Saturday, October 16, 2010

Friday's This & That

The Apple Cinnamon German Pancakes are in the oven so I have a small window of opportunity to blog!  In case you're interested, HERE is the basic recipe.  Before pouring the batter into the prepared pan, I add brown sugar, melted butter and sliced apples to the bottom. To the batter, I add nutmeg and cinnamon. Mmmmmm.

This picture was taken out my front door this morning.  It is cool and rainy here, with a chance of snow (and accumulation!) later this evening! Fall certainly comes fast and furious to the North Country of NH!  The leaves changed into their brilliant hues of red, orange & yellow and were faded and fallen within a week.  Now what is left is a mish-mash of dull leaves, barely clinging to the tree limbs or a myriad of leaves blanketing the ground.

I love fall!  Something about it brings back lovely memories of childhood....very *early* memories of childhood.  Memories of being at grandma's house. Also memories of our early marriage, when my husband and I used to spend our evenings taking long walks, holding hands and just talking. I can distinctly remember, as if it were yesterday, the smell of wood stoves that hung in the air and the crunch of freshly fallen leaves under foot.

Something is definitely lost in the generation gap :)  My children were all born and raised thus far in the south.  They are not so interested in mom's nostalgia nor are they thrilled with the cold temperatures that descend upon the region, almost over night.  Try as I may, they share no part of my excitement and wonder.  Give my G.R.I.T.S. (Girls Raised in the South) their heat!  To everything there is a season....

Today is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day.  A special day set aside to remember all of our little ones lost from the womb or in infancy.  A somber time of reflection yet not without hope, for we who know the Lord know that if we are absent from this earthly body, we will be present with our Lord (2 Cor. 5:8).  My child, your child...gone too safely in the arms of Jesus Christ.  I have every confidence that I will see our son one day.  Back when I blogged about our loss, an anonymous poster left me this message. Unless she comes across this entry, she will never know this side of eternity what her comment meant to me.

"I have an older brother in Heaven that also died in my mother's womb. Heaven is full of these precious little ones. Can you imagine living forever with Christ not ever having to know the anguish of sin or sadness? How wonderful for these babies. Remember that Heaven is not bound by time and your little one already knows his Momma."

So, in honor of our little ones, gone too soon, I will be participating in the Wave of Light. There is nothing magical about lighting a candle in remembrance of those lost to miscarriage, still birth or infant death, so please don't mistake the suggestion as such.  I do however think that it is a touching tribute.  If this heartache has not touched your life in any way, light a candle in memory of all those precious souls lost to the murderous act of abortion.  Remember, "There is no foot so small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world."  ~unknown

And on a far less serious note.....isn't he cute :)
He's waiting for his treat! lol

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