Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Actions Speak Louder Than Words


        It really is true that actions speak louder than words, and as a lover of words, this is a tough admission .

        This week, though symbolic in the highest of high realms, has offered me the opportunity to put what I want to say into action.



        The act of making a trip to Wal Mart with my husband and two grandsons to buy garden project supplies (and Blue Bell ice cream) says we are going to do things together.

        The act of buying colorful flowers for them to pot and give to their mother says your mother is special ,and she will enjoy this gift.


        The act of creating an assembly line with my oldest grandson to load plastic eggs ( that I bought at the Bluebird Circle Thrift Shop in Houston), says I respect you, and I want to complete tasks with you.  We laughed when we talked about your little brother finding the golden egg that has quarters in it.


        The act of Poor Po (my husband’s grandfather name) hanging a hummingbird feeder in your yard says look around you. There are wonderful things to see and enjoy. They are in your yard.


        And we can watch the actions of others too.  When my husband baby sat alone all day Sunday, so I could drive to Warrenton for the blog party, he was saying something to me.

        When I came back with a buffet and a hutch and a some wicker shelves in the back of the truck that afternoon, things were better left unsaid.


jamie@midcenturymania said...

Well said...and unsaid.

Julie Harward said...

LOL...that is so sweet..and so funny! Sounds like a good few days to me! Love the flowers and the good times. Come say hi :D

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Aaaaaahhhh! Too sweet!


June said...

What gifts you are giving your grandsons Laura. I love that you are saying things with actions. What a beautiful way to tell them you love them.
How lucky you are to be married to a man who knows when to say nothing at all.
I enjoyed this post so much.
Hugs, hugs, and more hugs

Simple Home said...

Loved this post, and that ending was priceless :-)

Theresa said...

Oh how sweet! I just love doing things with the grandkids! I spent an afternoon many years ago with my Niece and oldest Grandkids making scrapbooks. My Niece told me recently that it was one of her favorite memories:) Just sitting at the kitchen table, cutting pictures and commenting on them, and placing them in a book. Sweet time spent! Hugs and glad you got to go to Warrenton:) Can't wait to see your purchases. Have a blessed day dear Laura!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Time well spent with those we love is a blessing indeed! Thanks for your sweet visit -- hope you're enjoying those grands -- and my your Easter be especially blessed!

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh I never thought of looking at things that way. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing that.


Lee said...

This has been my montra for years...well said, Laura. I need to spend some time with my grand daughter.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

This is absolutely true...well done.

(But my favorite part is the end...too funny!)

Dixie said...

beautiful post Laura... and it's so true... sounds like a wonderful grandchild visit... hugs. Dixie

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post and so very true in every way.

the gypsy chick said...


It was so great to meet you also. Your blog is always so beautiful and uplifting. Yesterday afternoon I took a little break from working in my yard, and was inspired to work on a little "yucky" area under the trees. Now what to plant that the deer will not eat, and the dogs will not destroy is another issue.

I hope that you have a safe trip back to Warrenton. Would love to see what you find on this trip. :)


Nancy's Notes said...

Laura, what a special post...I have a lump in my throat. These experiences with our little ones, the best. Sharing time with them, it truly awe inspiring. The quiet silence with John, profound and beautiful. You give so much love and are so loved in return, it's evident dear friend.



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