"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."
Category Archives: Family
Of course lots of things have happened lately, nothing eventful but the kind of moments that you hope you remember for a long time, just because the every day fun of a day spent with family is remarkable and ordinary … Continue reading
>This morning I was enjoying my family, and preparing lunch for my even bigger family with the Dixie Chicks as my soundtrack. This is one of my favorite songs, from probably my favorite album ever, and it puts the happy … Continue reading
>I am a lucky aunt for sure. I have been for about 2 and a half years now, and I just got a little luckier. I now have another beautiful niece, one who reminds me an awful lot of my … Continue reading
>A Success at Trying
>Let me first preface this post by warning you that this is not a story of success. Not in the Hollywood sense of the word. There are a several things that I won’t do. They can pretty much be summed … Continue reading
>The Howard/Coobs/Smith family decided to start the new year off right this year. We spent last Sunday preparing a meal for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Iowa City. We had a pretty good experience, it was … Continue reading
>Leila’s First Christmas
>Just a quick update to put down some thoughts about Leila’s First Christmas…Everything went really well. Leila did great considering that she was low on sleep and high on activity! Christmas Eve both mine and Cory’s families came over for … Continue reading
>Grandpa Ed’s Birthday Party
>Saturday afternoon we celebrated Grandpa Ed’s 70th birthday at Biaggi’s in Cedar Rapids. Leila had sent out an invitation to all of her Aunts and Uncles on Cory’s side of the family and we had reserved a private room in … Continue reading
>Well, we are back at work from the long weekend. I have a lot to do to get back in the swing of things, but I figured I would take a few minutes to post an update. We packed up … Continue reading