Saturday, May 27, 2023

Pondering Memorial Day. Best Years of Our Lives (1946) The Every day Challenges, Laughs and Memory. ADDED EDIT.



Oh my heart.

One of my very favorite movies for this day.  'Best Years of Our Lives'  (1946). It was once said this movie is the most accurate of how the soldiers felt after WWII and what they experienced.  I highly recommend this movie, even the music score is beautiful!  

I have other favorites too but thought this would be nice for starters since I'm keeping this blog entry short.



My parents as many of you know; my dad went to Gulfport Military Academy in Mississippi.   He was a captain there as a student.  I love this portrait so much, it hangs in my home in a place of honor.  I thought it spoke volumes this Memorial Day.

So much going on these days around the Forest Cathedral, just wanted to quickly put this up in honor of Memorial Day.


We look at the culture and it can be sad to us, but we can keep our personal homes in an attitude of prayer and calm coupled with cheerfulness.  God is faithful.


For me personally, it's been a bit unusual here, I was shocked to see I had high blood pressure.  Me?!   How?!   Sometimes life is stressful with an elderly parent, the concerns and emergencies than can arise etc.  I've never had a problem with high blood pressure so this is very new to me.   The only time I can remember having high blood pressure was one day when I was expecting our first baby and I was in my early 20s, there had been an altercation the day before and it showed the next day, but that was the last time that I know of.  I've delivered four babies and my doctor would always comment, Beautiful as usual! when he took my bp.  So you can imagine my shock!

I'm wired very sensitively, I'm a genuine Highly Sensitive Person, an HSP.  A Gift but it can also be trying in life, we seem to feel things and pick up on more than the average person.


I hope to put another blog up soon!  I have more I would like to share with more photos I do think you all would enjoy.  Prayers are coveted as I'm  trying very hard to stay away from any stress of any kind.

As Philippians 4:8 says, we need to think upon things of good report, things that are lovely.... : )


One kind of funny thing that represents things, the other morning I see my devotional on the floor under the coffee table of all places.  I see this strange white wad that looked like a coccoon of all things!  On closer examination, the wad was a wad of white chewing gum!  One of our precious little 3-4 year old grandsons who were here the other day decided that they would conveniently put their gum on Mimi's devotional  that is on the coffee table, and then casually slip it under the coffee table on the floor!   I had to smile and then just laugh!   I told Jem and he just laughed and laughed...

For some reason it was just the picture of how life is sometimes!    I think that's pretty good....A Blessing, ya just have to laugh at little things like that!    

I may start writing memories I have that were happy ones, when I take my blood pressure I purposely think upon those things.

One of those was me taking our little girls to a Memorial Day ceremony at a courthouse...Our little girls would carry their homemade autograph booklets made out of red, white and blue construction paper so our elderly veterans there could sign them as our little girls held the booklets in their little hands.  I remember being so very touched at this ceremony that I was tearing up even using a tissue ...One of the elderly vets, probably from WWII looked over at me, a baby in my lap...I think he wondered what my story was...And I wondered what his story was.   And still do...


God bless and be with you all until the next time...May we lift our country up in prayer.

EDIT  5.28.28   Please oblige, I must add the following song I just heard.  This brings tears to my eyes, beautiful, just beautiful.