Speaking of Blinking


To whom do you express thanks?  Family and friends.

Do you recall a special teacher you had in school?


I am grateful for Mom and Dad and my grandparents.

It turns out that our first teachers are our parents.


Do you still hear their voices telling you of their love?

Do you smell that apple pie baking in the oven?


Do you hear the piano being played and Mom and

Dad singing their songs?  Those memories linger on..


I am thankful for our four seasons, the birds and

gardens.  Golden beets and greens still grow and thrive.


When our two children were born, a friend told me

not to blink.  Before you know it, they will be in school.


Life has a habit of passing quickly when we blink.  True.

Just look:  our two are done with college and married.


We are empty nesters.   Life intervenes.  Never stuck

in the mundane, we remain active and hopeful.  We


blinked and now will become grandparents.  Tempus

fugit.  The young wish they could be older and vice versa.


That’s life.  Accept it and be joy-filled.  Try not to

blink too much.  Give of yourselves.  Love will increase.


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18 Responses to Speaking of Blinking

  1. A lovely post, Mary Ann! 😍 With grown grandchildren and three litte great-grands, the blessings never cease. Blessings and love to you and yours! xoxo

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  2. cindy knoke says:

    Love to you and your family MaryAnn! Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! πŸ™πŸ¦ƒπŸπŸ₯‚

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    • Cindy, thank you for your comment and for asking about our Thanksgiving. Low key and relaxing with just the two of us. Soon we will travel and welcome our first grandchild. Love to you and yours, Cindy. Enjoy the weekend. oxox πŸ¦ƒ πŸ™


  3. Darlene says:

    That new grandbaby will be here soon. Enjoy every minute!!

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  4. R Nemecek says:

    Very sound advice!

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  5. Maria Giudice says:

    Maryann is like yesterday for me to.three beautiful children and seven grandchildren six granddaughters one grandson. Mostly full grown Alessio older getting marry next year in October,we enjoy Thanksgiving all together FaceTime with the little one in Brooklyn miss them more on the Holidays, anxiously awaiting for your new arrival future grandparents .We are so lucky we thank God always,,our Regards for you and Russ take care Maria Giudice (Zia)

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    • Zia Maria, your comment touched me with so many memories. Thank you. We both blinked and look at our families now. It is all in His plan! Hugs and blessings to you and your family. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Enjoy the weekend. Soon we will experience the wonders of being grandparents! oxox πŸ™πŸ¦ƒπŸ


  6. Emily says:

    Great advice! Time goes too quickly! Thanks for the photos you shared xoxo!

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  7. balroop2013 says:

    What a lovely post! Thanks for sharing beautiful pictures and memories Mary Ann. Stay blessed!

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  8. Such a beautiful post! I hope you’re having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.

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