“Each smallest act of kindness, reverberates across great distances and spans of time —affecting lives unknown to the one who’s generous spirit was the source of this good echo.” ~ Dean Koontz
Since my last post, we celebrated Easter…
There seems to be a theme developing in these photos… And the limited few weeks of perfect spring weather have come and gone. Once again we scramble and get as much done as possible before the strawberry and green heads (flies) return to feast on our flesh as we melt under a hot summer sun.
Retreating indoors is worse. The dark news on the TV casts a gray shadow of gloom and doom which reaches out and grabs hold of everything — terrorists and politicians that are doing their best to destroy our country, an abortion doctor who’s trial isn’t news because its not politically correct enough, tornadoes, flash flooding and wild fires leaving a wake of destruction and loss of life.
It’s easy to get lost in the darkness. I am witness to God’s palette and know that HE wants us to live in color. It’s an insult to Him to live in the shadows when He has created so many colors.
June is a special month at The Fairfield House and we’d like you to be part of it! A Christening, Graduation and birthdays fill our calendar. My mother will be celebrating her 80th! Few of you know that my mother lives with us. Fewer still know that she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She was the old woman I wrote about in this poem. The move to the Fairfield House and her illness has left her with little company beyond us, depression and loneliness.
My mother has always loved butterflies. (This is where you can be a part of her special day.) I’m requesting that you make a paper butterfly (it can be as plain or fancy as you like — the beauty is that they will all be different, as each of us are) and mail it to me. I need it by June 25th so that gives you two weeks. I am hoping to receive at least 80 butterflies but the more, the better. Imagine my mother’s surprise when she wakes up on her birthday to find this beautiful butterfly migration! Imagine how you will feel knowing you’ve added color to a fading spirit. Feel free to write a birthday message on your creation. Send to: The Fairfield House, PO Box 69, Fairton, NJ, 08320, USA
Stop by the Fairfield House Facebook page to participate in MY birthday giveaway.