I see now that I have already saved the shelves, but I will leave them here--double! Sorry, for not remembering. I do that often. Helen will tell me a story that I don't remember that well and she does. I really hated hearing the one about me losing the ring that Daddy made for Momma on Iwo. She kept say..."don't you remember" and I can't remember much of the tale. I was not young, maybe Sigrid's age, but I think I blocked it out of my mind. How horrible to loose that precious ring. Somehow, he made the ring and there were hearts surrounding the circle. It was surely and work of art made with love! He made it from a nickle while he was waiting to die on that Island. Momma let me wear it to "carry" the water. Maybe to encourage me to go as I was very stubborn. Helen said she was with me and it fell off down by the old cave. Lost forever and all my fault. I don't recall Momma being overly upset with me. She was like that. She accepted the cards she was dealt. Her kids were her "face" cards, the ones valued the most. I guess I was a Jack or a Queen. Fleta, I think you may have been an Ace and Helen, a king. We were all "high" cards to Momma. She discarded some of the deck but she held on to those 8 cards all her life and when she was old she cashed them in! She won the hand that round. Trumped those two Sisters of hers to get the "blessed" life! Praise the Lord today for my Momma who was filled with "love of family".
February is nearly half over. It is warm again today. So, thankful for the warm sun to shine on us today. It feels so soothing. Hope your day is perfect, Sisters! ....and for my girls, too...and my 5 grands...and Jonell and all her sisters and on and on the list could go. Fleta--remember God bless and then "etal". I, too, can use Latin! Do you ever look at the mugs for your county? I do and then I pray for all those lost souls...but for the grace of my God ...there goes I! How I have been taken care of in my life. I had a protected childhood not one riddled by abuse. Deliver us from evil today, dear Savior!
Could the shelf remind us of Father, Son and Holy Ghost?