Tuesday, December 30, 2008


                   I am always trying 
                  to capture a picture that makes, you say 


           Or just laugh,

                 Or just Smile
          Or cry ( a "good" cry )


These pictures
make me feel 
truely blessed
Beyond measure.....................

Monday, December 29, 2008

A Light and a Sparkle

This Christmas my 16 month old 
Grand Daughter lit up my home
brighter than any strand of lights 
any where on earth with 
as we celebrated the 
Birth of the Christ child,  JESUS. 
Christmas really sparkles 
through the eyes of a child. 
My whole family experienced 
"Tidings of Great JOY!"
Thankyou Jesus

Monday, November 24, 2008

Another Year Of Being Cute Together...

Today marks a portal of time 
for My Husband Bill and I,,, 
today we have been married 35 years.
The cards we exchange are always an important part of the day for us. For the past few years we have both
looked for the
"cute" cards, 
with the 
Children Kissing. 
I found one this year to, 
but I also found one that
expressed some things 
after 35 years, that I felt, 
so I bought them both. We don't give gifts to each other, after 35 years we have given, all the cool stuff, and all we could afford, so we agree all we really want is a day of Love. 
Another Ahhwww!
would like to share 
what we wrote to 
each other I hope 
and pray that it 
touch's your heart, 
and you are inspired 
to withstand the storms 
of life and grab onto a little bit of heaven on earth by simply experiencing an unconditional love that 
Bill and I have found. 
I hope you enjoy these pictures of 
" My Man", 
and the "Boy" 
I saw at a teen club dance in 1969, he was the guitar player in the band, I picked him out and I wanted to meet him. Little did I know he had picked me out too, 
and God put us together. Forever.... 

My 4 ever Mona,
Our Lord Jesus meant for us to be together before we entered time. I have been the most happiest man since I met you. I know I don't say it enough, but I Love you, I will always Love you and we will be together forever.
                All My Love, Your 4 ever Bill
My Bill,
The first time I saw you... you made me Dizzy-and I surrendered my heart and soul. With all I know... God must have arranged our marriage. (35 years today) The years that have followed have gently blessed us with a love so immense it is eternal. I love you more than you will ever know. You are the poem of my Life. Your the
Masterpiece I longed to paint. Because of your 
smile you have made my life more beautiful. 
Because of you... I have exquisite moments of 
tenderness. Because of you... My life has been fulfilled with moments of Joy! 
Because of you... we have a lifetime of days 
filled with ordinary miracles. 
Because of you... My life has been filled with a rare dazzling and priceless Love. You are my Gift of Time...
Time IS...
To slow for those who wait 
To swift for those who fear
To long for those who grieve
To short for those who rejoice        
but for those who Love...               
Time is Eternity                          
I am blessed to have spent time with you. 
I'm over-joyed to have you as My One and Only. 
Because of You... 
My Heart has Love
Us, Two, We
Always and Forever
Your Mona
I know its mushy stuff, but,,,, I pray you are bless with a little mush in your life, too.
For God "SO" loved.... he gave His Only Son.( John 3:16 )

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Silent Love

         Us + Two = Wee little one
 Wrapped in Love

Saturday, October 25, 2008

What's in a name?

Do you have one of those name's ? 
You think to yourself ?
What were my parents thinking?
I don't. 
I know what my Mother was thinking.
And my Daddy honored my Mother,
by agreeing with her desire.
I like my name.
But even more I like the reason 
I have been blessed with my name.

Here I am Mona Fay:

Here is Mona Fay 
and her Mommy Rita Gay,
(yes our name's rhyme) 
Sleeping in my mother's heart,
she knew a name that was a part of her
before she ever held me in her arms.
I don't know the moment she decided
I would become a child swaddled with 
a name that would be me for eternity,
here I was, unlike any other,
like two who Mother loved.
And who I have come to love.

This is my Mother with her two sisters
Ramona, and Sondra Fay.

This is My Aunt Mona 
with me as a baby in her lap, 
and my cousin Judy a little girl.

This is my Mother 
and My Aunt Sondra Fay 
when they were Little Girls
This is two Lady's I Love 
My name sake
My Aunt Mona 
My Aunt Sondra Fay.
Now that I am grown; 
I Thank you for the precious gift
Of a beautiful name;
I will be a part of you both for eternity;
through the endearing love you
share with my Mother 
who looked into my eye's
called me
 Mona Fay

Friday, October 24, 2008

We have love between us

 This needs no explanation

Thursday, October 23, 2008

This is what I love today

Admonish the young women to love their husbands,
 to love their children.
Titus 2:4

