Day 1818: Children

Almost exactly three years ago, I published another post titled “Children.”    ‘Tis the season, I suppose, for visions of children to dance in my head.

Also, I saw this yesterday:


Are visions of children dancing in my other photos from yesterday?







That’s my only child, Aaron. When I was a child, I was told it was not advisable for me to have children because of my very unusual heart.   I doubt that outdated advice is in this book …


….which my child and I saw yesterday at a local library.

Children are good for a happy, healthy heart. So is music like this:

Thanks to all the children and adults who helped me create today’s post and — of course! — to YOU.

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31 thoughts on “Day 1818: Children

  1. Those drawings are very sweet

  2. I am so glad you and your so-well-grown child spent some precious time at your local library, Ann.

  3. JoHanna Massey

    Such a wonderful photo/essay Ann. The children’s artwork is so joyful and I am filled with happy to see you and Aaron sharing this holiday season. Merry Christmas to you and may the forthcoming year be an excellent one- XOX JoHanna

  4. I am so glad that Aaron helped make your heart happier and healthier by coming home.

  5. I’ll bet you’re glad that you didn’t take that childhood advice, Ann. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  6. Children are good for heart, mind and body health! Sending you warm and loving wishes to a holiday season spent surrounded by love, joy and laughter Much love to you this joyous holiday season Ann! Merry Christmas! ❤

  7. Merry Christmas Ann!!

  8. Definitely a time for children

  9. my inner child
    smiles at your
    caring heart, Ann 🙂

  10. When I was a child I saw The Nutcracker Suite without fully understanding the story, but, like many things we experience as children, it affected me. It left me with a lifelong appreciation of great music, and how talented performers can take something great and make it new while keeping to the original spirit.

  11. A touching article today Ann. My dear friends, Martin and Jacqui, have two children Finn (10), and Niamh(6), I won’t every have grand-children of my own, thus I more than love them dearly. This year for Christmas I gave Finn, Colleen’s (ChatterMaster) gorgeous book “When I Was Little”, I’m sure he’ll be more than pleased …..

  12. Wonderful to see Aaron home with you Ann! Enjoy!

  13. I hope you have a great time with your son Ann!

  14. Children are amazing they bring joy to so many of us along with frustration and such

  15. Wonderful blog as ever, Ann! Loved the Sugar Plum Pentatonix!

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