The day awakens, stretching out coral and lavender chasing out the darkness and stars.

Java fills the air and we place our feet to the floor, responding to its inviting lure.  Pitter pat of little feet running down the hall comes too early, but early morning hugs are the sweetest.

A tug of war begins for the two year old to say ROLL TIDE, while the other side of the room tries overriding by yelling L-S-U!!

Laughter erupts as the two year old grabs his blanky and leaves the room away from the obnoxious adults.

Family vacation with three generations is crowded, tense at times, but full of memories that will set the example for the younger ones to live by when they have children of their own.

Writing to you today from the beach, covered in laughter, crying babies, sand and the best part of the summer.

Unless the Lord builds the house,

its builders labor in vain.

Unless the Lord watches over the city,

the watchmen stand guard in vain.

In vain you rise early

and stay up late,

toiling for food to eat—

for he grants sleep to those he loves.

Sons are a heritage from the Lord,

children a reward from him.

Like arrows in the hands of a warrior

are sons born in one’s youth.

Blessed is the man

whose quiver is full of them.

They will not be put to shame

when they contend with their enemies in the gate.  Psalms 127

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Diane W. Bailey is the founder of The Consilium – an online community of wisdom and purpose for women over 45 years of age. She is a published author. Her books include String of Pearls – From Tears to Treasure, and 30 Days To A Better Stepfamily. She creates her own line of precious metals bracelets. Diane lives in the Deep South with her husband Doc. Together they have created a stepfamily, each having two stepchildren and two birth children, and share three grandchildren, one black lab named Charlie and one long haired tabby cat named Lil Girl. Diane’s passion is to encourage women to be all God has created them to be by pressing past fear and daring to live life as an adventure. Some of her life adventures include traveling to Israel, speaking, entrepreneurship and backyard farming with Doc. She loves Gumbo, fried shrimp and seeing all sunsets across water.

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