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Monday, December 30, 2013

January Opens with Possibilities

Proverbs 16:16

16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! 
and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

The world's largest tree.

Mr. Lee received grave news this weekend,
his cousin, Peter,
unexpectedly passed away.  
It is the second time this month someone
of our own generation unexpectedly passes away.

The bark looks like a velvet painting. 

At first it feels like a punch to the chest,
taking our breath away, dropping us to our
knees, and then in the 
stillness there is quiet reflection.

Are we making the best use of 
our God given talents? 
Are we honoring and serving Him with 
gratitude?  What do we want our
children to remember?  Is there anything
we have left unsaid, to each other or our
loved ones? 


As a couple, we already live each day 
as if it were our last.  Mr. Lee has 
outlived most of his close friends. For me, 
losing a sibling changed everything. 

If you ever wonder how we find the 
energy and time to do everything; it is
because we are running.  Running to squeeze every 
blessing out of each day.  Attempting to ensure
no regrets, loving to the depth and heights of possibility.
We didn't plan it this way.

Psalms 119:105

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

Best Friends Forever


In 2013, we made a concerted effort to slow
life down. Thank you for visiting, delighting us
with your comments, and sharing the joy.


  1. Thank you for the beautiful post! I loved both your words and your pictures. Happy 2014 to you and your family. . .

    Take care,

    1. Sue,

      Happy New Year, may the coming year bring you MORE health, good cheer, and the blessing of family. Much love my friend. e

  2. Happy New Year, Eugenia!

    So sorry to hear about these two losses in your circle. But, I know that you are positive and inspire those around you. I wish you all the very best in 2014, may it bring you good health, lots of love and happiness.



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