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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Don't you ever grow up...

"I'd give all I have, honey 
If you could stay like that
Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, 
just stay this little
Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, 
it could stay this simple..."
-Taylor Swift 

- Never Grow Up, Taylor Swift
- Little Girl,  Jack Johnson

Monday, January 17, 2011

I have a dream today.

"I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together."
- Martin Luther King

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

To catch a dream...

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! 
Live the life you've imagined."  
-Henry David Thoreau

(sophie, grace, & emma)

to catch a dream, you first need to jump.  (why are these little ladies so much cuter than the gals in my last post?) :)
not sure what i'm in for, but i just signed up for dream lab on a whim.  had to do it.  the word dream grabbed hold of me.  feeling a little bit crazy.
last week's whim was the fiction project.  i chose the theme "in flight", as it feels as though words are in flight, fluttering about in my head.  i just hope that the words will settle a bit, for me to capture them on the pages of my moleskin journal.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

LAUGH

"Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, 
and dreams are forever." - Tinkerbell


reflecting on last year's word for the year 2010...LAUGH.  this was a day when i definitely laughed.  i'm sure the man in the cowboy boots sitting on a nearby bench observing had a good laugh too!  ...as did our kids snapping the photo! 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Words for 2011

My word for 2011 is DREAM.  some would say i'm living vicariously through my children.  lindsay lou's word is DREAM too.  grace is in the thick of writing and illustrating a book... Polly's DREAM.  
but wherever i go, DREAM, is there too.  DREAM is screaming for me to pay attention.  "do you see me?" she says.  "i'm right here.  look up.  follow me.  fly.  you can do it."
WISH is right there with her.  she says, "if WISHes were DREAMs, only LOVE would be." 
i DREAM of what i WISH to be when i grow up... an artist?... a writer?  
but really, i am living my DREAM... to be a wife and mother.  it's all i ever really wanted to be.  
and now i wonder if maybe my DREAM to be a mother was designed perfectly so  that i could guide these daughters to discover their talents and gifts so that they could be the artist and writer, or whatever they DREAM to be.
alyssa is preparing to fly from the nest in search of her DREAMs, while clutching onto childhood.
lindsay, my DREAMer, has the courage to follow her DREAMs. i long for a pinch of that courage. 
emma runs like a kite in the wind as her DREAMs  try to keep up.
amazing grace has a spirit only seen in DREAMs. it's pure.  it's child-like.  it's carefree.
me?  i'll continue to live the DREAM.   
i'll close my eyes and WISH upon a star.
i'll open my eyes and continue to DREAM.
...and what will i see? 
only LOVE will be.