Sunday, May 27, 2012

When will we realize?

I watched a show this weekend where the parents were judging, and off-putting about their children's choices in their lives.
This stuff makes me really sad.  When are we going to learn?  Why can't we make the change to Grateful?  Don't get me wrong, there are things that I'm hard on my daughter about.  She's learning expectations, but there is a way to do it without killing her Light.
Not one day goes by that I'm not grateful for a chance to be part of her Life.  Her Life path is not for me to decide, change, organize.  I have to help her learn to use the tools to build her own Life.  Its hers to build, however way she wants.
I can honestly say I will be happy so long as she is happy.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Taking a minute

After Nae's bedtime routine, I caught Trav looking at her portraits in the Living room.  I asked him what he was looking at.  "Just the difference in her features, from 2yrs, to 3, then to 4.  Now she's 5 and she looks nothing like she did at four."
These statements, between husband and wife are the ones I will cross to the Summer lands being grateful and blessed to have.
My baby Sister is in town for a visit.  We spent the day shopping for school clothes for Nae yesterday.  We had a really fun time.
After Trav's statement, I find my mind flashing back to her first year of Life and then to the present and all that she is now.  Amazing.
And she just keeps growing.
And I am beyond Grateful to be a part of it and witness the magic of what Life really is about.

Love, Light and Bright Blessings,

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Your glow

Nae: Momma What's a soul?
Me: Its right here honey.  (Pointing to her heart) 
Nae: Right here?  (Tapping her Chest)
Me: Yup, right there.  It shares the same space as your heart.
Nae: But what does it do Momma?
Me: Oh, baby.  Its what makes you glow.
Nae:  (Eyes wide, smile starting)  I glow?!
Me: Yup, you glow.  And when you smile or something makes you even happier, you glow even brighter.
Nae: Wow, that's nice Momma.  I like that.

See what I get to be around?  This kid is amazing.  Yup, its a biased opinion.  

Saturday, May 12, 2012

It will never ceases to amaze me.

  Hubby cooks on Saturday and Sunday nights.  So, I am on clean-up duty.  Tonight, I looked up from KP detail to see my daughter cuddled up on the floor next to my hubby, leaning in and giving him a kiss.
  It was in that sweet moment, on the eve of Mother's Day, that I realized how Lucky I am.  I pray to the Goddess that I never ever forget that.
  That feeling never gets old, I truly believe that it never will. 
  Quite awhile ago, I never thought I would be a Mom.  Now, I'm in Joyous tears to see my wee little family bloom and thrive.  I'm beside myself with Gratitude, that I get to be here and be a part of this.
  I've said it in a few other blogs on here, My real Mother's Day is February 24th, but on this national day of celebration, again, it all comes into focus.
  Here's wishing you, who take the time to read this little blog site, a very heart felt Happy Mother's Day!!
In the Lighted Path, sending the Brightest of Blessings,

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Brought to tears...

  Have you ever been brought to your knees in Happy tears?  I find that there have only been a handful of times this has happened to me prior to meeting my husband and having our daughter. Then, in their presence, I have been brought to that point countless of Grateful times.
  I listened to my daughter sing her lullabies to me tonight, and in her honest, loving voice.  It made my heart swell with love and brought tears to my eyes.  Welling over and falling from my face, I've done it so many times in front of her.  She just grabs me by my neck and hugs me tight.
  I'd say I have it all. 
Blessed Be- Norms

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Missing the Mark

  I keep missing Thankful Thursday.  I was about to beat myself up over it, but then I decided that helps no one.  Life has been busy lately, must be all the visitors that are making their way from the west coast to "Middle Earth" as my sister calls it. :)  And Life is happening in between the visits.  Life is Good.  So many things come to mind as far as Gratitude goes.  I could try and name all of them, but I'm sure that I'd still miss a few on top of that.
  I can say that there has not been one day this week that I've not been taken back at least once by Gratitude.  Little things and big things, its amazing, inspiring, and wonderful.  I mean that its not just the work of Gratitude I see in my Life, but in how its weaving itself around in the Lives of Family and Friends as well.
  I've come to learn this week, that that is my part of a Life of Gratitude.  I can add to my Life all I want, it will work for me in many ways.  Yet, what is a Life like this if I can't share it?  I've learned that an other part is to inspire it in others Lives, encourage it, watch it grow, water it with hope and love.  Its a beautiful thing to witness.
  For that, I am Thankful.

Love, Light,and Bright Blessings,