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Showing posts from May, 2012

More Remembering Mom

Mom holding Naomi and me holding Eleanor
She loved her great-grandbabies!
I'm posting more recent pics of those two babies, 
to see the growth and mark the passage of time!



Remembering Mom

…and looking back to early 90's. There we are, holding flowers and gathered around Dad's white pick-up. I wish I could remember the occasion. Mom is wearing pink and looking happy!  Tab is sporting a cute-curly-girle mullet and looking over her shoulder. Liv is sporting a side-ponytail in auburn hair and looking full-on. I am sporting some wild hair and must be either lost in thought or ill. That time seems long ago and so close I can feel it.

"From Me to You" and "Home"

I am posting two more videos here. You don't have to watch them, obviously, but maybe you should. Why? I don't know. Don'tcha just need a music "fix" now and again?… I guess I do! Yep!

I first heard "Home" on a Mumford and Sons cd. Gianni from Walk off the Earth and Ryan Guay from Street Pharmacy cover it beautifully here:

Blackbird by The Beatles cover by Gianni and Myles

Blackbird- One of my faves!  When I was in high school I took guitar lessons from John Flynn. He taught me to play "Blackbird". I LOVED the freedom of my fingers dancing on guitar strings! I loved playing music! My fingers don't dance quite as well these days, but my heart dances on! Thankfully, these nimble fingers are getting around on the fretboard:

Walk Off The Earth covers "Somebody That I used to Know"

It was Tessa who Facebook-posted thisWalk off the Earthperformance recently. The last time I saw Tessa was at K-Mart about 7 years ago. We talked in the Christmas decoration aisle. She talked about an idea she had for a tamale business. Tessa has great ideas! I haven't seen her in person since K-Mart, but we're Facebook friends.
Mike and I have watched and enjoyed this enough times to decide to post it here on this "scrapbook of sorts" blog. "Somebody That I Used to Know" is not about anybody in particular that I used to know. 
It's superbly done co-op style here:

The Truth about Disability 1- Part 1 & 2

In 1979, I was a hungry baby believer.I remember buying my first Bible at The Christian Supply Store in downtown Hutchinson, KS. And I remember highlighting 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 as the words jumped off the page to me!!
Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

I hope the reason that those words don't jump off the page to me these days, 
is because now that they've jumped off the page; they're soaking in.

Laurie's note: I'm actually quite new to wheelchair mobility, not even a full-timer, but so far I have NOT been offended if someone asks if I need help… Help offered and help accepted can be a godsend!

Disability, Ability, Motherhood and Hope

These videos are for anyone who is or has a mother, for anyone who has a disability and for those who are called to love:

"This [Cerebral Palsy] is very much a syndrome that comes along in the wider consciousness of the miracle babies. People find it very difficult to let miracle babies grow up. People quite like the mythology of the "miracle", so they don't really like the reality of the nitty and gritty of the reality thereof- and a lot of the reality isn't particularly pretty." Amy Hogan

"I felt judged by other people, probably because I was judging myself."

"But I made a conscience choice to have a child. I don't think any parent when they're pregnant, thinks they're going to have a child with disabilities. But I made that conscience choice and I love my son- so I can't walk away from him- so you have to find the strength." 

Acts 4:8-12 "Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and…

Missing Mom ~ Still Life Photos

"Suds 'n Such"

Suds 'n Such has been a theme lately because our

"Intuitive Dryer" said:

for the last time. (Actually, this is what the washer says. Our dryer remains mute and blank-screened, but if it could, it would say, "Drying Complete Have a nice day"  or more honestly, "Dryer Expired".)

So we take our wet laundry to the Local Laundromat to dry.
7 minutes cost .25 cents.

Mike hauls and helps! God bless Mike!

Mike talks to Mr. Jones who does his laundry locally.

Mike takes a break.
The Laundromat is nice in our town. It is clean and mostly friendly.  Mike remembers when he was a boy and instead of a laundromat, the building was Bachman Ice Cream. He was too little to order for himself, but he remembers getting a vanilla ice cream cone with his family. 

Magazines and Munchies, but no ice cream

A reminder. Pay attention!