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And Now I See The Moon

Mimi Monday

Thomas Merton wrote, "There is is always a temptation to diddle
around in the contemplative life, making itsy-bitsy statues." 
There is always an enormous temptation in all of life to diddle 
around making itsy-bitsy friends and meals and journeys for
 itsy-bitsy years on end.  It is so self-conscious, so apparently
moral, simply to step aside from the gaps where the creeks
and winds pour down, saying, I never merited this grace, quite
rightly, and then to sulk along the rest of your days on the edge
of rage.  I wont have it.  The World is wilder than that in all
directions, more dangerous and bitter, more extravagant and
bright.  We are making hay when we should be making whoopee;
we are raising tomatoes when we should be raising Cain, or Lazarus.
from: Words I Wish I Wrote
quoting: Annie Dillard 
by: Robert Fulgrum 

Glorious Blessing day for baby Benjamin Clark Sherwood
Its days like these that Mimi's LIVE for!!!
 Our sons and some cousins mixed in for good measure!!
Clark, Joe, Cousin Matt, Cousin Ben, and Rob 
Mimi Loves these!!!
 Family is where its at!!!
 Sharon, Jared, Carly and Melanie!!
 Baby Ben is so very blessed to have all these good men...and his life, to be examples and mentors! Jared, Paul, Matt,Josh, Joe, Joe, Rob, Gary, David (daddy) My Builder, Mark, Kelly and Ben and Clark peeking over the top of the couch!!  How blessed we all are!!!
 Baby Ben slept through the main event...his own blessing!!  His dear daddy did a sweet and tender job of bestowing a fathers blessing.  Way to go David...even under pressure you shine!!
More favorite people...Nat, Mel, Anna, Steph and Mimi!!
I failed to get a headcount...but we have a wonderful crowd.
We had so much fun!!!
Thanks so very much to the Ehlerts for opening their lovely home to the masses!!!
Mimi is feeling such gratitude and love for all the people in my life!!!

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