Ludwig van Beethoven
Maria Magdalena van Beethoven, the composer's mother was married, miscarried and widowed by the time she was 18. Remarried, she confided to a friend that her marriage to the composer's father as a "chain of sorrows. "
This did not stop her from being a good mother.
Deafness did not quash maestro's gift as a composer. It was simply a hurdle that illuminates his genius and inspires us to reach further than we think possible.
Victor Perez knew the truck matched the description of a gang-banger who abducted an eight year old girl. Instructing his cousin to call 911 while he took chase is inherently dangerous. But he didn't hesitate. “It was the right thing to do.”
Fame and fortune are seductive. Dangerous liaisons when skies are troubled.
Yet, to avoid them in favor of safety or pleasure is no way to live.
When trials come, pray for courage Speak kindly the truth.
Act primarily with conviction that what you do is for the greater good.
Thank God for the opportunity to be forged into a better person.
Thank you to Gene Sasse for the link to the Victor Perez link on Dr. Laura's blog AND the imagery of darkened autumn clouds.