Saturday, September 8, 2012

Hands...

Hands tell a lot...

I love this picture (that was texted to me by Elizabeth last week) of my Mother-Margaret and her great granddaughter, Anna (full name - Anna Margaret)....
Mother is painting little Anna's nails.
How precious is that?

So I've been thinking of preciousness tonight....
Did you know that my profile pic (on the right - in the sidebar) is of me and little Anna Margaret when she was just a baby.

She has always been precious.
Since day one.
Here she is on day one...
... in the arms (and hands) of her great grandmother.

 Here is Anna Margaret in the arms (and hands) of her beautiful mommy, Elizabeth...
(This is one of my most favorite pictures in the whole world.)

Kind of along that line...
I was reminded of the wonder of arms and hands when I saw some pictures this week of the Paralympics.


And there was the news item this past week that Germany finally (after 50 years) apologized for the drug Thalidomide that was prescribed for pregnant women suffering from morning sickness.
It turned out it had HORRIBLE effects on the 'embryos' (babies)....

Like this....


I worked at a camp in the early seventies for disabled children and we had a couple of Thalidomide children.
Prior to that I had so taken for granted my hands and my arms...


Let's not take our hands for granted. And our arms.

(I started this post with the idea of precious Anna and her precious great-grandmother being together... then I thought of hands (which that first picture brought to mind), then I thought of, well, HANDS AND ARMS..... and how I so often take mine for granted.

So that's where I ended up on this blog post.

[This blog is good for me. ... in so many ways.]


3 comments:

Bailey Jo said...

Great post!!

We've been watching a lot of the paralympics over here because they're doing a lot of coverage with it being in London and all... in fact, many British people are upset at how the rest of the world seems to not care about the paralympics because no one else was really broadcasting them at the time that they were happening. I don't think the US will be showing any of the events till next week, and they actually ended this weekend.

Kind of sad that the regular olympics get a lot of attention, but the paralympics, which seem even MORE remarkable (in my opinion) don't really get that same advantage.

Nancy said...

Great comment, Bailey Jo.
Super, in fact.

Laura said...

Those are precious pictures!