you are so right ... there is beauty all around ... we just need to open our eyes and look!!
You & Frank are doing such an amazing job of raising your children. Incorporating all the good, fun stuff along with the dirty, necessary stuff! I'm so proud of you two!!
Thanks for the photos ... it's so cool for me (NaNa) to see Mo doing this for herself with help from Dad! Great job Frank!!!
Happy New Year my sweet girl ... please be careful out there tonight!! LOVE YOU!!!

Amy Johnson said...

What a beautiful tribute to your children. What a wonderful mother you must be. Great job on raising great kids.