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Thursday, March 20, 2008




Elizabeth was making Easter baskets up last night for the little ones in our family, and handed me this flower that fell off one of the baskets.
I did what I always did when I was a kid. I put it behind my ear.
I took this self portrait with the flower Elizabeth gave me to remind myself to hope in small things. And how something so simple as a flower can make me happy.
It finally quit raining yesterday! I was so happy that it finally stopped. I took a picture of the sunset last night, and when I went to turn around to go back in the house, the moon was out.
So I got the sun and the moon at the same time.




I took the photos of the Willow and Maple today. You can see how clear the sky is.
I am feeling better today. I have gotten out and done errands, and just enjoyed some of the sunshine.


I have been reading quotes and wanted to share some with you.
These really spoke to me.
The Beginning is always today.
- Mary Wollstonecraft
The real voyage of discovery
consists not in seeking new
landscapes but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust



It is hard for me right now to have courage to face my tomorrows without John. But I have to do the best I can for my kids. I have to fight despair. And I think it is one of those things that most people say, " It takes time."
You never ever get over losing someone you love.
But I know time is a healer of wounds.
I leave you with this quote.
The longest Journey is
the journey inward.
-Dag Hammarskjold







This sparrow picture I took yesterday.


32 comments:

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Dear Sweet Nita,

I love that picture of you. I just wanted to stop by to give you a big hug and let you know that I'm here and I care.

Hugs,
Dena

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Wonderful self portrait photo, Nita. You look lovely.

Mimi said...

love your self portrait...
and would love to have seen the sun and moon in the sky at the same time...
Have a blessed Easter..
I'll be praying for you..
Mimi

JeannieTheDreamer said...

aaaawwww, how awesome. Nita girl. You look lovely and i love your flower. Your quote hit me. The longest journey is the journey inward... how profound.

God bless. Jesus soon will be risen Alleluia

Jeannie

Laurie said...

Happy Spring Nita,

What a beautiful day for you today compared to yesterdays weather. The full moon is amazing isn't it? It looks so huge. Your self portrait is very pretty and you are so young. The quote "The longest journey is the journey inward" is so true. It goes on forever but there are so many treasures to be discovered along the way. We always have Hope Nita, no one can take it away and I hear yours in your post.

Love and Blessings, Laurie in Ca.

The Feathered Nest said...

You are beautiful sweet girl....what a beautiful post, beautiful quotes and glimpses of spring...love to you and Elizabeth, xxoo, Dawn

PixieDust said...

What a lovely surprise, mi Amor... to open your blog and be greeted by your beautiful, serene, face...

:-)

Stay strong, mi Amor, and I LOVE you very much... sending (((HUGS))) and wonderful dreams!

Love,
Me

The Artful Eye said...

Dear Nita,
Beautiful pictures and quotes. I'm glad you had a moment of peace today and got to feel the sun.

I love your flower self-portrait, I wish I could remove your pain and heartache.

I'm putting some stuff together for you this weekend, can't wait.

Nita, John will be with you every step of the way. Through his spirit you will find the courage. He is speaking to you in many different ways. Keep your eyes open for signs.

Have a blessed Easter!

Hugs and prayers- Andrea

Shelley said...

Hi Dear Nita,you are so pretty and the flower looks so beautiful in your hair. I am glad you had a good day. I pray you and the family will have a wonderful Easter.

Blessings,Shelley

red tin heart said...

Dena: Thank you..i am glad you care and stopped by. I have beeen a little behind on visiting people. I am going to try to get caught up this coming week. Thinking of you. xoxo Nita

red tin heart said...

Susan: Thank you very much.
I thought about you today when I saw a picture of Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller.
xoxo Nita

red tin heart said...

Mimi: Thank you.. It was neat to see them at the same time. I hope you have a blessed Easter too. Thank you for praying.. I really need it right now. Our first Easter without him. Love nita

red tin heart said...

Jeannie: Thank you for the compliment.. I am glad you liked the quote. I thought it was profound as well.
I really believe God let me open that book right to that quote for me to see my journey must first start from within.
Hope you have a beautiful Easter. love nita

red tin heart said...

Laurie: Happy Spring to you friend.
Today's weather was beautiful. This past week was horrible, we had some people evacuated from their homes here due to the flooding. We were lucky not to have been flooded so bad where I live. But we came close.
And there were 2 people who drowned 30 miles away from where I live due to the flooding.
The full moon is amazing. It was beautiful tonight but I could not get a good picture.
Thank you for the compliment on the self portrait.
We do have hope, don't we? As long as we have God we have hope.
I am grateful He gave His son for us.
I am so grateful for His salvation.
Hope you have a great Easter Laurie..
Love Nita

red tin heart said...

