The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.”
*Photograph courtesy of Google Chrome
Thank you, Richie Williams of St. Louis Dads, for this splendid review of, Babies of Two. Your daughter, Abby together with her ‘twin’ friend are truly delightful! http://stlouisdad.com/s/book-review-babies-of-two/
Words full of meaning in this butterfly poem from Sue Dreamwalker, together with a beautiful oil painting rich in color and life.
Butterfly in oils a small Painting I did over the weekend as I experimented with oils.. ( not my favourite medium ) but I am happy with how it turned out. Even though my camera skills need much to be desired 🙂
Butterfly, Butterfly, Dancing on the breeze
You flit through the heavens, and among the trees
You fly through the air, like a leaf upon the wind,
Tumbling and turning, beating your soft wings
The meadow is your haven, with flowers of nectar sweet,
I watch you fly to heaven, while I sit upon my seat.
Your message of transformation, as I let go of old
And I watch your new freedom as I ask to be bold
My sorrows held within me, as again I give a sigh
You hypnotise me with your beauty, as you fly on by
You whisper in my ear, to trust…
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Bunny of brown hopping through grasses of tall and green
Darting about stopping to munch his lunch.
Children at play point fingers his way
“Look,” they say!
Bunny of brown is fearful now hiding behind bushes near.
Toes of ten stuck on little feet skip loose around each bend
Hoping to catch a closer look of fur so soft with tail of white.
“If only to touch for one second in life, feelings of soft dreamy delight!”
Bunny of brown hiding under tree of pine where needles have fallen to the ground
With eyes of coffee watching carefully while ears twitch ever so slight.
Vibrations felt, grasses bend, toddlers and tots inch far too close
Bunny of brown jumping up and down hopping closer to its home.
Free at last hiding in his mother’s nest
Taking time to finally rest.
Yes, my sweet Bunny of Brown.
*photos courtesy of Google Chrome
Happy Easter Little Chickadee!
Wishing each and everyone the very best day
Filled with shining sun, grass of green and flowers of rainbow colors
Eggs dyed to match plus bunnies spun in chocolate silk
Children giggling, singing songs of sweet
Dinner delight and stories so right
When evening comes tuck angels in
Chubby fists clutching soft plush ears
Fuzzy tails and lucky feet
Books are read in whispered breaths
Baskets hiding under feather beds
Til tomorrow comes when
Life begins anew…
Thank you to Susan Heim, a most prolific writer of numerous books on twins and multiples, and a mother of twins herself, for this generous review of Babies of Two together with her Blog post and creative giveaway.
Don’t wait to visit her awesome Blog! Blogspot http://susanheim.blogspot.com
Thank you so very much, Susan!
Friday, March 25, 2016
I am the mother of twin boys, so it was fun to take a peek inside the womb once again to imagine the crowded world of twins! This book is unique because it’s told from the perspective of the babies who are about to be born and finally arrive in their parents’ arms at the end of the story. Reading Babies of Two would be a wonderful way to share the upcoming birth of twin siblings with an older brother or sister. It shows what the experience must be like for the babies, as well as for the mother who must go to the hospital when it’s time for their delivery. With its charming illustrations by Alisa Belzil and joyful text, Babies of Two will delight both children and their parents.
About the Author:
Kim Gosselin takes delight in bringing the magic of her imagination to the wonder of words. Babies of Two is her 17th picture book, inspired upon learning she was going to become the grandmother of twins. She has five grandchildren, four under the ages of two, including twins.
Kim is a proud member of The Author’s Guild, Inc., and The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
As I write this in the wee dark hours of my Christian Good Friday, I pray for peace in the whole of our world. Terrorism has affected us again this week. I can barely turn on the television without watching images of mass destruction among yesterday’s normalcy. Camera shots blanket human remains. Jagged lines together with dotted speckles of bright red blood splatter against dusty walls and powdered floors almost as if in an abstract painting. “How can this possibly be,” I ask? “Where did the world go wrong?”
As a mother, my thoughts are with Mary, who witnessed the horror of her only begotten son as he was crucified on Good Friday. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crucifixion_of_Jesus
Whatever your beliefs, I ask you to join me in prayer to put an end to terrorism in our world. Let there be peace among all living people. Everyone deserves a chance to grow old, to live life, to love and be loved. How I wish to pass my television to catch a glimpse of families, happy and playing with children, simply enjoying life. Yes, a human interest story. Remember them? When was the last time you saw one without the hint of terror or war behind it?
Please God, allow people to live freely. Let them walk across streets to visit friends or family. To travel through airports, ride on a bus, or simply have a picnic in a park without worry of a bomb going off. Give our children the freedom to go to school without fear, watch a movie, run a race or sing a song. Please feed our hungry, clothe our naked and house our poor.
Let nature together with all that is good thrive among the human race once again. Please, God, let there be peace in the world.
Wishing You and Yours a Peaceful Easter Holiday
So happy to be hidden among the Easter grass with these ‘Jolly Good Eggs!’ Happy Easter, Everyone.