at home with ann


Posted on: 13 July 2006

I am overcome with love joy and happiness and my heart is overflowing.

In Judaism there are blessings for simply everything. We acknowledge our dependence on G-d for all things and there are special benedictions to meet every occasion, from witnessing the wonders of nature, for every food we eat, from hearing good news, bad news, buying new clothes, fragrances, seeing beauty or ugliness, the list is endless.

There is one very special blessing for those who escape serious danger arising from an illness or a hazardous voyage, particularly escaping from a car accident; Jill, I am thinking of you, and from the dangers and risks of childbirth. It is known as Birchat HaGomel and translates as follows:

“Blessed art thou, O L-rd our G-d, King of the universe, who doest good unto the undeserving, and who has also rendered all good unto me.”


Friends have invited me to spend the weekend with them at their cottage in the beautiful surroundings of the Cotswolds and we are promised wonderful weather too. Can’t be bad! Will be back Sunday evening. Maybe by then Jon & Bridgitte will have agreed on Baby Girl Raven’s name.


Wishing you all a safe and happy weekend, free of any dangers, and Shabbat Shalom.

lotsa luv….. ann…… xxxxxx



PS: The latest instalment of mrsbg is out


20 Responses to "AAAAAAAAAH!"

So beautiful, and a blessing indeed! See you next week!

What wonderful photographs. Ann, I bet you’re itching to be with them. I know I would be.

She is beautiful and the picture of my Boaz kissing her makes me want to cry tears of joy. Mazel Tov. ๐Ÿ™‚

What a gorgeous family….my heart melted at Boaz kissing his baby sister. I’ll bet he’s going to be a fantastic big brother and she will absolutely adore him.

Have a wonderful time in the Cotswolds, Ann!! XOXOXO


Have fun on “holiday”!

Blessings to you all – and what a beautiful family. God keep them safe!

Oh, she is beautiful Ann! What a blessing for your family… And I see Boaz is already being a sweet big brother!

Have a great weekend and bless you and yours!

what a joyful group of people! Their happiness pours from the page as do my good wishes back to them and you.

She’s just beautiful Ann!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Ann, how precious! You are blessed with such a beautiful family! Have a wonderful time visiting with your friend *hugs*

Simply gorgeous!!!!

I hope you’ll get us some pics of that beautiful place, hon! **Hint, Hint**



Boaz looks like he’s going to be a great big brother ๐Ÿ™‚

Made me go all soppy,seeing him kiss the baby.Thank you so much for sharing.

Eliza xxxxxx

She’s just lovely, Ann. I know you are all so proud! Boaz is so sweet with her, I agree that picture just melts your heart. May God bless and keep them all safe and well.

Looks like Boaz has some competition in the cute department. Loved the pic of him kissing the baby.

Oh how beautiful Ann! She is precious & Boaz looks so sweet!

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh how sweet!!! I’m so glad they chose to have another child. They have the prettiest children! Let us know when they name her ๐Ÿ™‚

btw I hope they are safe in Israel right now.

thank you all so much for your good wishes and kind thoughts… I am truly overwhelmed.

lotsa luv ann xxxxx

Ann, your family is beautiful. I wish them all the best. They remain in my prayers during this exciting time in their lives. I also continue to pray for their safety with all that is happening in Israel at this time.

aww isn’t she cute

I can’t wait to hear more about this new baby! I pray that the family is in a safe area, and that the Holy Lands will somehow find peace once more… *hugs and love*

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