Monday, May 9, 2016

Tribute to my Mother-in-law

I wanted to wish my Mother-in-law, who I never met, happy Mother's Day. I am sad I never got to meet you l, but I am so very, very grateful for you! 
You are the wonderful mother of the love of my life, your Danny boy. Thank you for caring and nurturing him and leading him in his faith and his heart. Thank you for teaching him about unconditional and unselfish love and how to be a great person, husband and dad. 
Thank you for the wonderful family of siblings you have shared with me. Through them, I feel your love and support. Through them, I know how much you smile and laugh at our own kids, your grandchildren. 
Even though we never met, I hear the words of wisdom you gave. As I go back to grad school, I am given a stamp of approval from you as I'm told how you valued your nursing degree. I look at how wonderful all your children are and listen to their stories of you to help me navigate through motherhood.
So, while I never met you here, I feel like I have. Your are so beautiful and wonderful and have left such a tremendous legacy here. Someday I'll meet you and hug you and thank you. Until then, happy Mother's Day sweet angel mom. I and we all love you.

Monday, April 11, 2016

I read this today and thought it beautifully describes anyone who creates, whether it be music, art, or literature. Sometimes, when we analyze things, we often give life to more than the artist started with...but that's okay...and, it is indicative of the genius of a work:
“The artist is a servant who is willing to be a birthgiver…each work of art, whether it is a work of great genius, or something very small, comes to the artist and says, ‘Here I am. Enflesh me. Give birth to me."
- Madeline L’Engle