Thursday, May 31, 2012

I Got Nothing Folks

My boys graduated from middle school today. For ONCE I am at a loss for words. I'm feeling sad and proud. I hope to put it into words soon... 




Friday, May 25, 2012

After a day full of grown up business, I went and laid in the middle of a field and started taking pictures. I laid on my back and took pics of the sky. I rolled on my tummy and took shots of the grass. It's just plain necessary at times to disconnect with the hustle and bustle of the world wide web, and plug into the actual world (Earth).

Reflecting on nature often times gives me revelation concerning life circumstances. Staring into the clouds, sometimes I am a child again who imagines and visualizes castles, dragons, and marshmallow puffs. In those moments I am carefree and open to a creative flow that we grownups rarely operate in anymore. Other times, I am just a woman who stares in awe at the wonders and beauty that was fashioned at the hand of God. In those moments a sense of humbleness and gratitude keep me grounded. Those feelings ultimately ignite a desire in me to be a better person and live my best life.








Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Truth In Love

Sleepless nights and restless days
Words and deeds that are lacking in praise
Try as I might, I don't always get it right
But what we have is THE TRUTH, so for it I will fight
In other areas of life I may compromise
But this loving connection is my ultimate prize
So willfully, with pride I will press on
Our love story will remain long after we're gone

Love eternal....never give up...never let go.....


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Looking Inward

People come and go in life 
When one that lifted you higher and brought illumination is no longer
Remember the thoughts and feelings you expressed came from within 
Those around us are merely influences
Expressions of inspiration are borne from the soul

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Irony

I had a great conversation with my best friend today about how you can track success and failure throughout generations of families. We referred to them as generational blessings/curses. Often times a family is known for accomplishments or failures that are passed on for many years.

The context of our conversation came full circle this evening. Today marks the 25th anniversary of my mother in law's death. I never had the pleasure of meeting her. But she is definitely a cornerstone in the minds of her children, and their conversation.

From what I understand. Norma was a loving soul who never let a child in need stay that way. She used her influence and her resources to take care of those who were suffering. This mother of five was a spiritually devout woman of great faith. She did her best to impart a sense of entrepreneurship and independence in them all.

She taught her four son's to cook and clean and take care of themselves as good as, if not better than any woman ever could so that "They could get married IF they wanted to. Not because they needed to." She taught her daughter (now a prison warden) leadership and independence for many of the same reasons.

Little did her children know that breast cancer would rip her from their lives during their teenage years. Little did they know that all of those life lessons would have to be put to use as they were thrust into adulthood prematurely. But those lessons have stuck with them.

This evening 25 years later. Norma's son who migrated from a third world country to "The Land of Opportunity" stepped on a field as business owner and entrepreneur. He started the first competitive team based in his city, and lead them to a victory solidifying their winning season and qualifying them for league playoffs. In addition, it was her grandson that pulled the team into the lead with an amazing eleventh hour goal. I am happy and blessed to be connected to the generational blessings I see being poured out on this family.

My life...even better than fiction :)

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

In Search of Inspiration

It's been a super stressful week. I decided to go outside and find some beauty and inspiration. I'm feeling better now. I hope you enjoy the pictures. XOX