Sunday, May 31, 2009

God's Art

God doesn't even need a color wheel!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Dreams of Music

I talk about dreams all the time and how we should follow our hearts. I really want this for my kids too.

I have a child who lives to sing. Ellie sings all the time, she has been singing since she could barely talk. At age 2 she amazed everyone at her birthday party by jumping up and singing "Man, I feel like a woman" in the middle of the room.

Now, she wants to sing. She has asked me to find her places to sing. She doesn't care about any of the details...she just wants me to work it out, then take her to the stage to sing. There is no fear there at all. The problem with this is...I have NO idea what to do. I know I was raised in Nashville but I never looked for places to sing. I know that you should never dish out money to a talent agency because they should get paid if the singer gets paid.

I had decided after talking with my friend Kim and some others, that I would wait until she is older because I didn't want her to get her feelings hurt but after watching her sing yesterday with the crappy sound equipment at the elem school, I realized this is her passion. She can be grumpy and then start singing and she will glow. The fact that she has found this at such an early age is a gift and she is great with no fear.

So, here I sit. Wondering what the heck to do. I really think she needs to keep singing. It has been a very difficult year for her and music works better than her adhd meds. I am going to keep encouraging and try to find some places for her to sing even though I am clueless.LOL

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Yay, Cara, Ellie and Emma!!

Cara's teacher said "Cara is starting to BELIEVE in her abilites"....yay...moving on to first grade with CONFIDENCE...Ellie is graduating 6th grade with a talent show tomorrow...woohoo...and sweet Emma is moving on to 3rd grade....Great Job sisters!!! I am so proud of you!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Follow Dreams

I painted this angel for Cara's kindergarten teacher Joye Weaver. This is her last year to teach Kindergarten. After 40 years of teaching, Mrs. Weaver is going to open up her own Montessori School. It has been a dream of hers for years.

What a great example she is for us!!! She is in her early 60's and her dream is coming true. The school will be open soon.

One of my favorite quotes is "it is never too late to be what we might have been"...

Congratulations to Mrs. Weaver!!! You have been a great teacher to Cara!!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

We Remember on Memorial Day

We remember everyone who gave their lives so we can be free....Thank You

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Dream Big

If you look at this painting closely, you will see it is an abstract of an
angel releasing a butterfly.
If you were the butterfly in the picture and God was releasing you to be
or do anything you wanted, what would that be?
Maybe we should all think about that because that is what is happening. We all should take the time to figure out what we feel we are MEANT to do and then find a way to do it, even if it has to be part-time to start!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Happy Graduation Girls!!

I have two friends who have kids that have graduated from high school. I was talking today with my friend Christy whose daughter is one of the girls, I said "tell her I said to aim high"...

I think girls really need to know that the sky is the limit for them. There is no reason they should have to settle for a job they hate. Life it too short and they are at the point in their lives where they can CHOOSE what to do.

So, think about the things you are truly passionate about and keep learning about it. Listen to your heart, it will lead you. God will show you the way you should go. It will be a fun and amazing journey.

This is just my way of saying "don't settle for less than you deserve" because there is no reason too!!!

God put a path in your heart when you were born and you will shine when you find out what that is.

Cori, I have never met you but I know you will do great. You are beautiful and smart.

Olivia, I have known you since you were born and I know you already know what you want to do. Have a great trip to Africa, you will learn much!!! You have grown into a beautiful young woman.
In this pic, my friend since we were 4 years old, Leigh Ann and her daughter Olivia who just graduated. :)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Walk Towards the Peace :)

run towards the sun
you can feel the light
the way is there
for you if you
just make the
first move and
take the step
the path will be
the one that
feels peaceful
we always
know if we
pay attention

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Farrah Fawcett

I have been blown away by Farrah Fawcett. I never thought I would say that. I have never been one to pay any attention at all to female "sex symbols" they always seemed so weak to me to have to use sex to sell when really it is what is inside us that matters, but I realize now I was being judgemental because I have not travelled their personal paths, I will not judge anymore because of one woman....Farrah.

I watched the documentary the other night on Farrah. She allowed a friend to record her journey with having anal cancer. She was so brave to take on this disease and become the face of anal cancer when so many people couldn't even say the words. She was filmed vomiting and weak....she did this to bring awareness for a need for more cancer research and the need to talk about a disease that isn't talked about too much.

I am proud of her. I am praying for her and watching her has changed me for the better! No longer will I judge women for being "sex symbols", it might not be my path but I don't know their hearts, we all have reasons we do what we do. She has proven to be stronger than I could ever be and she has helped millions in the process.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Bloom Where You Are

So many times I have let depression get the best of me. I have talked myself into thinking "well, I am not perfect and how could I possibly help anyone else". This is not true. If we wait until we are perfect to give to others then we will NEVER get there. There is no perfect person but each of us are blessed with our own unique gifts. When we use these gifts in a positive way to help others, we really can't go wrong. So, please don't listen to negativity. Follow the path, you will get there and others will be blessed by the sharing of your journey.

This little tulip is short but I see a lesson when I look at it. The tulip didn't wait until it was the perfect height to bloom, it bloomed when it was ready. The bloom is beautiful! Everyone has a gift that will bloom, don't wait until you are "perfect" be confident and bloom where you are!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

From Ellie

Dear Mommy,

I love you! Thank you for being there when I am down. You always cheer me up, even when I am EXTREMELY mad at you. Just remember I will always love you.

Love Ellie

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!!!

One of my favorite memories of my mom is riding in the car on
the way to see her parents. It was about an hour drive and she would sing with me. She would sing a little song about chewing Juicy Fruit gum. I loved it. I have so many fun little memories of my mother. She has always been crafty and amusing. :)
I have always known without a doubt that my mother loved me and would always be there for me. She is fun and very funny. I am so glad my kids can enjoy her and love her.
Thank you Mima for being the best Mother!!
I love you bunches

From Emma

Here is my Mother's Day card from Emma:

Your are the best

You're always by my side

You do not like spiders

You like to go to Chilli's

You like to look good

You like to paint pictures

I love you Mom!

Sweet, I love hand made cards the best!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Sweet Thoughts

Kids can be so kind and so real that it brings tears to my eyes. Cara brought me some weeds from the yard and put them in a cup.........she brought me sunshine!

This week was teacher appreciation week at school. We had cupcakes ready for the teachers but Ellie took the time to write each one of her teachers a "thank you" note. She did this without anyone telling her to do so.

All adults could learn so much from children. Children follow their hearts without hesitation. Let's all look at pretty yellow weeds as flowers!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Giving Angel

This angel is for my friend Christy Collier who sends a card
for every single holiday and any other event!! Christy is so thoughtful and I hope she loves her angel. :)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Going Forward

Life will propel you forward

just trust God will give

you all you need

resisting by digging your

heels in the sand

only causes stress

trust and ride out

the journey

and reap the


Friday, May 1, 2009

Feeling Better

Everyday is a blessing

and should be

treated as such

we are blessed to


we are blessed to


we are blessed to


I am feeling much better. Things are looking up. I feel very grateful to be healthy, very grateful to be able to share with others....finally, a corner is turned on the path out of depression.