Circle of Life



This week, I had the wonderful opportunity to witness the circle of life.  I was invited by a volunteer for the Turtle Patrol Coastal Wildlife Club to watch a mother give birth to a clutch of 75 -150 eggs.  Manasota Key is a nesting ground for the Loggerhead Sea turtles.

From eggs, to hatchlings, to adults their lives are in danger of becoming extinct. The club helps to preserve their existence by making the public aware of their nesting sites.

By having this opportunity to witness such a miracle I was reminded just how precious life is.

My grandmother passed away this week.  Our family was planning a birthday party in November to celebrate her 100th birthday.  Upon her passing she gave me a gift. My daughter called me for the first time in 8 years, and we had a long and meaningful conversation.

Whether we live a moment, a week, a month, or 100 years; our life is always in danger of becoming extinct.

Take time to love and honor the miracle of your life, you are not guaranteed how long your circle will last.

“It’s the circle of life

And it moves us all

Through despair and hope

Through love and faith”


A Celebration

My first Indonesian Birthday party.IMG_4507[1]

I felt very blessed to have been invited to share in the celebration of Dewi’s 19th birthday.

We shared a prayer blessing, we shared food and we shared laughs! My contribution was introducing the game of Charades. I think one of my absolute favorite things to share with someone is a laugh!

We had plenty of those.

The one thing we all have in common is that we watch movies.  That being said, we stayed with movie titles.  Their acting skills are much better than mine:)

See if you can guess this one. The answer is below the video clip.

Jurassic Park