Image credit: PositivePsychologyPowers.com “Do not pray for task equal to your powers, pray for powers equal to your tasks.” ~ “Phillips Brooks I am sitting outside on our back steps. They are hard, but warm from the afternoon sun. It’s … Continue reading The journey for my powers.
“When I stand before God in the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.” Erma Bombeck Ever since I … Continue reading What would you do? A question worth asking Everytime.
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh If I could have known. If I could have planned. If … Continue reading The unexpected can become the greatest gift. Baby M turns 1!
The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present – and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future. – Audrey Hepburn I cannot be a hypocrite. I cannot say I am always perfect at … Continue reading How to be Thankful…stop, look, listen.
The value of identity of course is that so often with it comes purpose. ~Richard Grant This particular post is one I have been wanting to write for ages, but perhaps acknowledging my own insecurities and inadequacies here in writing … Continue reading My Minivan Mid-Life Identity Crisis…
“Love is not blind. Love sees what is most true.” ~ Vanna Bonta As I sit here 26 weeks pregnant today and approach each day with caution, I can feel my love for our new baby girl grow exponentially. I wait anxiously for the … Continue reading Love sees what is most true.
“The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.” ~ Norman Victor Peale As I watch the lone police man walking through the deserted streets under the too bright halogen lights, I feel … Continue reading Lost and Found on Hallowed Ground.
“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein “Maaammma” Q says as his feet pad across the hardwood floor looking for me. E gives a high pitched squeal delighted by whatever is in front of her. … Continue reading The sounds of letting go.
“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” ~ Unknown As I did a few weeks ago, I am going back for round 2 of #MondayListicles with Northwest Mommy and … Continue reading 10 things I am not-so-good at: a #MondayListicle!
“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of … Continue reading Traditions, Family and “Famous” Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.