"We are not put on this earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are always there for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you.
-- Jeff Warner
"What I want to say to you is that sometimes life catches you by surprise and you feel unequipped to handle what it brings you, but every bit of life you've lived before that moment equips you to live through it. That's what I would give to you."
-Fanni Victoria Green-Lemons (talking to her daughter)
If there is any secret to this life I live, this is it: the sound of what cannot be seen sings within everything that can, there is nothing more to it than that.
"The most important thing she'd learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one."
This year we tried something new and had a joint party for the birthday buddies Leila and Sawyer. I was thankful to have the party at Andrea’s, since we had moved into the apartment only a week before and we closed on the house the day before the party. It went really well, the kids had a great time and I can’t even describe to you how I felt seeing Leila arrive at Andrea’s for the party, in her special new outfit that she picked out. She was so excited and happy, my cup run-nth over!
All week she asked who would be at her party and she told us that she was going to invite all of her aunts and uncles, the girl loves her family.
We are planning to take her bowling as a birthday bonus with a few of her friends, but things have been pretty hectic lately so we will see when that happens.