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Advent Calendar of Gratitude #2

I am grateful on this day,
Thursday, 2nd December 2010,
to be able to remember my roots,
my beautiful mother, father and
my big sissy pictured here
in the middle!
I was just a twinkle in my daddy's eyes!

My memory isn't what it used to be,
I forget the little things,
but I never forget the love of
family and friends
I'm thankful for this and the fact that 
I have a memory!

Memory served me well today, I posted a
'a Virgin a day'
 here she is ~
Detail from the 'Adoration of the Kings' - Velazquez.
... and extra halo detailing from me!
Do you think Jesus could do with
a little manipulation too?

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Comments

Boonie S said…
Lovely post. Thanks for this.

All the best, Boonie
my memory is getting different too.
good thing i have a blog to help me
bless your heart!
rebecca said…
i love this photograph of your family.
this chance to get to know you....before you were even born!

finding your bliss....such a perfect home to your gratitude advent calendar.
love too your virgin....and the swaddled baby jesus.
may love swaddle us all!
Kim Mailhot said…
Beautiful family Joy, Sue ! Thanks for sharing it with us. Happy Thursday and Day 2 !
Meri said…
This Madonna and Child are really interesting -- the baby Jesus looks much more childlike than most paintings, which usually give him scaled down adult proportions and make him look a bit surreal as a result. And I love your mommy, daddy, little Sue picture.
deb did it said…
aww...what a precious post! Welcome to the Land of Virgins!
turquoise cro said…
A Twinkle in your father's eye! I LOVE hearing that saying!SWEET family pic! I LOVE Jesus just the way he is in this pic!
Paula Scott said…
What a great photo to be able to cherish. And yes, even though my memory is not as good, I am truly grateful to have one. I love your advent calendar!
Isn't it wonderful to see so many renditions of the Virgin and child?
Carola Bartz said…
Lovely photo of your family and I love the words you wrote accompanying it. I love to have a memory, too.
Noelle Renee said…
I love those old family photos, the wonderful expressions on parents faces. I like that your mum and dad don't look so deeply serious but actually quite a happy family. It looks like both your parents were military as I see an insignia on your mom's sleeve too or am I just imagining? Your mother is lovely. It is a nice photo of your sister too. I have posted photos of my mom on my blog as well. These are deeply heartfelt moments I think, and it is interesting that you connect it with the Christmas season and the madonna and child.I love your madonna as well. She looks like a regular mom, and so does Jesus and they are dark-skinned as they would have been. It is lovely. Altogether a great post.
xoxo,
Noelle

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