First Steps

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The blonde hair in this image reminds me of my youngest granddaughter, lovingly nicknamed Baby Z. I teased my daughter that this must be the last one, she’s exhausted the alphabet. She’ll probably prove me wrong and start using Roman Numerals or Greek to name her children. 

I recently got a “smart” phone…you know, smarter than me, right? And it was the smartest thing I ever did, because today I received my first video: Baby Z walking a few steps across the kitchen, from one sister to another while Mama captured it. 

I shared the video on my Facebook page, you can find me under “Patti Suzi’sMom Jarrett” if you’d like to see it.

Trip to the Shore

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I remember the first time I saw the Atlantic Ocean. Up until then, I couldn’t figure out why one couldn’t see the continents that lie on the other side. Well, I found my answer…there is a huge hump in the midst of the sea! Apparently one has to take a boat out to the top of the hump, and THEN Africa and Europe will surely become visible.

My mom collected shells–or rather broken pieces of shells–and rocks as we plodded through the sand. I inherited them, too. They sit in a box in the garage. I sorted through them recently, looking for some interesting adornments to add to a butterfly oasis we were creating. It brought back fond memories of that day. 

I don’t know that my mom ever owned a bathing suit, she always claimed to be afraid of the water. She was fully clothed the day of our visit. In my mind’s eye, I can still see her, bent over, looking for those treasures. 

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. Matthew 6:20