The soul is healed

Grady with "Uncle" Paul at Turner Field, Atlanta, August 16, 2014

Grady with “Uncle” Paul at Turner Field, Atlanta, August 16, 2014

“The soul is healed by being with children.”Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.”Carl Sandburg

What a difference one short year makes in the life of a baby!  When I compare the photo above to the one posted one year ago today, which was taken less than a year earlier than this one, it amazes me how much growth happens so quickly.

For more than a year now, Grady has been shining brightly among our reasons not to give up hope.  Whether he’s feeling pensive, happy, funny, grouchy or rowdy, he is always interesting to be with.  We are so thankful for his healing presence!

Who are your favorite children?  Whoever and wherever they are, I hope you are able to spend as much time as possible with them.  They heal the soul in unique ways, and remind us that no matter what happens, life does go on.

One year ago today:

The simplest toy

This post was first published seven years ago today. The original post, comments and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below. These links to related posts, and their thumbnail photos, do not appear in the blog feed; they are only visible when viewing the individual posts by clicking on each one. I have no idea why, nor do I know how they choose the related posts. That’s just the way WordPress does things.


  1. Such a sweet blog Julia!

    • Thank you, Connie! I owe you a letter. I hope you and your loved ones are doing well. I’m so glad you are here online with us!

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