"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: Tricia’s Thoughts
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
>Another blogger that I read asked her audience to fill her in on what changed for them and their life in 2010. I have been thinking about this for a few days, trying to decide what had changed, not in … 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
>There is something quite humbling about having your love handles pinched by a body fat measuring device, manned by a perfectly toned personal trainer. But, much like how I never imagined that I would allow myself to lay in a … Continue reading
>I mentioned to Cory this morning that if not for the icky colds that our girls have developed, today would have been a good day to make a rare appearance in church. He encouraged me to go by myself and … Continue reading
>I really need this shirt. Don’t you? This site has lots of great stuff that I am eyeing! http://www.raygunsite.com
>I try not to talk politics too much on here, or in real life for that matter. I hate being disappointed by humanity, and politics inevitable disappoint. I don’t like either party very much, and I don’t particularly care about … Continue reading
> Leila started out the night with no interest in going up to a strangers door and asking for candy. My Dad and I followed behind while Cory and Andrea led the kids up to the first driveway. I assured … Continue reading
>I was in a leadership training session all day today (yawn) and the icebreaker question that the instructor asked was, “If you weren’t working here, what would your ideal job be?” This is always such a depressing thing for me … Continue reading