My wishes for 11/11/11

I can’t believe 11/11/11 is finally upon us. It seemed an unreachable date back in the year 2000 (which seems silly, but really, how is 2022 looking right now? Hmm?).

National Blog Posting Month asks us to make three wishes for 11/11/11 and write about them.

So, I looked up the definition of wishes, and have included it here.

Wishes – an expression of a desire, typically in the form of a request or instruction; an expression of a hope for someone’s success, happiness, or welfare;
a thing that is or has been wished for. To want; desire; long for; to entertain wishes, favorably or otherwise, for: to wish someone well; to wish someone ill.

I don’t think wishes are just whims. I truly think…….they are the heart’s desire.

These are mine.

I wish for the beauty of the world to be seen, for a breath of hope to touch a lost soul, and for love to reach the hardest heart.

I wish my family a lifetime of dreams, for sparks of longing to be filled, and to always reach beyond what is possible. So you may feel the empowerment of what waits for you there.

I wish my husband – health, guidance, and reassurance. I wish him all the success he can handle. I wish for cures to be found; Type 1 diabetes, and Lupus. I wish you a long life with me!

To my youngest daughter, Bridget, I wish you laughter from your head to your toe. Because when you laugh, the world lights up.

To my second youngest daughter, Molly, I wish you the magic of play and fun. To always know the joy of being a child. And to find your path by faith, without using a map.

To my oldest daughter, Sydney, I wish you a lifetime of being cherished. That you always know your worth, and you give back as much as you get. I wish for you the sun and more.

To my mom, I wish you a warm blanket of comfort. It wraps you up, and holds you tight, so tight, that you never feel lonely or sad. I wish you rest and resilience.

To my second mom, Sue, I wish you strength of spirit and a left arm that works like new. I wish for all your joy and praise to be spread to every struggling soul who needs it. I wish that your light always shine as bright as you are.

To my sister, Deedy, I wish you a calm rocking boat of peace and patience. I wish that you could ride the current, and feel the sea breeze on your face. I wish you a life without loss, and that joy rises and sets each day with your husband and children.

To my brothers, Lonnie and Jay, I wish you memories of a lifetime. A brotherhood of love, and for you to be taken care of just as much as you have taken care of others. I wish all your good deeds be returned to you ten-fold.

And to those without family, I wish you the kindness of a stranger, and the gratefulness of a humble heart.

To my readers, and friends, I wish you a day that rains blessings. A day that you will never forget. That you feel something you have never felt before, and it moves you.

Maybe it is profound peace, or maybe a gut of gratitude, or maybe…’s just a very lucky day.

I know that is more than three wishes……..and I hope that is okay.

Happy 11/11/11 day! Tell me, what are you wishing for?

Ventura Beach, California

On the count of three




Lemon Cake Mom Sue made




And fun.

A most deserving man.

On his 36th birthday.

I improvised on the candles.

I gave him a card that said…You may be the one making a birthday wish today, but I’m the one with the wish come true, and I thank God for the wonderful life I have with you. (Hallmark)

I am so blessed to be in your life.

You are definitely the yin to my yang.

Happy Birthday with love!

And hey…what do you know? Happy New Year’s Eve…..I think the world is celebrating with me (and you).

Here’s to many more years of celebrating – birthday and New Year Eves – together, with love, laughter, and family!

Happy New Year to everyone. Thank-you for reading my blog. It means so much to me to share my life with you.

May all your wishes come true as you welcome in a New Year.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

Chorus.-For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

Christmas Reflections

Beth issued a challenge last week to find the “magic” (or lights) in the holiday week.

It’s something I have noticed since we decorated. Reflections of Christmas. They are everywhere in doors and windows, around every turn and corner, on roofs and trees.

Lights. Lovely lights. Reflective lights.


Salem and Anna

A view away. A turn. A pause. Are you looking?

Magic awaits. The magic of Christmas. Do you sense it?

Joy and Love. Filling hearts. Do you feel it?

Lights and glow. A surface away. Do you see it?

Reflective and imaginative, if only you just look.

Christmas, it’s here!

Merry Christmas from our house to yours. May the love of Christmas find you and wrap you in its arms. Enjoy your family. Feel the blessed magic that Jesus brings. Merry, Merry, Merry (three merrys for three girls, three dogs, three tens) Christmas to you!

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