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Monday, September 7, 2009

WHAT WILL I BE WHEN I GROW UP?

I am joining Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday. Even though I have a mosaic in all of my posts, it sure is fun to have an excuse to do a mosaic! Thank you Mary.


I still haven't decided what I want to be when I grow up! Hey! Cut me a little slack here. I'm not 60 yet. I've got plenty of time to grow up and decide what I want to be!

As I celebrate Labor Day, knowing that there are many people in our country who are without jobs, I pray that when my grandchildren become adults, they will still have the opportunity to follow their dreams and become who and what they want to become. I'm so glad to have a day off work, and yet I know there are those who would gladly work today and every day, but are unable to find jobs. Today, as I celebrate Labor Day, I am saying a special prayer for those who are without a job; for those who are worried about keeping their homes; and for those who cannot buy groceries for their families. I'm also saying a special prayer for God's guidance for those who are attempting to lead our country through these unsure times.

Please go to Mary's beautiful blog, Little Red House , for a list of bloggers who are posting mosaics today.
(I know it's not Fall yet, but I somehow felt that leaving my summer floral header up was sort of like wearing white shoes after Labor Day, and as a "raised-in-the-South-female", I could "nevah" wear white shoes after Labor Day!)

Thanks for coming by today. Have a wonderful holiday! laurie

29 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful mosaic and wonderful message, for this Labor Day, Laurie.

Oh...I love the new banner!!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh I agree Laurie -- this morning as I was being grateful for a long weekend - the thought crossed my mind of the many people I know (and don't) who would give anything to have a job to go to today. I do pray that the blessings of meaningful work will rest upon many soon and will also rest upon our children and grandchildren.

Linda said...

What a lovely post today. As we pause to say how lucky those of us who are still working are and are able to work, we pray for those who have lost their jobs in these times or don't have the ability to find meaningful employment.
God bless you this Labor Day.

Riet said...

What a beautiful header and I love your mosaic with all the lovely little faces
Have a nice day

ellen b. said...

Happy Labor Day Laurie. I love your new fall header...very nice. What a fun idea for your mosaic for Labor Day! Have a good week...

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Laurie, your post is so relevant. I think we all need to pray at this time for everyone and our country. Have a Happy Labor Day. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great post for today! I haven't figured out what I want to be when I grow up either. :) What a cute mosiac. Hope you are have a great holiday weekend.
Love the new header. White shoes already put away, except for the walking shoes. :-)
Glenda

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

I agree with you wholeheartedly - I'm completely OVER summer, and summer gardens, etc. Bring on the crisp, cool, sweater-wearing days of autumn!

I haven't figured out what I want to be either. My kids will probably figure it out before I do.

Nice mosaic!

Sharon said...

A precious mosaic of all those sweet children and I hope like you that when they grow up they can fufill their dreams. Sharon

KBeau said...

Great Labor Day post, Laurie, and I love your new fall blog header. Headed to Arkansas tomorrow for my class reunion.

The DIY Show Off said...

So cute! :) I still have no idea either. I've narrowed it down to a top 10 list I think though.

Great mosaic and thanks for the reminder! I haven't been over to see Little Red House since I made my first mosaic (using your instructions). :)

Roeshel

Judi said...

Hi Laurie
I hope you are having a lovely holiday weekend!
Your mosaics are really something. I will have to start making some too. The pics are great.
No white shoes...hmmmmm...in spite of everything it was such a lovely weekend - weather cooperated too - and I wore my shorts and white sandals! Yikes.....and I loved it!
I am not giving innnnnnnnn....

have a great day
Judi

Anonymous said...

Laurie, I love that beautiful header, and beautiful thoughts! I agree I don't know what I want to be ,either, but I had beter hurry up since I am over 60! Love Ya! Connie

puddin07 said...

Laurie, I love that beautiful header, and the beautiful thoughts! I agree, I don't know what I want to be , either, but I had better hurry up, since I am over 60! Love Ya! Connie

Mary said...

Happy Labor Day, Laurie, and thanks for sharing your wonderful images and thoughts at Mosaic Monday. :)

xinex said...

You have the cutest grandchildren, Laurie and you create the prettiest mosaics! Happy Labor Day!....Christine

Calming Scents said...

what a neat post. I feel exactly as you...while I'm beyond thankful to God to have my job, I do think of all those who have lost theirs. And yes, I love being off of work.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Laurie,
Your comment about the white shoes after labor day made me giggle. I grew up in the upper midwest and my Mom always said that too! No white shoes, white purses, white pants etc. etc.. Your post was also so touching and true! Thank-you Laurie and I loved the grandkids in the mosaic!! Hugs, Cindy

ginny said...

Laurie, I loved the header. If more people were more childlike, then what a great world we would have! I will never grow up!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Laurie, what thoughtful sentiments. It is true when we grew up we could dream and believe anything was possible. Your mosaic is A-Dorable, such cute kids. Your a cute kid too!

Karen

Lynda said...

Laurie, your post today really hit home. My DH is looking for work...any work...and it's so disheartening to see a wonderful man with degrees in engineering, accounting, and an education certification unable to find a job. He's in his 60s...the age where companies are retiring employees...and for every job there's a dozen people hoping to be hired. We know we're not the only ones in that situation, and we do have so much to be thankful for. We certainly appreciate the prayers.

Beautiful fall header!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a lovely post Laurie. I love your mosaics. I'm still struggling with them, but have fun with them when I can find the time. Hope you had a super Labor Day Weekend.
hugs ~lynne~

salmagundi said...

I'm not sure about the growing up part, yet, either. Since we are retired, I guess it's over, whatever it was!!!! I've just had a wonderful life without working outside the home. I realize how blessed I've been, and ache for those suffering in this job market! Take care. Sally

prof en retraite said...

Hi Laurie! I hope you had a happy Labor Day! Thanks for the touching post. It is disheartening to see talented people out of work. Your grandbabies are such cuties! I love your new fall header. And, yes, I got my last good wearing of my white capris until next Memorial Day!! Happy week!...Debbie

Shelia said...

Hi Laurie! Oh, I love your sweet mosaic. Here's my advise: please, please don't grow up! I've decided I'm not going to! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathleen said...

Great mosaic and post! I figured I was grown up so I retired...and now I know what I always wanted to be!! :)

Adorable gkids..so special aren't they?? I miss mine already and they just left Sunday!
His first day of Kdgn today..I asked how was it? LONG was his reply!

susan said...

Laurie--What a great post and wonderful message! I love the pictures. And you know, I do like the part about not knowing what we want to be yet..it's never too late to reinvent ourselves..Madonna does it all the time :)

Cindy J. said...

Dear Laurie, what a wonderful post filled with your inspiring words, beautiful grand kids and oh your new header is GORGEOUS!!! Not to forget..HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I do wish you the best day with so many more wonderful years to come. Love, Cindy

SmilingSally said...

Precious grandchildren! I must admit that I hurriedly changed my purse yesterday from a summer linen to a winter black. I felt guilty because I was a few days late, and I live in Florida where you wear shorts year 'round.