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Today I’m having fun with The Gypsy Mama.  On Fridays around these parts we stop, drop, and write.
For fun, for love of the sound of words, for play, for delight, for joy and celebration at the art of communication.
For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’sjust right or not.

Won’t you join us?

So here is my five short, bold, beautiful minutes using the word “unexpected” that was suggested.


Unexpected the way I love these grandchildren.

Unexpected the joy that comes even when he is disobedient and crawls onto the table to cram a  large cookie into his mouth before we can take it away from him.

Those eyes, looking back at me are of the generation before.  What will they see?  What will they show?  Will it be exciting, or serious?

Unexpected how fast the years pass, and one generation becomes the nesxt.  Heard someone say that grandchildnren were your reward for not killing your childrne.

They are great treasures!

Unexpected to see myself growing older.  I look at my hands and see my grandmother’s hands.  The wrinkles are beginning and I don’t like that.  But i remember her wrinkles as soft and fun to move around.  Like my mothers hands are now, like mine are becomeing.  Like these little ones will be one day, God willing.

Unexpected tears thinking of the five generations, my grandmother to my grandchild.

Unexpected joy this morning thinking about family;  Expected and intentional prayer of thankfulness being given.

Posted by Diane W. Bailey on November 11, 2011
6 Comments Post a comment
  1. 11/11/2011

    Diane,It looks like you fixed the formatting issue..looks great! And I loved your random thoughts on your family. Such beautiful thoughts!

  2. 11/11/2011

    Thank you! It's still not perfect, what what is life is? Glad you liked the random thoughts.

  3. 11/12/2011

    I posted about my children today as well… but I hear that grandkids are truly the icing on the cake. I can't wait!Well… I can wait, but you know what I mean;-)

  4. 11/12/2011

    It is nice to meet you Persuaded! Thank you for stopping by and visiting Life Images. Hope you will come again!

  5. 11/12/2011

    Diane, I don't like the wrinkles I see forming either! I updated my bio. You can let me know what you think! Blessings!

  6. 11/12/2011

    That was beautiful.


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