“I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you” ~ Ben Folds Since it’s nighttime and I just put my precious E & Q down to sleep, I want to say thank you to everyone who visited us today and for those who did and felt moved by “Welcome to Holland,” here is what I think E would have said to me before she went to sleep. Thank you for this HUGE boost today for me and my family but also for everyone else that has been to Holland through their children, parents or … Continue reading From a Little One’s Perspective…Even When They Can’t Talk…They Love You.
“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” … Continue reading Finding Strength in being Happy in Holland when I wanted to go to Italy.
“May you find serenity and tranquility in a world you may not always understand. May the pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced … Continue reading It only takes a nugget of inspiration to change your whole day.
“From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.” ~ Dr. Seuss As I have mentioned before, since I was a child and even now, I am a fairly serious person. I am a paradox in my own mind, in that I love love love to laugh, yet I have found myself battoning down the hatches when often others are so freely laughing. I cannot exactly say why this is, other than I have always shouldered a great deal of responsibility in my life and therefore never felt the same light-heartedness that others around me so clearly … Continue reading What I learned from Justin Bieber, a dancing monkey, Elmo and Godzilla.
The most decisive actions of our life… are most often unconsidered actions. ~André Gide, The Counterfeiters, 1926 So this morning when I woke up, I my instincts told me this day had the chance to be a doozy of a day. First, while for the past nearly 18 months (actually longer since I couldn’t sleep when I was pregnant either, so make that 2.5 years!) I have woken up several times a night, but, since I haven’t been feeling well, I had been exhausted and sleeping much harder than normal for the past 2 nights (no I am not pregnant). So perhaps, … Continue reading If your instincts are talking to you, stop and listen…it’s rude not to.
“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. ~ Helen Keller I had not planned to post today, but this morning when I woke up, I felt a moment of gratitude and thought about how many lessons I am learning each day from everyone here and in my daily life. I then lay in my bed and wondered what I would learn today (thanks to KSP who did EVERYTHING to get the twins ready this morning (in full transparency this may have contributed to my ability to recognize my moment), thanks babe!)…In the spirit of my … Continue reading A Quiet Reminder for Today – Keep learning.
“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. ~ M. Scott Peck I first must say, I am so happy to writing this post tonight (this will seem very strange once you get to the subject matter, but the writing part is what brings me the joy, not the topic). As you may have guessed, I took yesterday … Continue reading A journey toward Happiness…well, mostly.
You know that saying, that when God closes a door he opens a window, well, sometimes out of nowhere he’ll do you one better and he’ll kick a whole wall down. ~Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, Glee Ok, so maybe it’s a little cheesy (I actually like Glee, but KSP subscribes to Dave Grohl’s position on the show), but I can’t help it because this is exactly how I feel about today. Today is April 6, a big day for us as it is the adjusted birthday of the babies, they are officially 15 months and this time … Continue reading A Question of… Fate? Yes, I think it is.
“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.” ~ Washington Irving Thank goodness for Washington Irving, at least now I don’t feel so silly for crying constantly the past 2 days! I loved this quote because you can feel the words in the deep place in your soul where when you read something it reverberates off the page back at you and says, yes, you are right, hold on to these words. I continue to be … Continue reading A Playlist for Faith, Love, and Being Just as You Are…