Murdo Girl…Full of gratitude

I heard the perfect saying for me on television the other day which is strange because I’ve had very little time to watch television. Some of the advertisements sink in by osmosis. The words I heard were, “Heavy is the head that wears the crown.” Perfect right? I think it’s supposed to mean that I’m the head of something which I’m not but I try really hard to do my part. And I do occassionally wear a crown.

Kip and I will be in California for a while longer. We’re enjoying spending time with family and trying our best to get our dogs trained. Nellie loves the dog park and she behaves herself. She knows the drill and follows other dogs around until she gets one to play with her and then she runs them ragged. Rylie is too rowdy for the dog park so I walk him, or rather he walks me, on the leash. He’s a real cutie though and very sweet and affectionate.

I wrote a little poem to say thank you. I owe so many family and friends my thanks. I hope you know I miss you.

May your Thanksgiving be filled with love and laughter….Kip and Mary

Kip and Rylie

I have so much I want to say and things I want you all to see.

To my dear family and friends, thanks for sharing your love with me.

I love you more than I can say. Wish I could shout it loud and clearly.

Instead I’ll whisper loving words, hoping that you will hear me.

We all have things to comfort us and things we share to comfort others.

Thanks for all you give to me. I love when we help one another

When I hear It is well with my soul, my breathing slows to its lovely pace.

When I hear In the Garden, I walk beside He who gives me grace

I often worry about things that never make it to fruition.

I don’t know what the right things are. I don’t have that intuition.

So I push the fear away and don’t give it space inside my head

I look to something I have read or something someone else has said.

“Don’t push the river it always flows.” My mother often said to me.

“It’s important to remember that we shall see what we shall see.”

So much depends on where I look…and that which I wish to see.

Do I see what makes me sad or will my heart look for the beauty?

My happiness can be found in skies filled with either sun or rain.

Don’t think I over simplify but peace can rise above our pain.

If you want the best seat in the house, move the dog.

When someone smiles do you smile back? It’s the natural thing to do.

So offer all your sweetest smile. You might say, “God Bless You,” too.

Happy Thanksgiving