I love a good parade. Not too many of those around, unless you're in Boston. I think I counted fourteen parades, spread out over the entire weekend through today. I forgot. There's no Irish living in West Virginia. Therefore, no leprachauns. And I forgot to dress my kindergarten boy in green. That would be considered child abuse on the east coast. I was worried all day I'd hear horror stories of all the pinches he got because he wasn't in green. Porter happened to wear a Marshall shirt (did that trigger anything? hello Amy Jo?). Cooper was saved by his green braces. Sawyer came out the door all smiles. "Sawyer, I'm so sorry I forgot about today. Did you get any pinches?" "Oh no. Don't worry Mom. Mrs. Flynn said it was against the rules, and if anybody pinched they had to write 100 times 'I will not pinch.' I mean, who wants to write that much just for a pinch? It doesn't even hurt." Thank goodness pinches don't hurt for us Moms who forget.
"We are created as much from the dust of eternity as we are from the dust of the earth. Every one of us has potential we can scarcely imagine." Joseph B. Wirthlin
“We write to taste life twice once in the moment and retrospect.” Anias Nin
Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery
When we are filled with Love, we can make a profound difference. It's what we came to do. Ardeth G. Kapp
Men are what their mothers made them. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1860
In the end, the number of prayers we say may contribute to our happiness, but the number of prayers we answer may be of even greater importance. Let us open our eyes and see the heavy hearts, notice the loneliness and despair; let us feel the silent prayers of others around us, and let us be an instrument in the hands of the Lord to answer those prayers. Dieter F. Utchdorf
I want to be the kind of Mom that would remember to get the broken Wheezy off of the shelf, fix his squeaker, and put him back in the toy box, having hope that my boys will still want to play.
11 out of 12 original astronaut corps (89%) who have walked on the moon have been an Eagle Scout