The Quotable

May you have:
A world of wishes at your command.
God and his angels close to hand.
Friends and family their love impart,
and Irish blessings in your heart!

~~Irish Blessing~~

Monday, June 30, 2008

Life's Ups and Downs...

Denver - Elitch Gardens
Originally uploaded by thegabester
The last couple of days have been like a roller coaster for me...Marianne called Saturday morning to say she and Eric are officially engaged. Jimmy called later that afternoon to say he missed passing his S66 test by one point. He got a 70%, needed 71%.

Had to keep the engagement secret (NOT my place to tell everyone, Surprise!!! And not an easy task for me!). And try not to be anything but supportive of Jimmy (Yes I did cry! after I hung up the phone.)

Today he called and said he was going to get to take the test again in a month and was still working building his client base. Marianne called tonight to say they had set the wedding date...October 18, 2008.

Emotions like disappointment, excitement, hope, joy, all come to mind. In this collage of color and feelings I truly have seen and felt the hand of God. I have seen Jimmy, though disappointed, positive. Marianne joyful and excited, but just a little anxious. And ME? all the of the above!

OH! Humanity! What a wonderful creation!! Thanks be to God!!!


  1. The photograph and your words made me think of Steve Martin in "Parenthood." I like movies about transformation and it was a classic to see how Steve's character could finally ride the rollercoaster smiling, laughing and even taking his clenched hands off the safety bar. Great image, Cathy!!

    Congratulations to Marianne and continued prayers and thanks to God for Jimmy!!


  2. Oh, my, isn't life just like that sometimes? Congrats on the engagement in your family! How exciting is that? &:o) And best of luck to Jimmy ~ he's already won because he hasn't given up!

  3. Congrats to Marianne!And boy that's gonna be some quick wedding planning. I'm sure Jimmy will do fine the second time around. He will be less nervous and know what to expect. From what I have gathered about Jimmy he is very driven when he puts his mind to something he wants.

  4. congrats on the engagement in your family!!


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