We continue to pray for Val and her mom and your post is such a wonderful dedication Laura. As we travel down the path and especially during the arduous moments, together, if we keep our trust in Him, we'll be filled with His Grace.
My Lady of the Woods...Please accept my apologies for not being here sooner. Each day seems to pass faster than I want it to anymore and time seems so limited...which makes my visits to BP (very regrettably) few and far between...I miss you all very much...but..Mom is doing remarkably well at this time. Still has retained her wonderful sense of humor and still is listening and swaying to the three quarter beat of her beloved Strauss Waltzes.
Your beautiful photo makes us both feel as tho you are watching over us (and we believe you are) and the wonderful sentiments expressed by my BP Friends are so very much appreciated. Thank you so much my LOTW for thinking of us and remembering us at this time with your beautiful image. We won't forget - my "clan" sends you greetings and Mom blows a special TX-sized kiss your way...and I'm sure it will reach you in the wilds of your magnificent woods. :) Thank you, my friend.
Hi Val and Val's Mom! WOW! SMACK! I just got that huge Texas kiss. It landed right on my cheek! :)))
Well, as a group we were going to surprise you and your Mom and add a song to this image so please come back later to hear it. :))) Pat from Australia will be adding it soon and it was Ellen's wonderful idea. :)
Thank you to each person here that has commented and left your wonderful positive thoughts and comments. :)
May the love you send out to others come right back to you ten fold!
Oh, Good, LOTW - it landed just where it was progammed to...altho, we are glad to receive your validation it did (sometimes there's wind and weather interference and glad we weren't embarrassed by a "bum" landing (NO pun intended, honestly!) but as always, Mom was on the mark! :) Thank you again, My Lady!
Perfect, LOTW...between you, Ellen and Pat, the three of you made a grand dedication to my Mom! She loves waltzes - was a ballroom dancer - and I swear her heart beats in 3/4 time. :) A very big smile from her this morning when she heard your addition. Doing all this validates what she always says and what she repeated again this morning - "People are good". Thanks to the three of you and once again, thank you BP friends!
Good Morning Val and Mom Val :D It's a Strauss Waltz! :) We listened to several and we thought this was a good match with the wonder of this image and the mood of nostalgia! :D It makes us want to swing the doors open wide to the grand ball room and let us all in, wearing our beautiful gowns and handsome tuxedos so we may begin. So we can dance and dance and dance! Our thanks goes to your mom for loving Strauss! We have all become more rich today!
Many thanks also to Alamlia, Julianne, Stan, Phil, and of course Pat and Graham at the sound studio in Australia!
-Laura and the gang :)
P.S. Yes. Your Mom is right. People are good. You are a very special person and family member here, Val, and you were obviously raised up to be this way by a very special lady and family. We are all lucky to have each other here on BetterPhoto. Who knew back when we entered that first little photo into the BP contest that we would all become so special to each other? :))) Maybe your Mom knew? :)))) xoxoxo
We have Ellen and Pat to thank! :) I didn't know this card needed to be made. I have been so busy with things that don't really matter. So, I was very happy to slow down and even stop to remember what is the most important.
Family and Each Other.
Thank you for your heartfelt messages, you two, and everyone here and to those to arrive after this! :)
Now let's dance some more! I bet Val's Mom hasn't left the dance floor since this Strauss Waltz began to play!
And please come to my new entry called "Make A Wish Little One". I just posted it! It's for all of you! :)))) !!!
More smiles from Mom and a few tears also...happy tears, tho....She's overwhelmingly amazed at the outpouring of love and kindness shown here! It's lightened her heart and put a smile on her face...and her waltzing-toes are tapping to the beat, Laura, Pat and Ellen! I will never forget this act of generous kindness. From Mom, my family and me - Thank you, BP friends....thank you.