Thursday, February 13, 2014

I'm chopping off all my hair

I'm getting the itch again.
And I don't quite feel like myself with long brown hair.

Short hair is so liberating.
This will be me next week :)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Dear Jack

Dear Jack,
Tonight we cuddled on the couch before bed and read two books together.  One was about a boy who got a puppy.
Afterwards, we headed to your bed where I rubbed your back and sang "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."  I said prayers and then told you a story about a girl getting a puppy named Valentine.
Then I told you I had a dog named Valentine... you slowly smiled and knew it was from my childhood.

I watched you rub your eyes and I saw an eyelash on your cheek.
I put it on my finger, told you to make a wish and blow.

You said out loud that you wished you had a puppy.  I promised you'd have one someday.

I hate to admit this, but for awhile I'd rush though our bedtime routine... I just wanted some peace and time for myself, but the older I get, the more I cherish you and our time together.  I savor the books, the looks, the stories and even the eyelashes.  

No more rushing.  No more mindless, quick reads.  I love you.  I love you to the moon and back.

Slowing down with you at bedtime has become one of my favorite times of the day... because no matter what happened, I know we'll have our time together to make everything right, and it will be slow and intentional.  I think going to bed happy, cuddled and loved is all any child wants.  I hope you have lots of memories of us at bedtime.  The books, the cuddles, the songs and the giggles.

                                                                           Love you always,

Sunday, February 2, 2014

just do it

Have you ever paused and just thought about the famous Nike slogan?

It's pretty genius.

How many times do we go round and round in our minds dreaming, planning, googling and yet we just don't DO whatever it is that we had set in our minds to.

I've come to realize I'm a dreamer.
I'm a thinker.
And lately I haven't been much of a "do-er."
And that's where I need to change.
Maybe even skip a few steps... and just jump in.
Just do it!

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