"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."


Life's little pleasures....

Olivia loves sunsets. At seven, she appreciates the beauty in nature and God that most people take for granted. She and I are so much alike. I have been blessed.

Some little kid at the school said Valerie looks like she's going to be famous. lol. How cute is that?

Seth is my homebody. He loves home more than anything. I wonder if he will ever leave the house? lol.

Nicholas is sweet as ever. He is the one who makes sure we say grace each night, he is the one who throws away any trash he comes across and he is the one who watches out for his sister, Valerie.

Gabriel and I have been together eight years. Wow! Each year keeps getting better and better.


Rebecca said...

OMG I can't believe I just happened to be poking around on old links and you've UPDATED! I'm so glad you're well and things are going okay! I hope you remember me from the Feb 05 board. I don't post there anymore, but my name here should link you to my blog in case you don't. Anyway, I will keep checking in on you and I hope things continue to go well!

Brandy said...

Hi Rebecca! Of course I remember you, and I'm so glad you posted. I thought it was time to dust off this blog, especially now that I'm healthier I just want to record as much as possible. :)

I will definitely check out your blog. I don't visit the board either, and it's always nice to 'see old faces'.