Good morning everyone!! It is a slow-going morning for me today. Actually, it has been a slow couple of days. Sorry I didn't post the answer to the photo contest yesterday. Most of you were very astute and figured it out anyway! Congratulations to Smiley Sara who had the first correct guess to "Up Close With Val"! Here is your ribbon, honey! Also, this ribbon is for trying to quit smoking. Great, job, hon!! Everyone go over to her space and encourage her...
I thought the picture I posted on Saturday was pretty darn cool and so I wanted to show you where I got it from. Here it is. It is Chelsea's eyeball. I cropped it and zoomed in.
I think it is really awesome to be able to see the brown flecks and yellow in her eye when it is magnified. That is my precious girl's eye...the shape of mine and the color of her father's. These eyes are forever imbedded into my brain...their shape, their beauty, their color, their intensity, their soul, and their love. I remember the night that Chelsea was born. They handed me this precious little thing. She stared up at me and I was just floored. I never, ever have been the same. She seemed to already know me. I remember my thoughts as if it were yesterday...."Oh, now I get it.....God loves me THIS much!! As much as I love her!!"...Wow! She is the most beautiful thing I have ever, ever, ever seen! What did I do to deserve such a beautiful, beautiful girl? Now I know what real love is...agape love...God's love!" Chelsea gave me a huge gift the day she was born. She gave me HER...Thank you Chelsea! I had not intended this to be a "Chelsea post". It just turned out that way.
I would like to wish a very, very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! to a special gal, Penny, who is such a good friend to me!! Have a wonderful birthday, honey!! Hope you have a wonderful year and it is your best yet! If you haven't visited her journal, go on over! Have a good day, all!