>The other day I stopped in at the Coralville library over my lunch break to pick up an item I had on hold. As I walked up to the door to one of mine and the girls’ favorite mommy day hangouts I felt a sudden pang of sadness. Maybe it is just because spring is here and there is so much more to do when the weather is nice. Maybe it’s because I am finding myself sucked into work issues that I would rather not carry around, but I am mourning the loss of my carefree mommy days lately. The site of several young moms accompanied by little cuties did not help me.
"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."