Friday, June 5, 2009

Art by Brooklynn & Mommy




This morning Brooklynn and I had fun creating. When we were almost finished, she said, "I want one to put on my wall." I got to thinking about how she had no idea what I was writing on the page and what it meant. Thank goodness. I feel guilty about how scared of life I've been lately and how cynical I might sound. I am really not these things.

And life--life's just being itself...tossing me out to sea without a buoy; making me tread water till that life boat happens upon me...And life boats always come...and harbors...there are always safe harbors.

It's as if I want to tell her now the things that I'm learning, you know? It's so easy to explain when you're in the midst of a moment and the feelings are climbing out of your heart. But then that old saying comes to mind,

"I wish I were a kid again, because bruised knees heal faster than broken hearts."

There is nothing that I need to rush to tell her. One day, she'll realize that life includes it all--love, sadness, excitement, sorrow, happiness, growth... I just pray that that big spirit of hers will embrace it all and enjoy the ride.

My daughter is a gem. She's spunky, silly, so very smart, adorable, SO outgoing, kind, compassionate, and full of love. I think of the picture/quote that we created and want to keep it forever. My husband always reminds me that things are just things and to never get attached, but that thing that we created together is something that we'll talk about one day. I hope so, anyway. That's the most important part--having someone help you sort it out when you need them.

5 comments:

Keri June 6, 2009 at 8:45 AM  

You're such a good mom...always creating something new with your kids and letting them develop those creative talents. I need to be better at that. And oh...if I could roam borders for 3 hours by myself...sounds like heaven. :)

Erin June 6, 2009 at 10:31 PM  

So beautiful.

amber johnson June 11, 2009 at 8:49 AM  

Cassie, I think I remember seeing peonies at some Lilac Garden place up by mom and dad's. You should check into it, you might be able to grow them there too. Dad would probably know. Let's talk soon, k?

b davis June 11, 2009 at 9:43 PM  

Hey Cassie! I've missed reading your posts. We just got our internet today.

You & Brooklynn are too cute. Nice bonding time.

Jeannie June 12, 2009 at 9:06 AM  

Brooklyn is so bubbly! She just takes life by the horns. You're so good at conveying things on paper. Bless you! Sounds like you're going through a difficult time. We are here for you should you EVER need us! Much Love! PS I enjoyed quilting with you last week. We really should get together more - especially now that we are the only family left in WA. :(

“You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ― Ray Bradbury
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