11.26.2009

So much to be thankful for.









For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
Pleasures pure and undefiled,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

11.17.2009

New Life

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Gavin David Bruce Norton

Born on the anniversary of his
Great Grandma Patricia's death,
and named after his Uncle Gavin and Great Grandpa Bruce,
this little guy has already stolen every heart in sight.

Not long after his birth, Lincoln and I walked
out to see Uncle Gavin's pine,
the one he planted
only a few days before his death.
It has recently sprouted a new
little sapling. I imagine it comes in honor of this new life just begun.
See how the larger tree lovingly bends to hover over it's little charge.
My life is swollen with miracles.