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ONE WORD in every language

Hello there friends & strangers!

I actually do not believe in strangers~ everyone is a ” NEIGHBOR” I have or have not met yet!

Have we met?

I do my best to share what I have and often a genuine greeting & SMILE IS MORE THAN ENOUGH!

Everyone SAYS they want to MAKE A DIFFERENCE and YET OFTEN
WE MISS THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE WE CAN MAKE
RIGHT WHERE WE ARE WITH RIGHT WHO IS WITH US!

Eleonora's June visit misc 2010 230 copy

SMILES & LOVE & HUGS & TEARS…

DANCING & LAUGHING ARE ALL UNIVERSAL IN ALL LANGUAGES!!

AND INTERESTINGLY THERE IS ONE WORD

ONE HEBREW WORD THAT IS THE SAME IN EVERY LANGUAGE….

 

DO YOU KNOW THE ANSWER?

AFTER YOU LISTEN TO THIS SONG (BY ONE OF MY FAVORITE SINGERS SINCE I WAS A TEENAGER IN THE 70’S ) YOU WILL HAVE HEARD THE WORD

ENOUGH TO KNOW THE ANSWER & REALIZE WE ARE ALL CALLED TO SAY THE WORD
FROM A SINCERE HEART…..

CLICK ON THE RED:

Better than A HALLELUJAH Amy Grant

ALONE & WITH OUR NEIGHBOR?

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR & FRIEND?

your sister

graceanne

aka “Aunt Ruth”

love always

because GOD’S ETERNAL LOVE & SON OF LOVE IN ME THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

Better than A HALLELUJAH Amy Grant

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JOY & PAIN of LOVING

BIRTH IS THE MOST THRILLING OF EARTHLY EXPERIENCES BUT IT IS OFTEN THE MOST

CHALLENGING AS WELL~especially the next 100 years or if the child dies before the mother!   IN other words LIFE IS a BEAUTIFUL MESS & BITTER~SWEET!!!…

 

…A MESTER~ PIECE ….orchestrated by the MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE WHO CAN MAKE
ALL THINGS TURN FOR GOOD IF WE WILL ONLY TRUST & DO THE NEXT RIGHT THING!photo
THE SMILE on my face is the thrill of a water birth at home after hours of labor & laughter to bring forth our last son! My 12 year old daughter, ( still an amazing photographer!)took

this photo at the moment of my last of 10 births ( 8 are still living on this earth).

Anything worthwhile takes effort & even a certain amount of pain to learn to breath with & through to manage life well. I got very good at practicing breathing with my many births

( the last 5 at home !)

Life IS about taking DEEP BREATHS FOR LIFE!

It is the first & most important principle of good health~

all three aspects of good health: BODY ~ SOUL~ SPIRIT BREATHING!

AND DEEP BELLY LAUGHTER COVERS ALL THREE ASPECTS WHEN DONE PROPERLY!

TODAY my oldest son would have turned 26 ~ but sadly Luke Henry Clifford was sang into

Jesus arms & heavenly peace at the only 1 week old as his father & I wept and began the grieving process that only someone having lost a child can understand.

Doctors misdiagnosed  several times the “problem” pregnancy and ultimately GOD had different plans for our precious & beloved first born son.

ONLY GOD can give the peace that I experienced at those critical moments when the world

seemed to be falling apart .

GOD has carried me & guided me and I THANK GOD DAILY for the gifts I learned during

Luke’s short life AND death and though I miss him dearly, I am SO GRATEFUL for the GIFT OF
LIFE & DEATH because GOD IS NOT ONLY WITH ME BUT IN ME.

ASK GOD TO SHOW YOU THE WAY.

Jesus example of TRUSTING HIS FATHER & FORGIVING & LOVING ALL
IS THE WAY
IS THE TRUTH
IS THE LIFE

 

AND THIS IS THE LIFE
I WANT TO LIVE & DO PRACTICE DAILY TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY WITH GOD’S HELP
WON’T YOU JOIN ME?

FOLLOW JESUS John 17:3

IN FULLY EMBRACING THE JOY & PAIN OF LOVING EVERY MOMENT OF LIFE!

lovingly

“aunt Ruth”

aka : graceanne

Here are two songs that were great comfort in my deep grief that I want

to share with you:

http://BLESSINGS Laura Story

http://TRUST HIS HEART

Let’s comfort each other ~ each one you meet is hiding pain!

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love grand mother always

Blessings on all the mothers & grand mothers today & every day!

My dear mom always said mother’s day is every day and said we should treat our mothers accordingly! Now that my mom has been dead for 20 years, I savor her words & hear myself repeating the little quotes & stories I used to hear her share with me & others.

I remember her beautiful loving blue eyes and see them often in the people I greet & I even get to hear her voice on occasion when I meet someone with the same German dialect and what a treat that is, as we converse in my Mother Tongue.

I remember how she loved beauty & flowers & there was always a flower waiting on my nightstand growing up and pictures she had painted & quilts with hand created stitches of love.

I have a love for beauty & flowers thanks to my dear mother who gave me wealth in ways that money can not buy. She read me stories & sang songs & held my hand on our long walks to the store. She, as well as my dad, greeted everyone with a cheery hello or a wave. How grateful I am for their example in many areas and especially of how to treat strangers and love all people.

photo copy               “In the heavens above, The  angels, whispering to one another,         Can find, among their burning terms of love, None so devotional as that of   “Mother.”                                           ~ Edgar Allan Poe

 

I choose to pay tribute to my mother for the goodness & beauty that she taught me~

though she & I & all mother’s have our faults ~ she was the BEST MOTHER for me &

I honor her this day with sharing her photo of me above at 8 days old almost 55 years ago

and the picture with her & I ( 5 months pregnant with my first child over 35 years ago).

How special to be able to cherish these memories through photos.

I remember my mother often talking with tears wishing I could have met her mother and

telling me how kind she was to everyone and brave during WWII in Germany with bombs dropping & how with 6 little girls to raise alone she still made time to help those in need around her.

Never having met my grandmother in Germany I realized that through a few cherished pictures & my mother’s stories of her kindness & sacrifices helping so many people, including many Jews in Germany that she is VERY much alive in my heart as a hero and a legacy to live in & carry forth.

May we leave behind a LEGACY OF LOVE as mothers, fathers & friends to all.

A NURTURING & ENCOURAGING SPIRIT SHOULD LIVE IN ALL OF US NOT JUST MOTHERS!
One of my dearest friends, Lynn has no children of her own and yet has been a mother to so many as a High school teacher to deaf students for decades.

SO BLESSINGS TO ALL THE NURTURING HEARTS TODAY ~ MAKING A DIFFERENCE

“TO THE CHILD IN US ALL”

 

 

 

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