This Week...It Took a Village

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This Week...It Took a Village

 

We had our share of cold weather this week including a night with near-freezing temperatures. What made it especially cold during the day was the overcast skies and drizzling rain.

 

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It takes a village to raise a child. Find a village. Encourage one another & open your village to others.  Unknown

 

 

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My sister-in-law (who is a saint) ended up caring for a newborn on Monday. The mother has no family with 2 toddlers under 3 who have colds and fever.

 

 

She was concerned about exposing her newborn son to this. The baby was just under a week old. My sister-in-law was best friends with the young girl’s mother (who passed away a few years ago.)

 

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So when they say it takes a village...they’re not kidding!

 

Helping others isn't a chore; it is one of the greatest gifts there is. Liya Kebede



We took dinner over one night and to give my sister-in-law a break, Larry fed the baby and held him all night. Babies love Larry. 

 

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Other members of our family have come over to give my sister-in-law a break and others are waiting their turn to help out until the baby goes back to mama. 

 

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. Audrey Hepburn

 

 

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This is what it’s all about. If you can help...you do. 



Have a glorious weekend!






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Sharon Lee
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Kathy- You all are blessed to have each other.  That is a beautiful thing.  Happy Saturday. 

Nov 16, 2019 06:58 AM #13
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Good morning Kathy. I really enjoyed this and the quotes are great: especially the Hepburn one.

Nov 16, 2019 07:23 AM #14
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Hi Kathy,
What a blessing for you and Larry to be part of such a wonderful village.  Young and old... we truly do need each other in this life, don't we? 

Nov 16, 2019 07:24 AM #15
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It does take a village. How wonderful that your family is filled with love and support. The photos make me smile. Of course babies love Larry. :) 

Nov 16, 2019 07:51 AM #16
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Will Hamm
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Hello Kathy,  I think we all need to give a helping hand to others, I know I did in more ways then one last week visiting family in Pennsylvania.

 

Nov 16, 2019 09:08 AM #17
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I'd love to have some of your rain, Kathy.  We had not a drop in October, nor has any appeared yet this month.  We have been enduring boring blue sky mid-70s temperatures for days.

Nov 16, 2019 11:02 AM #18
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CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Nov 16, 2019 11:07 AM #19
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Kathy you look like a natural with the baby in your arms.  Don't you want one of your own? 

Nov 16, 2019 01:01 PM #20
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Barbara Todaro isn't that funny. Maybe that's why babies love him. 

Wayne Martin my sister-in-law deserves the credit. She is wonderful with children. 

Michael Jacobs Audrey Hepburn was always a favorite of mine. 

Nov 16, 2019 05:02 PM #21
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faye schubert we are all so thankful for our family that we are happy to help her. She has no one that can help like this. 

Nina Hollander Many of us realize this as see how much help we need sometimes and how much help we can be to others. 

Nov 16, 2019 05:05 PM #22
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Donald Urschalitz the individual citizens here have always been willing to step up when there is a need. 

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty Thanks. She would never complain or ask for help but it's been several years since she had a newborn (her grandson) around. They certainly don't let you sleep. 

Nov 16, 2019 05:08 PM #23
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Brian England he is so cute. I can't wait to see him tomorrow before he goes back to his mom. 

Kat Palmiotti you're right. We can walk away knowing that we were able to help someone. What a wonderful feeling. 

Nov 16, 2019 05:10 PM #24
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Grant Schneider this young mother has her hands full and also is recovering from a C-section. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel Thank you. In full disclosure, neither Larry or I volunteered when diaper changing time came around. 

Nov 16, 2019 05:11 PM #25
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HI Roy Kelley and I hope that you and Chef Dolores are enjoying your weekend. 

Sharon Lee he's going back to his mom on Monday so we'll all miss him even though he's only been at my sis-in-law's a week. 

Nov 16, 2019 05:13 PM #26
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Sheila Anderson I adored Audrey Hepburn. Love just listening to her speak. 

Carol Williams you're so right. What an awful world this would be if no one stepped up to help each other. 

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD Thank you. I tried singing Baby Shark to him while I was holding him. He  wouldn't go to sleep. 

Nov 16, 2019 05:17 PM #27
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Way to go Will Hamm And I'll bet they appreciated it. 

Myrl Jeffcoat be careful what you wish for! LOL  Actually, I didn't mind the rain and it wasn't so bad that you got drenched if you were out in it. Thank you for the feature in your group. 

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George Souto Larry is more of a natural than I am with babies. I do better with toddlers.

Nov 16, 2019 05:21 PM #29
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Morning Kathy.

Our 9th great grand-kid is just over 2 months old, we'll have another one in February.  Love em all

Nov 17, 2019 12:48 AM #30
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Hi Kathy:

What a delightful and heartwarming story about people helping people!

Jeff

Nov 17, 2019 05:43 PM #31
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Sharon Tara
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That momma is very lucky to have so much help from your family. I'm sure you all feel wonderful for having done it too!

Dec 06, 2019 12:59 PM #32
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