Weekly Image Of Life: Happiness

There is a new weekly theme started by Island Traveler

If you haven’t met Island Traveler, please be sure to take a look at his blog, This man’s journey

It is heartfelt, colorful, uplifting, and it is sure to put a smile on your face!

True to form, he is starting the Weekly Image of Life!


Once a week the theme will be posted where all can participate.


Appropriately, the first theme is Happiness!

When looking through the family gallery I kept coming back to these pictures of my brother David, his wife Cindy, and their son,  Matthew.

I think it’s also a nice little series to post during the weekend when we celebrate Father’s Day.


There is wonder and contentment as my brother is holding Matthew, his firstborn.

David & Mathew

His eyes are expressive.

Here, David looks a little bit tired, but he is clearly happy.

David & Mathew 2

There are times when we’re happy and we laugh, sing, dance, and jump for joy.

There are also times when happiness brings a quiet, peaceful smile. 

Cindy David & Mathew

It occurs with the realization that life is a gift, that you are loved, and that you are in the place where you are meant to be.


I've always enjoyed writing and finally decided it was time to blog! As part of my profession I write every day, but I'm now trying to take the time to write creatively. My family and friends have been very encouraging as there is little that is written down in the way of a family chronicle. This is a favorite topic of mine! In addition to family history, I write about life, family, friends and faith. My husband is a full-time parent to our special needs daughter. I’ve explored this topic, too. I also enjoy music, crocheting, reading and relaxing with my family. I hope you enjoy what I have to offer!

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Posted in 2012, Faith, Family, Family history, Musings, Personal, Spirituality, Thoughts, Uncategorized
14 comments on “Weekly Image Of Life: Happiness
  1. Imelda says:

    How lovely. What joy! 🙂

  2. They fit the challenge theme. 🙂

  3. scrapydo says:

    Shows real happiness

  4. Cindy says:

    Cathy, what a sweet surprise to see these pixs from such a time ago. They truly capture the joy of our firstborn son. Thank you for bringing all the memories and family history to enjoy and share with so many… Love ya ❤

    • Cathy G says:

      Cindy!!! What a surprise! I didn’t have to write very much because your faces say it all! …and I continue to see those same looks in Matthew’s face now that he is a father, too! It’s my pleasure to share all our stories in this way. Love, Cathy

  5. I could see the happiness in the eyes and smiles of your son and his family. There are no words to descried the first time you held your newborn in your arms. It’s like everything makes sense and you realized that God truly is good and amazing. Best gift any parent can have in his/her life. Beautiful post Cathy. Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers in your family.

    • Cathy G says:

      Thank-you, Island Traveler! Your comments are so true about life’s realizations. I see the same expressons in the pictures you post of your family. Thank-you for starting a great challenge!

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