Our youngest daughter, photographer and artist decided on a whim to make me a subject this past week for her portfolio so out to the front porch we went!
Edit 10.4.20 Original photo was removed for unfortunate reasons. It's troubling and most disturbing the kind of people who will go out of their way to harass and trouble people. There are people who will use photographs and everything else for very wrong busy-body and worse purposes. God sees all and knows all, so no one is hiding from God. I pray for those who do those things, some I feel such a burden for.
Here is an original portrait of my grandma though.
My Grandma Amelia, she loved dogs too.
It's nice to have a new photo every now and then. Thank you Grace, my sweet fellow creative daughter! Our personalities are similar so we understand each other on many a day....Yes, many a day.
She has more shots from our little shoot, so I hope to share those in the future.
Two Movies I Would Like to Share
I thought I would share these excellent movies our family has recently enjoyed. There's nothing like a good ol' movie night with the family! We find it relaxing and it's nice as we can interject comments as the movie plays. ...Many, many life lessons.
Stars in my Crown (1950)
A preview of Stars in my Crown. This is such a sweet, sweet, sweet movie. Jem actually had tears at the end of this movie...It's just so beautiful the sweetness of this one.
The Green Years (1946)
Another precious movie; I'll let the trailer speak for itself of the theme. The only thing I would like to give a disclaimer or warning on is that in this trailer they accentuate the one mushy scene I disliked in the movie. It really gives the wrong message and so not the theme or mood shall we say of this movie. The movie is a precious one.
I hope you enjoy these fine movies as much as we did!
And I do hope you are having a wonderful, beginning of the week! I have my own oven-simmered version of my Grandma Oddo's eggplant pasta recipe in the oven. There is peace, joy and almost a feeling of safety in that..There is. Perhaps security.
What constitutes success? She has achieved success who has lived well; laughed often and loved much; Who has gained the respect of intelligent people and the love of little children; who has filled her niche and accomplished her task; who has left the world better than she found it;...who has never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty, or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given the best she had.
Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He's the one who will keep you on track.
The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
...And that starts at home. There is Peace in that indeed. May we be still and know that He is God.
Live, love, laugh hard and pray hard too.
Have a wonderful day and week, loves, -Amelia
Do you see our sweet Gracie running down the drive? She is so full of life! Look at the sky...It looks like angel's wings... Taken several days ago, but today is very similar.