happy birthday,  jack,  Nana

Happy Birthday Nana!

What’s Jack up to? It’s a big time snow day here in New York. So Jack and I will have extra company with us. He’s been bouncing around all weekend and is sure not not stop anytime soon.

Today is my Dear Nana’s Birthday! Please join me in wishing this phenomenal woman in my life all the best. Nana is the rock in our family, always there to lend an ear or a hand. She even can keep Jack under control and can tame a teen twin with just a glance. Just like her birth month of March, Nana comes in like a lion but she’s really as sweet as a lamb. We love you Nana!

“Touched by An Angel”
By Maya Angelou

We, unaccustomed to courage

exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.
Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.
We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love’s light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.