Saturday, September 2, 2017

Celebrate This Week!

Join us each weekend for Celebrate This Week with Ruth Ayres.

When we pause to celebrate, we find the joy.
Discover. Play. Build. 

   A week filled with moments to celebrate and remember.

I'm celebrating a trip to Fred Meyer with Jack because he can now sit up in the shopping cart, and Grandma's getting braver about going places with this young man.  We love our once a week trips to Grandma and Grandpa's house.  This young man and his Grandpa love walking together, playing together, and dancing together.  Who am I kidding?  They love BEING together.

I'm celebrating this pic of Teddy 
in his chair (a birthday present)
with his best friend, Pup Pup.

I'm celebrating the publication of Ruth's new book.  I've ordered mine and can't wait to read it and share it with my teacher friends. 
I love these words from Ruth's post:
"I wrote it in the thick of the mess of life. I wrote it when things were too hard. I wrote it when I didn't have time...

Because this story matters...
Because we have the power to heal children from hard places...
Because educators might be the last hope for healing...
Because we can turn darkness to light."

I'm celebrating Ruth who encourages me to write and look for the celebrations, who reminds me that we can turn darkness to light.  I figure if Ruth can write in the thick of the mess of life, when things are too hard, and when she doesn't have time, then so can I!

I'm celebrating the goodness of so many in Houston and around the world.  We lived there for eleven years and have spent the past week checking on many dear friends.  I'm grateful for the people who are caring for the displaced.  Please take the time to donate to one of the many organizations who are caring for those who have lost so much.
It's one way we can help turn darkness to light!


  1. All wonderful celebrations, Ramona. Ruth's book is going to be so helpful to many teachers, parents, older students, too. If I know before that you had lived in Houston, I'd forgotten. Of course this week must have touched you deeply. It is so awful, and yes, I've given in several places. I will watch to see what can be done for schools, too. I have several connections there, and they are okay, though one, while safe herself, had her apartment flooded.

  2. Love the pictures and the celebration of Ruth's book. I'm off to order mine. I have a fair number of kiddos that fit this and Ruth's words will bolster my efforts to help them along the way.

  3. Oh Ramona I can't believe how much they have grown! The devastation in Texas sure makes me count my blessings. Have a great Labir Day Weekend!

  4. Look at those smiles! So adorable!
    Ruth is inspiring! So true!
    It is heart-warming to hear of the people helping people in Texas.

  5. And now you gave me my Teddy and Jack fix for the week, Ramona...
    I can't wait until Sierra can sit up on her own. She rolled over right in front of the video feed this week and my daughter was so excited that she shared it with family. I look forward to reading Ruth's book so thanks for giving us your advertising pitch.

  6. Those children are so incredibly precious. :) I too am thankful that Ruth is inspiring us all to turn the darkness to light. Have a wonderful week.