Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patty's Day!
Life's not about waiting for the storms to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain."~Vivian Greene

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Burn Baby Burn...

So Friday the property 1/4 of a mile from my home caught on fire. If you know anything about Florida this is quite normal during this season. We are dry! Very dry this year due to very little rain and an abnormally cold/ freezing winter. Often these fires are started by lightning or a cigarette that has been tossed. Either way it makes for an enormous amount of smoke and flames. The winds can cause them to spread very quickly and become very dangerous. Once they are done burning the area is black and charred . Then within a few days fresh green, bright green sprigs of grass start to emerge. Within a matter of weeks the area is greener and far more lush than it was before.
As I watched the firemen finish rolling up their hoses it made me think. Wow, this is kind of like life. My life anyway. Some of my trials and tribulations are self inflicted, some caused by others (like the toss of a cigarette) and some just natural occurrences (like lightening). Whatever I go through and when I'm going through it, it is a blaze. It's all I think about, it's all I can see, and all I can feel. Then when it's over.... I bloom again, stronger, and better than before.

Photos courtesy of ABC News 40 Channel 7

Thursday, March 5, 2009

We Are All Children...Even Though Most Of Us Have Forgotten!

I Love My Kids! I sometimes question my actions as a mother. Doesn't every parent? I've always been a "tell it like it is" type person. I've made no exceptions with that trait when it comes to mothering.
I know my children are wise... I know my children are loving... I know my children have morals... I know my children are beautiful and unique. My prayer is to continue to inspire them and remind them that in this life- They were were not made to "fit in", they were "Born to Stand Out!"

A child learns, by wiggling skills through their fingers and their toes, into themselves. By soaking up habits and attitudes of those around them, by pushing and pulling their own world. A child learns more through trial than error, more through pleasure than pain, more through experience than suggestion and telling, and more through suggestion than direction. A child learns through affection, through love, through patience, through understanding, through belonging, through doing and through being. Day by day the child comes to know a little bit of what you know, a little bit more of what you think they understand. That which you dream and believe are in truth what is becoming that child. As you perceive dully or clearly, as you think fuzzily or sharply, as you believe foolishly or wisely, as you dream drably or goldenly, as you bear false witness or tell the truth, thus a child learns.
We need to tell our children they have a choice to become either lovers or losers. For to miss love is to miss life.
Thornton Wilder says, "There is a land of the living and a land of the dead, and the bridge is love. The only survival and the only meaning."
God is love


Fun at the beach

St. Anthony's

St. Anthony's
Brooke, Aubrey & Cricket

I'm Tryin!

I'm Tryin!
You've Come Along Way Baby.

St Anthony's

St Anthony's
Go Paulser!