Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Let Your Heart Be Glad

Once again the words are hard to find following the bombings that happened this week.  I am sure you are wondering why my title is 'Let your heart be glad".  As adults it takes a long time to get over these events.  For someone like me that worries about every little thing and everyone.......it changes me each time a little more.  But the reason for the title and the pictures..........our children are so innocent.  Their hearts are hurt but they bounce back and see the future as a good thing.  Yes, they have us to protect them and make this world safer.  I know that this isn't true for all children.  That is a post for another day.  Children still worry.  Recently my 6 year old granddaughter wanted to buy some light up shoes.  After thinking about them for awhile, she told her mom she wouldn't be able to wear them to school because "the shooter" would be able to find her.  So sad that our children have to think like this.  But then she was able to move on and see the good things coming her way.
 
The first and second picture is of Hope on her 10th birthday.  Remember her Apgar was a 1 when she was born. 
 
This is of our Goose getting a little present for her sister's birthday.  Something so little but so much joy on her face.
This is B. at his birthday party at Chucky Cheese.  No worries here just alot of dancing.

And here is my new doll with the tag of "Let your heart glad".  I put the Easter decorations away and didn't know what I wanted under this dome.......I thought her sad eyes and her hopeful tag said it all. 

18 comments:

CraveCute said...

Thank you Debby for this sweet post. It really tugged at my heart. Kids today have a whole new set of worries, but you are right, we also need to remember the happy times too.

Kimberly said...

it sad the things kids have to worry about these days. As a kid I just went out and play.....
Your right we have to remember happy times too!

Susie said...

Debby, I love your doll and her message. It is heart breaking for all of us who only love and want kids safe. xoxo,Susie

Jan said...

When the world is sad, I want my family close. Like you. What another sad week it's been what with the bombing and a friend loosing her husband.
Wrap your arms tight around those you love.

(((hugs)))
Jan

Julia said...

The children deserves to be free of worry like we were when we were young. If there was a gift that I could give all children, it would be the gift of freedom from worry.
Hugs.
JB

Musings from Kim K. said...

It's been so hard to filter the information. Our high school daughter wants to process it, and yet we want to keep the information out of our six year's world. We need to find lots to be joyful over right now. Extra hugs!

NanaDiana said...

Love your doll but I really love all the live dolls you have pictured here. Isn't it sad that our kids have to worry about buying light up shoes because the BAD people might find them? So sad. Boston images are just burned into my brain-xo Diana

At Home in English Valley said...

Dear Debby, I know your soft as marshmallow heart...thank God for the children in our lives...When times are tough, they make us smile. Love to you my friend. Penny

vivian said...

Beautiful children Debby. Working for social services in foster care and doing lots of on call time for chld protection, I see a lot more then I want to see of children who dont have what our babies have. All Children are precious. I wish they could all know that. And I wish they never ever had to be afraid. How sad, to be afraid to wear light up shoes.. how sad that the though would even cross her mind. big hugs to you dear friend.. You just keep loving those babies!!
xoxo
vivian

Elizabeth Andrus said...

Oh Debby, This is such a beautiful and heartfelt post. You have expressed exactly how I feel each time we are faced with such tragedy. We are aware of a shift in our thoughts but forget that our hearts remain hopeful.
I would absolutely love to meet with you for lunch next week. I'm not up to much walking yet, my doctor says I need six more weeks to recover BEFORE he sends me to PT! I would so love to meet at Wendys just for the opportunity to drive and be out. There is a great Goodwill in that shopping center we could visit. That would about do it for me. What do you think?
My e-mail is elizabeth.andrus@yahoo.com
Looking forward to hearing from you, and thank you so much Debby for your continued encouragement to blog. Elizabeth

Ellie VanCaster said...

Such a different world from when we grew up. Thanks for the post, a reminder of that innocence.

Edna B said...

I agree that it is sad that our children cannot enjoy living in a safer world like the one that I grew up in.

Let us at least focus on all the good people who came out to help all those who were hurt.

I love your little doll. She sort of says it all. Have a great day, hugs, Edna B.

ImSoVintage said...

Very sweet post. It is so sad for the children, but we do have to remember the things we have to be happy about and how wonderful the children in our lives are.
Hugs,
Laura

CatieAn said...

Hi Debby
what a great post. Hubby made a latch hook puppy rug for one of our granddaughters afew years ago. She was 4. She took us in her room to show us and when we didn't see it, she opened her closet and it went back a ways. She had hidden it in the back "so the bad guys won't get it it is so bootiful"
I hope you got my email for the nest swap!

Elizabeth Andrus said...

Hi Debby, I am going to need one more week or so to recover further. I overdid on Tuesday after visit to doctor's and I feel as though I am back at square one. My total recovery time is 4-6 weeks, and I have just finished week 2. Bear with me, I do wish to get together. I'm a little down that I put myself back when I was feeling so good. I'll let you know when I can walk without crutches. Thanks for hanging in there with me. E

sara's art house said...

Such adorable pictures!

Perfectly Printed said...

Aren't kids the best? I love how they bounce back!!! Your grands are just darling! chris

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Yes I have to say it is a different world out there, so much different when I was growing up!

Thanks for your visit.