down the rabbit hole

It’s time to get Real, people!

Blmaluso, creator of the wonderful somebodylovesmeblog, reminded me recently what Becoming Real means. I’ve woven together excerpts from her most recent blog post with a personal picture guide, in an effort to take you through these past few months while I have been away.

“Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.’

‘Does it hurt?’ asked the Rabbit.  

‘Sometimes,’ said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. ‘When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.’

‘Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,’ he asked, ‘or bit by bit?’

‘It doesn’t happen all at once,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept.

Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
― Margery Williams BiancoThe Velveteen Rabbit

Do we understand what “real” love really is? 

Do we truly understand?

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pockets

it’s the monday giggles…

A two year old referred to her pockets

as snack holes.

And this is

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good to meet you

Over 4 foot-green-apple gum ropes and fireball candies.

That’s how we met.

Mid 1970’s during a high-school baseball game at a snack stand.

Every game thereafter we’d saunter down to the snack stand together during the 7th inning stretch.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

A lot of time has passed since then and our friendship has branched out from the ball park accompanying our shared faith & family life.

How truly blessed we are to have such a long-lasting friendship together.

Where candy continues to (still) be included!

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