Aww…Monday’s Music Moves Me


A couple of years ago my wife had this portrait of Lucy painted and gave it to me as a birthday present. It is incredible and you can see the soul of the pup in the eyes. Lucy will be four years old in December and she is the source of endless joy around the house.

Happy Fall Y’all!!!

Recently my wife went into Autumn decorating mode and filled the house with vignettes of fall color. Here are a few examples.

Door Wreath
Porch Vignette
Dining Table
Kitchen Island
Dining Table Center Piece

If you think these are good, just wait until she puts her Santa’s helper hat on for Christmas. Have a blessed week.

Monday’s Music Moves Me

The theme this week at 4M is songs honoring National Neighbor Day or Sons Day. I will skip the obvious Mr. Rogers, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” and move on to other subjects. I am an only child so I wouldn’t know anything about being the Seventh Son.

While “son” is not in the title, a brother is a son. The lyrics speak to where we would do well to be as a nation, thinking more of one another than ourselves. My fellow man…”He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother.”

I remarked that I am an only child…an only son. I know that my parents loved me with a special love because I was their only offspring. My mother wrote letters to congressmen, pleading not to send me to Vietnam because I was her only blood relative. It was to no avail and I served my country in Southeast Asia. I can only imagine the agony that God Himself suffered when His only Son was crucified by an angry mob, thinking they had put an end to the teachings of Christ. But on the third day, the stone rolled back from the tomb and God the Father spoke to His Son and said, “Arise My Love”.

22 thoughts on “Aww…Monday’s Music Moves Me

  1. Miss Lucy is a beautiful girl. I know how these painting are so special. I have one too of our precious Little Bit a few months before she went to the bridge. That painting is now more special than ever.

    You wife did a fabulous job in decorating for fall. Wow. She’s a natural.

    Thank you for your service.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a blessed Awww Monday and week. 🙂

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  2. Beautiful, realistic portrait, and yes, your wife definitely (I’ve seen some of the other decorations she’s put out on your blog) has the decorating talent. I noticed that one crocheted – pumpkin? (reminds me I have two glass pumpkins I need to put out.) I haven’t heard “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” in a long, long time. It’s a beautiful song and we need these thoughts so much now.

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  3. XmasDolly

    And today is also “Happy National Son’s Day” to you! I just said the same to my wonderful, wonderful son. He’s such a great kid and I’m so proud of him too! Anyway, I loved your second tune. It really touched my heart. Thank you for sharing! Have a great day my friend, and thanks for playing along with us once again! You’re duh best! 🙂 Stay healthy, be safe, and don’t forget that mask when you go out! hugs

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  4. Your wife did a beautiful job filling your home with the colors of fall. It’s fun to decorate for the changing seasons. I’m looking forward to my first cup of hot chocolate which might come sometime this week with the nightly lows getting into the low 40s. That seems earlier than usual for us, too.

    I’m sure your mother was heartbroken that you got orders to go to Vietnam. I have three uncles who served. They came back safely physically but mentally it scared them for years. One uncle was where they sprayed Agent Orange. He’s suffered with poor health ever since and as the years go by, it seems to decline further. God knows every bit what your mother felt for you. Hopefully in those days of that you were away, He placed in her peace that you were in His care. I can’t imagine. I remember our son speaking of wanting to go into the service. It made my heart ache. As things turned out, he didn’t go down that path. I enjoyed your mewsic choices. “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” is a beautiful song and I really loved the introduction to “Arise My Love” filling my soul with worship & praise this morning. Have a boogietastic week. Stay safe and be well, my friend!

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  5. There really weren’t very many places in Vietnam that weren’t sprayed with agent orange. I was fortunate to come home physically and mentally unscathed. My military service is one of those things that I wouldn’t take a million dollars for the experience, but I wouldn’t give you fifty cents to do it again.



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