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Comfort One Another

Comfort one another. But how do you comfort another person?  Do you find yourself at a loss for words when tragedy strikes someone you know? What do you say to a friend who is grieving after the death of a loved one?

As I watch the news, it seems there are more and more tragedies occurring lately. I don't know if it's that information is spread more rapidly online. Or is it that we are witnessing people in this world openly acting out what's in their hearts?

  • A 29 year old woman randomly shoots people she doesn't even know
  • A man recently released from prison and wanted for a probation violation opens fire on police, killing a detective leaving behind a wife and three children
To continue reading, please go to Laced with Grace.

Blessings and love,


Spring Break Blessings

Spring break was a week of fun and family this year. It's been much too long since I last had the opportunity to fly to Florida.  Although I grew up on Long Island, New York, most of my immediate family now lives in Florida. 

This is my family!  My dad, me, my sister Christine and my brother Steve. The only original member missing is my mom who died in 2005. We all miss her so much and have so many memories we share.

Our family has grown.  My brother and his wife have two grown daughters; Kristin and Katie. My sister and her husband have two grown sons; Taylor and Zachary. Everyone lives in Florida now except Katie and Aunt Debbie.

As I was wheeling my suitcase into the guest room, my jaw dropped when I saw this lovely face.  Katie had surprised me and flown down from New York City to see me.  What a joy!  

And take a look at this little cutie! Kristin and her husband Kevin's almost two year old daughter Kenzie. I only wish my mom would have lived to see her.  She would have loved her.  As Kenzie was playing with sidewalk chalk, I snapped this photo with a memorial to my mom in the background.  One day ...

I hope you don't mind a few photos I wanted to share with you. :)

Kristin and Kenzie
Kenzie and my brother, her grandpa
My sister Christine, Dad and me
I loved spending time with my family. I felt so refreshed returning to Phoenix. It was just what I needed at this time.  Today I return to work and the little children and ...I'm ready.

I am counting my every day blessings:

#1049 Fun family time
#1050 Getting to know Kenzie
#1051 A surprise visit by Katie
#1052 Quality time with my dad
#1053 Walking the beach 
#1054 Putting my feet in the water
#1055 A time of rest and relaxation
#1056 A safe trip back to Phoenix
#1057 Several days with my husband before returning to work

I'm linking up with Ann of  A Holy Experience for Multitudes on Mondays.

Blessings and love,

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