July 14, 2008

Braids and Bows

God made the world with
its towering trees, majestic
mountains and restless seas.

Then stopped and said, It needs one more thing... someone to laugh, dance and sing.

To walk in the woods and gather
flowers, to commune with nature
in quiet hours."

So God created little girls,
with laughing eyes and
bouncing curls,

With joyful hearts and
infectious smiles,
enchanting ways and
feminine wiles,

And when He'd completed
the task he'd begun,

He was pleased and proud
of the job He'd done.

For the world, when seen
through little girl's eyes,

Greatly resembles paradise.


July 13, 2008

Mother's Day

This year I was struck with the appropriateness of Mother's Day. Who better to honor and celebrate than our Mothers? The depth of their sacrifice in bringing up children deserves high honor. Mom's dedication, love, and wisdom in her calling brings praises to my lips.

This year we celebrated a prolonged Mother's Day. The Werzinski family hosted a beautiful tea in celebration of Motherhood, where we daughters were given opportunity to publicly express our gratefulness and love to our Mom's. Mother's Day morning was filled with anticipation as we (the Parish Clan) celebrated our own Mother, later on enjoying fellowship with family and friends. Praise the Lord for Motherhood!

A tea personifies everything feminine . . .

Delectable delights


Simon, having heard Mom's wish for an outside swing, set to work Saturday and built her one! He did a great job and completely surprised her. :-)

Dad saw this and couldn't resist. :-)

Mother's Day morning-

We love you Mom!


Gathering with some family and friends . . .

Games . . .

Athletic antics . . .

Sampling delights from the garden . . . (Yummy stevia :-)

Stories with Uncles . . .
Music making . . .
Coloring time . . .and
Four part harmony!