Dawn: Thank you..I am so happy you liked the post and quotes Dawn. I hope you have a Beautiful Easter.
Love Nita

red tin heart said...

Pixie: You are very kind in your compliment, thank you.
I am going to fight to stay strong. I have to.
I love you too Pixie.. I hope you have a beautiful Easter.
love nita

red tin heart said...

Andrea: I am so happy I got to see the sun today, it was the best gift I could have ever received.
I am glad you liked the self portrait..
I will keep my eyes open for signs. I think you are right about that for sure.
I hope you have a beautiful Easter.. love nita

red tin heart said...

Shelley: I pray you have a wonderful Easter too. Thank you for the sweet compliments on my photo.
We have been cleaning and preparing for days.
John is the first person I ever had Easter dinner with. My family never had Easter dinner when I was growing up.
So I know I will be thinking of him..
We need him here so bad..
Thank you Shelley, Love Nita

Nonnie said...

i have always loved that quote by marcel proust..... seeing things with new eyes! and love the self portrait, nita....i hope you continue to see love and blessings in all that surrounds you....as you are doing with all of your wonderful photos and words...conveying it to all of us!
hugs and prayers,
kimberly

red tin heart said...

Kimberly: I really loved that quote too. I think we can see things with new eyes, we just have to try.
I am happy you liked the self portrait.
I am finding much comfort in taking pictures of my everyday life.
I am also looking for the little blessings, everywhere.
Hope you have a wonderful Easter. love nita

Treasure Barn said...

Nita
This picture of you is beautiful. You are such a pretty lady and the flower just accents your pretty face.

I am so happy to hear you are feeling better today. The rain tends to be depressing anyway. IT is still raining here. The dreary days make one feel dreary.

I love the pictures of your beautiful blossoms. Spring is such a wonderful time of year. The sparrow is darling, looks as though he is saying happy first day of spring. The moon and sun at the same time...how amazing. That is all God's beauty.

Thinking of you today and praying everyday for you and your family.

God Bless You
xoxoxo
Patti

sepia art studio said...

have a loverly easter nita. i hope that butterflies of joy will fly to you...

today i went on a near field, where is lots of willows. i looked at them, just to way you looked them through your camera lens; i wanted to take photos from the furry little kittens, but did not have a camera with me. but i will go there again and will take bunch of photos. i would have wanted to make a own nest under the old willows, they looked so nurturing.

love and many hugs...
delila

Classic Charm said...

Awe Nita, you are just beautiful, love your self portrait, and your quotes are quite thought provoking. Happy Easter with your family dear.
Hugs,
Rose

red tin heart said...

Patti: Thank you for the compliment..
Rain depresses me more than anything. I would rather have snow than rain. Our driveway floods everytime it rains and it just awful.
I am glad you liked all the photos. I have joy in taking them.
I hope your Easter is blessed.
Love nita

red tin heart said...

Delila: thank you for your kind words. you have such a beautiful spirit delila.

i hope you get your photos of the willows.
i am going to cut some willow branches today and dry them out for flower arrangements.
i love the way the willow branches look dried out.

it would be neat to have a hide -a-way under the willows..

we never stop longing for a secret place do we? a hiding place..

i pray you Easter is wonderful and peaceful. sending you love dear heart. xoxo nita

red tin heart said...

Rose: I hope you have a great Easter. And thank you for sweet compliment..Glad you liked the quotes. love nita

A bird in the hand said...

You're beautiful.
I can see the pain and I can see the courage.
xoxoxoxo

red tin heart said...

Colette: Thank you for seeing...
love nita

Donna said...

I've always believed it's not the journey...but the ride. These are absolutely gorgeous pics!! The sun AND the moon at the same time!! Wonderful!!hughugs

red tin heart said...

Donna: I am so glad you liked the photos. I am going to go out this weekend and try to get some more Spring photos. I hope you are doing good.
Sending love your way...Nita

Our Red House said...

Nita, you look beautiful in that photo.

I love some of the quotes you have printed. I have borrowed the Proust one for my blog. It is so inspiring.

Kate

red tin heart said...

Kate: I am glad you like the quotes, and happy you put the Proust quote on your site.
Thank you so much for the compliment on my photo.
I hope you have a wonderful Easter. Love Nita

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