ten little toes.

“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”  Isaih 52:7


Two little feet, ten little toes,

running and jumping at play.

Two little feet, too little time,

will be walking to school one day.

Kicking a rock, or skipping a rope,

wading a puddle or washed with soap.

Two little feet, one little child,

will soon go their own way.

But footprints in my mind recall,

they stood here yesterday. Continue reading “ten little toes.”

humble confidence.


My godson & I went to the movies together today!

Tom and I have been friends since I was 12 years old.  And when he decided to join the  Catholic faith several years ago, both Cuppycake and I were honored to be asked by him to be his Godparents.


Many, many, many, (maybe not THAT many) years ago, when we first met, we’d go to the snack-shack together during the 7th inning stretch of the baseball games, of which Tom was the local high-school bat boy for.  Tom loved the ice cream sandwiches and I always got the foot-long green-apple gum rope.

Instead of baseball, Tom and I now enjoy going to the movies together; even though we still have differing opinions on the snacks!  Tom insists on the need for popcorn…even when we attend a morning matinee or he’s forgotten to wear his dentures, while I prefer to stick with red swedish fish or bit-o-honey’s.

No matter the activity…we still make great snack-mates!

One thing we both can agree upon is we equally enjoy watching the 13 million trailers that play prior to the start of the movie!  And this is when we oft times map out ‘which movie will be next’ to be put on our calendars.  There are some, that Tom is SO excited to be released, that I receive weekly countdown reminders!

Today’s movie was a prime example.

As a matter of fact, Tom was SO EXCITED about this movie’s release – we not ONLY needed to be there on opening day – but it was equally as important to be at the FIRST showing.


We both LOVED the movie!

We both left the theatre smiling with our hearts full.

We wanted to tell all our other friends, Catholic and non, to GO SEE THIS MOVIE!

So it was no wonder,  I came home to immediately tippity-tap-type this post to tell YOU all the same.

Looking for the trailer to link to this post (viewed above) I quickly discovered several disturbing attacks against the movie.

But I won’t even get into that!

And all I could think to myself was..


I’m glad I didn’t know about all the drama being stirred-up regarding the making of the movie prior to viewing it.

I’m glad I knew nothing about the Director’s political opinions or association.

But I’m especially glad I went with one of my good friends; who although he is mentally handicapped was wise enough to know – that the consistent message the Pope preaches, to all those willing to listen, is about God’s love.

The Pope challenges us all, at the end of the movie, to always share two important items with those we meet: a smile and humor.

And Tom and I did just that today…accompanied by a bucket of popcorn and a bag of swedish-fish gently tucked in our hands.


hugs n’ blessings to all those willing to share a smile and laughter at the drama of the day!

she calls him babe.

I remember when I first heard it.

I remember when I first heard him call her, “Babe.”

That’s when I knew…this boy loves our darling daughter.

abby & Jake copy

(And yes, he did eventually proceed to become our son-in-law.)

This past Christmas I heard that sweet word, “Babe,” being spoken, yet once again. Continue reading “she calls him babe.”