Wednesday, August 24, 2011


My son Pasquale Joel, who I call Lee-Joel turned Thirty two last Sunday.
                                                   Photo by daughter Femia.

I wasn't sure if he would come to visit or have a family day out with his wife and son.
And, it wasn't easy for me to cook up a great feast and I didn't..
But one thing my children love is mum's Italian pasta.
So thats what they got.. and I got them all here with the promise, not to disappoint..
They all helped and cleaned up after and I enjoyed them and the rest.

As a grandparent its great to sit back and watch the antics of my two youngest, Izaiah and Shiarn.
They are more like siblings than cousins, and Shiarn always reminds Zai that he needs to have manners.

"If you don't say please Zai, I won't share with you.." she prattles on....
"Pweeze Shiarnie"... he pleads adoringly.

Here they are with a green tree frog....
Isn't it marvelous!
and....Two fingers display the Sign of Peace.
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. 
I do not give to you as the world gives. 
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."
John 14:27

In these times of uncertainy and world dilemma, its not easy to feel peaceful or unafraid.
Yet when we believe in a Creator God who promises Peace, we know He has all in control.


  1. Hi Crystal Mary, Ohh, I love the green tree frog sitting on Izaiah... So-oo adorable! I pray you are recovering well after your surgery. And yes, we are living in times of uncertainty... That's why I try my best to make each day ridiculously amazing. All God’s Best ♥... with love and care, Kerrie

  2. I can't amaze you dear Crystal Mary but I send my love and friendship. Your family pictures are wonderful. a joy to see.
    Hope you are progressing wekk,
    Big Hugs, June xx

  3. Silly me, that should say WELL! xx

  4. I bet your pasta is outrageous! Please continue to improve!

  5. Oh, what a sweet way to spend your day, especially with all you've been thru. Your GRANDbabies are gorgeous!! You truly are blessed!!! HOPE you are feeling much stronger each and every day!

  6. I miss those tree frogs so much! Lovely son and grandkids. hugs to you my friend. xxx

  7. What a beautiful tree frog! Your grandchildren are beautiful too!

  8. Hi Crystal Mary! Thank you for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment. It is always a blessing when a fellow Christian who loves the Lord like I do stops to chat. I bet your mom is a wonderful lady. It goes to prove, my Pastor tonight was talking about "train up a child in the way they should go and when they are old they will not depart from it. It sounds as though your mom did just that. God Bless,

  9. What a brave boy to have a frog on his head - no way Andy would do that.

    Hope you are continuing to heal.

  10. Hi Crystal Mary -

    Glad that you had an enjoyable family time.

    Love those photos.

    And your wise words blessed and encouraged.

    Thank you


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