"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: Leila
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
We have been reading chapter books to Leila at night for a while now. After suffering through eighteen books worth of Junie B. Jones and her bad grammar, I am finally getting to relive my own childhood favorites through Beverly … Continue reading
In the grocery store tonight the girls and I were hanging out in the toilet paper aisle waiting for Cory to pick out beer from the cooler. Leila points to a toilet paper package with two happy bears playing outside … Continue reading
Watching them play together never gets old.
I honestly look forward to Leila’s birthday all year. For me, it marks not only another wonderful year of being a mom, but it also marks the beginning of spring and is twice the celebration as we have both Leila … Continue reading
I wanted to do something special to mark the big event of a 5th birthday, and a tea party seemed to be the perfect way to have a small celebration without breaking the bank. I purchased little tea cup and … Continue reading
>I couldn’t forget to post this gem…do you think she is excited for Christmas?
>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 … Continue reading