"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.”- William Butler Yeats

Monday, April 20, 2009

can you hear that?

We had a very busy weekend with family. My sweet Dad came into town and on Saturday we went to a friend's house with a heated pool. Yes folks, many of you know we have our own pool, but it is not heated and until that thermometer hits at least 79 degrees, this Florida girl ain't goin' in! I digress. It was wonderful seeing my Daddy again. We had a great visit with lots of food and laughter.

Now I want you to turn off the sounds around you and tell me what you hear.

Listen carefully.

Do you hear it now?

It's the sound of silence.

The sound of having only one lonely child at home.

Today Anna Grace and Kai headed back to school. They were pretty wild excited to be seeing their teachers and friends again. Anna Grace was a bit hesitant as I dropped her off in the classroom. (I could tell because she wasn't making eye contact with me unless I asked her to.) I'll be saying extra prayers for her this morning. Kai's energy level had peaked at about 7:30 a.m., so I'm hoping he was on the downward slope. I'm praying for him. And there's also a few extra prayers being thrown in for their teacher, who probably will now not be enjoying the same peace and tranquility silence I am hearing now.

Today it's back to the same old...same old. I love it! AJ and I doing absolutely nothing today! Well, we did run a few errands, but that's it. Just gonna hang out and do nothing. Maybe now I can go back to my regular blogging.

Oh, before I forget!! Make sure you come back around because there's a giveaway coming up sometime this week in celebration of what better be if I wanna remain sane Kai's last doctor visit in Orlando on Wednesday and of course, a very small thank you to show my immense gratitude for your prayers for my sweet boy and girl during these weeks of craziness.

Now I will leave you with some family pictures of Easter. Enjoy!


Easter morning with three of our six blessings.

Ayi with her Godchild, Kai.

Our beautiful nephew, "Baby Seth".

Big brothers also make great Godfathers!

Po-Po surrounded by her grandkids, minus a few including Amanda who was in Miami and Tito who couldn't come up.


AJ's very cool Godfather, his cousin, Anthony.


a Tonggu Momma said...

Love the Easter photos! Now enjoy that sound of silence... you know it won't last long. :)

Angie said...

Great pictures! Enjoy the silence! There is only one cute little boy at home at our house right now too, but it is farrrrr from silent! :o)


Patricia/NYC said...

Love the Easter photos! Especially all of the SMILES!! Gorgeaous fam, you have there! :)
I'm with ya right now...enjoying the Monday morning silence! Relish it & have a wonderful day! (looking forward to 24 tonight too! What's up with Tony?????)

Becky said...

Oh what beautiful pictures!!! I'm glad you had a nice Easter, and also so glad things are getting back to normal for you!
Much Love,

He And Me + 3 said...

Beautiful pictures Ohilda! Your family is so precious!

Keisha said...

What a Beautiful Family!!!
Praising God for your "normal" dayz! ;)

Jill said...

Wonderful post and photos! SO GLAD to hear things are calming down for you!! You have had quite a spring dear!!!!
Love to you!

sara said...

the pictures are great!!!! what a beautiful family you have! hey, enjoy the silence.....you deserve it!!

Michelle said...

What a great Easter photo! Your family photos just make me smile. I can just feel the love.

And your new header is great!! Perfect for Bouquet of Blessings!

Angie said...

Regarding your Twitter about 24...I am so mad at Tony and just so disappointed in him. When did he turn bad? We are watching Season 2 on DVD on other nights of the week and it is hard to imagine that Tony has gone bad after being such a good guy!


mommy24treasures said...

what beautiful pics! God is so good, so glad everyone had a lovely day:)

Nicole said...

beautiful family Ohilda!

geminirn said...

Beautiful photos,love all those wonderful big smiles.Glad to see you all had a great Easter.

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