Saturday, June 27, 2015

Angels and Ornaments ~ the Questions I Would Ask...

One of the Hallmark Christmas movies that was new to me last year was "Angels and Ornaments" .  I watched it over & over and it's stayed on my mind a lot.  This movie always brings up a lot of thoughts and emotions for me.

What I wouldn't give to have my grandparents around at the age I am now.

As a passionate genealogist - I remember the portraits that hung in my paternal grandmother's home.  I saw them every week, I knew they were family and now they're a blur.  I never even asked who they were.

My maternal grandmother lost her mother when she was 8 years old.  I know that resulted in a drastic change for her life.  I only discovered this recently as I worked on that branch of my family tree.

My youngest daughter remarks often on the amount of questions I'm capable of asking.   My answer is - "Intelligent minds want to know". 

So as I watch this movie of a grandfather that never got to know his child or his granddaughter, I'm reminded of my own grandparents and how much they meant to me, the role they played in my life and the questions I wish I could ask them.  May I be the grandparent my grandchildren need - now and after I'm gone.

Thanks for visiting ~ Reia

Friday, June 5, 2015

Dreams do come true!

I spent a lot of my childhood dreaming of being the "wife" of a church Music Director.  Never once did I consider that I could be the "Music Director".

Well -  today I am the Music Director at our local Catholic Church.
Yes, I pinch myself every day!

Listen to Angels We Have Heard On High (sung by the Joint Choir of St. Stephen First Martyr Catholic Church).

Dream big!  Live your life expecting the best!  It does happen.
What dream do you have that is bigger than you are right now?

Thanks for visiting ~ Reia