March 1
March 1
Here's a beautiful purple with yellow highlights tulip for the beloved Granny Jean.

While you're not my Granny, we all called you that...and I never questioned why.

You are loved and missed more than you know. We love you so. So. So.


In our heartache, we know you are pain free at last.

And we will see you again soon.
March 1
March 1
What a thoughtful, loving tribute for a woman who left a huge imprint on the hearts of her family and her friends. 

I shall honor your mother by paying it forward in those loving ways as well.

May your hearts heal and your love continue to grow and grow...✨
March 1
Jean was incredibly generous in so many ways…always helpful, giving of herself & what she had been blessed with. She helped so much at Los Alamitos Middle School as a fellow Special Ed teacher. I showed up in 2007 not having been in a classroom for 30 years! We shared the loss of many loved ones in the years to come. Our friendship grew in retirement in Albuquerque. I’ll never forget her picking up the tab for a couple of
servicemen at Garcia’s when we were having lunch…it came so naturally to her. When my sister could not get on a plane to come to my wedding 7/31/2021 due to Covid, Jean lovingly became my maid-of-honor & walked me down the aisle at Hummingbird Music Camp. I was thrilled when she bought my Northeast Heights townhome & proceeded to make it her own. SO creative & talented she was, always using her skills to do & make for others. I miss my friend, but so grateful for all the time that she was in my life. Thank you Gabe & Spring for sharing this tribute. You were lucky to have such a fun & loving Mom.
March 1
March 1
Spring & family, Thinking of you during this time. What a beautiful tribute to your Mom who’s life touched so many.
February 14
February 14
Desiderata: Original Text
This is the original text from the book where Desiderata was first published.

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

by Max Ehrmann ©1927

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