1.20.2009

A Good Day For Snow


This is how we started the morning here at the Lawler household. I was in much need of some snow since we didn't get any last year and I always feel cheated in some way at Christmas time now that I live in the South. So, today was magical even though we just got a dusting.

It was also magical for all that I watched on TV today. I could not pull away from what was going on in Washington. What a historic day! I sat the kids down around 11:30 and made them watch so they could remember this day as well. I think whenever the Obama children came on the screen, I got a little choked up. I think we have learned so much as a nation and it all showed today on the faces of all those people that where on the mall in Washington.

My favorite part was when lItzhak Perlman and Yo Yo Ma played a version of a Shaker Hymn called "Simple Gifts". I remember singing this as a child in the choir and it has always stuck with me for some reason. The words are:


'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free,
'Tis the gift to come down where you ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gain'd,
To bow and to bend we shan't be asham'd,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come round right.


Mckenna learned a little something today from my past. Here was my favorite dessert as a child. Simple but good!
No pots today, just a day to get re-energized on so many levels.









3 comments:

Patricia Griffin said...

It was a magical day! I couldn't tear myself away from the TV and it was so incredible seeing thousands of people who were proud to wave a flag again. Thanks for sharing the Shaker Hymn, too!

Jen Mecca said...

Your welcome. I'm glad I was not the only one glued to the tube!jen

barbara chadwick-bland said...

I watched it ALL day long too! BTW your kiddos are adorable. Hope all is well with you.

xo
b.