Life goes on….even when your candidate doesn’t win….. even when you run out of decoupage two sheets of scrapbook paper too early….even when the seven pounds won’t come off…..and even when you’re children think you’re crazy for trying to learn to swing dance from a girl name “Tracy” that lives in your computer. The sun rises, we wake up to another beautiful day and thank God that we live in America…..where we can vote and decorate and dance and……swing. So, to cheer myself up, I downloaded a video of my girls reciting a poem…..called “The Swing” while swinging.
by Robert Louis Stevenson
How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!
Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
River and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside–
Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown–
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!
OH Edie…what an amazing post. And did I ever need it this morning! You’re right, so much to be thankful for. Thanks for the smile. xox Ang
Sandy Toes says
Thank you Edie for stopping by my blog. Your family is wonderful and your blog is interesting and fun. I thought (please forgive me) that the Lutheran church was dull; not the case at all. You are right on and very deep. Wow, I’m excited to find this out.
Have a blessed day. Kathi
I soooo needed this today! You are the best Edie!!! Great poem too! I am very thankful! xo Keli
Looks like I’m not the only one who needed this. I felt wiped out and down in the dumps after last nights results. I’m so glad I read your blog before the kiddos woke so I can snap out of it and start the day off on the right note. Very cute idea with the swings.
Tricia Anne says
Well said. :o)
Your school room is awesome!!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne
I left you a little something on my famiy blog.
Beautiful post, so cheerful. Just like you!
Buzzings of a Queen Bee! says
You are hilarious. Tracy who lives in your computer made me laugh out loud!
What a darling video and poem! Yes, life is so full of ups and downs, but the Lord is our anchor!
I found you from my sister’s blog,Feathering my Nest. You have a lovely blog.
i like the new header! what a sweet photo! =)
and you are SOOO right, we do have a lot to be thankful for! it really is a monumental step for our nation electing our first black president, and we are living in a history making time.
even though i voted same as you 😉
Ashley Griffin says
thanks so much for stopping by my blog. i have enjoyed “snooping” around yours!!