January 28, 2014

Give Way

One by one.  Moment by moment.  Day by day.
The Lord's mercies are new every morning. 
It's a promise.  It's true.  If only we would have eyes to see.

On this day, I am choosing to see.

Seeking to observe and list these precious, fleeting moments of life.
Before they are gone and give way to others.
They do, you know.  Give way.  No two moments are alike.
They are precious and they are worth taking notice of.

When the moment is gone.  It's gone.

It only lives on in the memories we keep.
I am treasuring up these moments and holding them in my heart.
Today, I give way ~ As one moment flows into the next.
I'm seeking to capture them all ~ One by one.

~ Math being done decently and in order...

all while wearing her Mama's High School graduation dress and a hoodie  :)

~ Tulips in Winter...a gift from my Dad...so pretty!  :)

~ Entering the world of texting...sporadically

~ Our two middle children battling it out on the ice 

(in the friendliest of ways)

~ Skating each week...a real treat!

~ Figure skates in the mix (so much hockey around here)

~ Sunshine day after day after many that were grey

~ Blue skies!

~ The way I found them...

 ~ Boys and their Dad and their bikes...on one of those sunny days

~ Mud.  Fraser's hoodie and Howie's shorts after the fun.

 ~ Help from the children in the home...so much gets accomplished

when we all pitch in together (I am one grateful Mama)

~ Listening to Fraser compose

(sometimes it brings me to tears but, I do love it)

~ THM treats that satisfy without guilt or payment

~ A first professional (for pay) photography job for Calvin...so exciting!

~ Balloons gifted to the children which they set free to fly

~ Watching from the window, observing the joy they brought

~ Emma teaching me to play chess (she won)

~ Last minute trip down to the city with the children (just them and me)
to conquer the seawall with roller blades, camera, and running shoes

~ Making cookies with my girl...not THM unfortunately

~ Tomorrow's a new day...isn't it a wonderful thing?

May the Lord bless you as you notice the tracings of His Hand

in your life each day.  He truly is Good and Gracious and Kind.
He is worthy of all our praise and thanksgiving.

Many Blessings,


Patty said...

So sweet ~ I couldn't help but smile. Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Patrinas Pencil said...

I like that term 'give way' to others. They would linger longer if they could.

Congrats to Calvin! And he composes too?

yes...you are one blessed mama!

patrina <")>><

Angela said...

What a beautiful list.

Maryann said...

Congratulations to your Calvin, that's really exciting!
Lovely list of blessings and things to remember. I entered the world of texting because my son's text, had to keep up. Now my sister has entered the world of texting so it's been quite fun randomly texting her (after about the third text though, we end up calling each other, too hard to carrying on a conversation that way) Hope you are having a blessed week

PippaDavies said...

Lovely images and thoughts captured in a moment. They are blessed to have you as their mama!

Linda said...

Dear Camille,
Beautiful post!Beautiful list! Love your blog design too! Praying as always for you and your family across the miles!
Love,Hugs and Blessings.

Lisa said...

Such a sweet list and what beautiful pictures. How exciting for Calvin! And yay for texting!! Miss your sweet family, but so happy to see such fun pictures :) Much love to you all!!

Sharon said...

Hello Camille :)

This is such a sweet post, we all have so much to be thankful for and to treasure, even the mud :) Thanks for the reminder see our Lord touching our lives and to live for Him giving thanks always.

Love you!


Unknown said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! SO, so full of God's goodness and Love in all of these blessings!

It was such a blessing for me to actually get to talk with you yesterday! I cannot begin to tell how much it meant to me and "L"! Love you bunches my dear, sweet, friend!

Camille said...

Dear Patty ~ Thank you so much! Have a lovely weekend my friend. :)

Dear Patrina ~ Thank you for your congratulations to Calvin...we are so excited for him. No...he does not compose music...that's Fraser. And, yes...I feel very blessed. :)

Dear Angela ~ Thank you my friend! :)

Dear Maryann ~ Sisters and texting...now, that is dangerous! LOL! :)

Dear Pippa ~ I am blessed to have you as a friend. Thank you for your sweet encouragement. :)

Dear Linda ~ You bless my heart...thank you! Hugs to you. :)

Dear Lisa ~ I do wish you lived closer because...I miss you, too! Hugs. :)

Dear Sharon ~ How lovely it is to have you back here in the blog-world my sweet friend!! Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a note that you were here. I'm looking forward to catching up with you at your place. :)

Dear Jenny ~ Love you, too! Thank you for taking the time to chat...it blessed my heart. Hugs to you all. :)

With Love,

Heather said...

Oh my goodness, that dress! How precious that's she's sitting in your dress! I love it.

Camille said...

Dear Heather ~ I love it, too. :) Thank you for your sweet words. Hugs to you! Camille