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Monday, November 24, 2008

The Greatest Intentions

I have had the greatest intentions of blogging weekly and somehow, life gets in the way....this time lets chalk it up to a bum nerve in my face that has put me in bed for the last week and a half....so I"m quite behind.

I wanted to share with you a page I did in my journal to pay homage to those that have influenced me.... Enjoy.

Those that came before me have been important in shaping who I am. Some of you may certainly know what I mean....
My Grandmothers and Aunts who wanted me to sit and watch them quilt, when all I wanted to do was be outside climbing trees :) or my Mom with her true words of wisdom (which when I was younger, I thought she was just all words and had no idea of what she was even talking about) Enough already was all I thought...there are trees to climb. Or my uncles who tried to tell me over and over the important family history....and I was bored to almost tears while sitting and pretending to listen to the hours of talks.... My Dad who preached the importance of hard work.....right, right, I understand...tree climbing and rock play are definitely hard :)
As time has gone by though, I realized how important each of these valuable lessons were to who I am.... and now that some of my influences have passed away, oh, how I regret that I didn't sit and soak up every moment of being in their presence. There is so much that I want to learn from them.
Can you believe I learned to Quilt....and that I truly don't enjoy the outdoors anymore... my, how the times do change. As I now try to impress those same lessons on my own children and get those same far away looks from them as I remember having, I just have to grin....knowing that some if it will soak in...
Today, though, I will pay homage to those that made an impression on me and shaped who I am today.... those that let me know the importance of family, hard work, a good education....those kinds of things...
I invite you to do the same..
Until next time.
Ophelia

3 comments:

Clevelandgirlie said...

Beatuiful - art and words. I hope our generation works as hard at instilling those same values/morals into their children. I wonder.

Shelly said...

What a beautiful post, Ophelia. So true . . never as children do we realize the value of life lessons, but as the years pass, it all makes sense.
Glad you are back to blogging.
:-)
Shelly

Susie said...

I wonder if you realized when you posted those stirring words how may others they might serve as an inspiration to. I'm so glad you shared them, and beautiful pages - all!

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