"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."
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Sometime when I was between 8-10 years old I picked a swimming suit out from the JC Penney Catalog. It was a bikini, and though my mom may have tried to steer me in a different direction, to a suit … Continue reading
Walking from the second restaurant of the evening, picking up some to-go nuggets for one of my picky eaters back in our D.C. hotel room I enjoyed the quiet and the people watching. As I make it to the top … Continue reading
I am really struggling. Not in a way that I can put into a clear list of what’s wrong and what needs to change, though I do have a list. I am not sure addressing the list would change anything … Continue reading
There was a time shortly after Thea was born when I clearly remember being in complete misery. There is a certain amount of misery that comes with every childbirth experience. I had that. Then I also had some nursing issues … Continue reading
Lost and Gained
Before I was about 20 I never exercised on purpose. Ever. I eventually realized working up a sweat wasn’t the worst thing and in fact, the post workout feeling was actually pretty nice. By the time I was 25 I … Continue reading
Yesterday was Mother’s day. I am one of those very lucky women who has only had positive mother figures in my life. From my own mother, to my grandmothers, mother in law and aunts. I still had one of those … Continue reading
Today was one of my favorite days of the year. I know it wasn’t April 25th – when the weather is not too hot, not too cold (:) Miss Congeniality reference) but it was pretty special. Every year I trudge … Continue reading
Cory and I have been lucky to have friends that have known us as long as we have been us, and are still some of our closest friends. We had been talking to Matt and Cindy about going to Jamaica … Continue reading
Normal is an interesting concept. For most families like mine, normal is setting an alarm so that one by one we can all get up and get ready to rush out the door for school and work. We rush through … Continue reading
I am not so much into resolutions, as I am self reflection, and the beginning of a new year is a great opportunity to reflect on where I am, where I want to be and how the last year has … Continue reading