This is what I love today
I Love my Husband,
I love my Children,
I love my home,
I love the sprinkle of colors 
God puts in every season,
I love it when I laugh 
and someone is laughing with me,
I love to hear 
the heavenly voices of my children,
I love God 
for answering my prayer to be a mother,
I love my children, 
they are everything I prayed for,
I love my children exactly the way they are 
there is nothing about them 
I would ever change,
 I love to get a surprising squeeze 
from my husband,
I love it when my husband looks into my eyes,
I love that little bit of heaven I feel 
when I look back into his, 
I love to talk to Jesus and ask for a miracle,
I love it when a prayer is answered, 
I love to sing,
especially when I know the words to the song,
 I love the memories of my mother's hands,
I love how her touch comforts me,
I love my mother's eye's, 
I love the way they glisten 
with approval of my life,
I love my mother's smile,
I love that her smile is a surrender 
to a happiness we share,
I love that my life 
made a smile come onto her face,
I love holding my grand baby,
I love the way it feels 
when my grand baby and I embrace, 
I love the feeling 
of being gently toughed by an angel 
when my grand baby falls to sleep in my arms.
I love the tears that fill my eyes 
when I feel the blessing of being loved, 
I love hugs,
I love kisses, 
I love that I don't know 
what tomorrow will bring,
I love knowing through Jesus 
I will have eternal love.

I love my husband  
I love my children
I love my mother (daddy too)
I love my grand baby's embrace

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Why? moms work at home

WHY? do I call this blog " moms work at home".       
{ I call it the Art of Living now, but, this is why I first chose "Moms work at Home"}
 WHEN I became a "Stay At Home Mom" the day I had my first child, our little sweetpea, baby Daughter. 
And I loved it, I thought I had the greatest most important and most wonderful job in the world. But like most married couples short on cash,,, after my Daughter was old enough to tell me how we would conduct our day at around two and a half years old, I thought she could handle being away from me for eight 'short' hours a day and would welcome the companionship of other toddlers her own age to converse with, and most especially to manage their day. So I conducted THE search 
for THE GREATEST, day care center and arranged for my Mother to care for her first Grand daughter one day a week and then I went back to work as a Dental Hygienist. AAAAggghhhh, from day ONE I cried, our baby girl cried and I think my husband even cried. But... we endured about TWO whole months of this "adjustment". Then one night, sitting across the dinner table eating again at 7:00pm, another terrible cooked meal, with dishes piled high from the previous nights terrible meal, with both of us hungry for something "good" to eat again, listening to our beautiful baby girl, of two and a half (who could talk as well as a Six year old), pleading and  reasoning with us asking us not to send her to day care we called, "Play School" anymore. My husband said the most lovely words I think he has ever said to me that night at the dinner table, " I what you to quit work". Oh, talk about tears,,, he went on to say " he didn't care if we ever had a new car, (which we never did, only nice used ones), or if we never had a house, (we were living in a very nice custom ordered; temporarily while we saved money; mobile home)". Today we live in a beautiful 5 bedroom 3 and a half bath beautiful home on a private lake. But... I did QUIT! working outside the home. 

We soon had another sweet sunflower baby Girl, and then another wonderful, non stop lovable, baby boy. And I never got in a car and dropped off any of my babies at a "Play School" again. Now, I know not everyone can afford this luxury and some who could, will make a choice not to be a  "Stay At Home Mom" (today labeled SAHM). But, I chose to be at home, and praise be to Jesus, I had that choice to make. I did earn some money, in small ways to help out where ever I could. I'm an Artist so I painted on tee shirts and sold them. I'm a seamstress so I sewed and gave lessons though a material shop, for smocking and French Hand Sewing. There were other various jobs I got paid for, while staying home with my children, until they were all in school. Before I knew it our beautiful baby sweetpea was graduating high school and heading for college. With our other two not far behind her. Then as an Artist, a get up and go to work job found me, when a Private School open near us and they needed an Art teacher. I when to work as that Art teacher to help with the college expenses. As rewarding as it was, Nine years later,,, I QUIT! Again,,, and I'm now a " Stay At Home Mom", Again,,, Though my Children are not living at our home and my husband and I have the "empty nest", I'm still a Mom, Mamma as my kids have always called me. Once a Mother always a Mother. I had some plans when I quit teaching to do some "grown-up art since I taught First through twelfth grade children's art for all those years. I planned to start making and to sell my grown-up art right away. But guess what? I became a Grand Mother. Now a year later I'm still planning that Grown-up Art. It just didn't seem as important as Rocking my beautiful "little" sweetpea Grand Daughter, who lives five hours away,
so that's quite a way to go to do that Rocking,,, and
holding,,, and kissing,,, and now that she's a year old I can chase her and swing her. So, I guess I'll get to "work" as soon as I can. That's one reason I have started this Blog,,, I'm planning on Working at sharing a life time of "Working at Home as a Mom" with other "Moms who work at home".  And getting paid with hugs and kisses. 

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