at home with ann


Posted on: 1 July 2006

I am so sorry, normal service has resumed. Please accept my apologies, but something or other was going on yesterday that put this post on hold…. doh!

Jill, I hope it’s not too late in the weekend for you to still appreciate my grandson. Yesterday Boaz and I chatted. I understood clearly the ‘hiya’ and the ‘bye bye’ and the kisses, but nothing much in between. I still told him it was very interesting and then he refused to give the phone back to aba.

Jill, I am humbled by your post and then… oh my goodness…. then I visited Riccie. What have they put in the water in America today? It is awesome how through cyberspace I have met so many wonderful people all over the world. I am honoured to be considered a friend by so many of you and I cherish that…. our frequent chats, our emails back and forth. Everyone cares about each other and offers wise counsel and a shoulder to cry on through our hardships and our joys.

Damn the time difference, that is rather a pain in the…. neck.

Today I had my family with me… it was a lovely day, but tinged with sadness as tomorrow we shall be consecrating the tombstone for my late father who died last October. The following psalm is not usually part of the service, but Jamie asked the Rabbi if we could sing it as it was a particular favourite of my father’s. I never knew that, as it is also one I turn to for comfort. Believe it or not, I had it in the front of all my divorce papers… a very painful time for me and each time I had to open my files, it was there.

At a time of trouble the Jews always turn to G-d for help. Saying psalms is a time-honoured form of prayer and Psalm 121 is often recited at anytime and in any language.

A song of ascent. I lift up mine eyes to the mountains; from where will my help come? My help comes from the L-rd who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip; your guardian does not slumber. Indeed, Israel’s guardian never slumbers, never sleeps. The L-rd is your guardian; the L-rd is your protection at your right hand. The sun will not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The L-rd will guard you against all evil; He will guard your life. The L-rd will guard your going out and your coming in, now and forever.

I realise I am rambling, so please indulge me another little story. As you probably know Rachel went backpacking all over the world and she had to come back from Hong Kong when her grandfather died (sadly a few months later she had to come back from New Zealand when her other grandfather died, but that’s not part of the story… sorry). Anyway, back on track. I won’t go into all the religious why’s and wherefore’s but we had an open house at my brother’s home so that people could call to pay their respects to the mourners. On that day Rachel was wearing a beautiful solid silver cuff and when she got home that evening she realised it was missing and no one could find it anywhere. This week my sister-in-law was gardening and saw something glistening in the earth. It was Rachel’s bracelet. Is this spooky… just good luck… divine intervention… coincidence? What do you think?

My wishes to you all is for a happy and peaceful Sunday both in the real world and in cyberworld.



Thank you for posting my little buddy’s pictures. A day late but after reading your post I understand why. Has it been a year already Ann? I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone. This was a brautiful post. What is the saying about through sadness and sorrow comes joy and light. 🙂

Another spooky thing, or is it coincidence Jill is that the baby is due exactly 9 months after my father died… altho I know a pregnancy is actually 40 weeks and Bridgitte must have barely been pregnant… they also say something as one life passes another is born.

lotsa luv ann xxxxxx

I think your father is present in your life in some very important ways, and I’m glad of it. I’m very close to my father, and I can’t imagine losing him – at any age. It’s nice to think that, even if fate separates our physical forms, I’ll be able to keep him close beside me, as you have with your own dad.

Blessings to you, sweetheart. I hope the ceremony does justice to your dear father’s memory.

Wow, Ann…I’m inclined to believe in a little ‘Divine Intervention’ here…
Where do you find the time to do all that you do, Ann? My weekend is now complete, thanks to little Boaz. Although, after reading your post, it would certainly be understandable if we would have had to miss seeing him this week. Blessings to you and your family, Ann. Yall remain in my prayers.

::waves to Boaz::

I’m sure he was voicing his opinion on the latest activity on the VDO blogs… or something like that 😉

Suddenly I want to break out in “Praise You in the Storm” by Casting Crowns. It has the first part of that Psalm in it. Maybe I’ll post it later 🙂

Boaz, my honey!! Thanks for posting his adorable mug again, Ann!

Ann: Time to update. 🙂

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