Island Traveler has inspired us once again for the Weekly Image of Life. The theme is Beautiful.
At first I thought this would be difficult. What could possibly capture the essence of this word?
…then I came across a photo taken by my niece.
What is more beautiful than a new life, a new beginning?
Last week I wrote that my family tree expanded when we gained a new branch.
Well, my family also recently gained a new little leaf!
This happy event occurred when my nephew Bob and his wife, Rachel celebrated the birth of baby Michael!
I can picture my niece being very excited when she saw this moment, then taking the picture as quietly as she could!
I was reflecting how I’ve been fortunate to share photos and stories about my family’s history; stories that span more than a century, stories that include Michael’s great-great-great-grandparents.
It’s my hope that Michael, the children of his generation, and even their descendants will one day be able to look at these stories and realize they come from a line of vibrant, strong, beautiful people.
But that is for the future. In the meantime he appears to be quite content here.
Shhhhhhh….quiet please…there’s a beautiful baby sleeping!