>For about a week leading up to Leila’s program she made sure to remind Cory and I every day that she was going to sing very loud so that Santa would come at the end. I thought this was pretty funny considering this is the 3rd year of her Christmas performance, and Santa is always there but she has never cared. This year is a different ball game. Even though we have already visited with Santa at the mall and delivered the special toy requests I think she wanted to get some more face time with the big guy.
It was so sweet to see Leila up there doing her thing, she danced and sang like she does at home, with no regard for the crowd. Of course she had to stand near her buddy Clara!
"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."