On the nights that I am really tired, I will ask Leila if she wants to read to me, instead of me reading to her. I hadn’t really given it much thought until recently, but that is pretty impressive. She starts kindergarten next week (Unbelievable!) and last night she read this entire page to me, from a book that she is not familiar with, without hesitation and at nearly the same clip that I would expect out of an adult. The very last line of the page she asked for help with the word “landing,” but words like “Through” and “might” did not phase her.
"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."