You've seen those play sets in McDonald's right? The ones covered in sweat, hamburger grease and laughter. I took Lilliana to
burn off as much freaking energy as possible play for awhile, after she ate her Happy Meal, of course, and realized something. She's fearless, beautifully unafraid of tackling something far out of reach.
The other kids watched in envy, as she crawled effortlessly through the wobbly contraptions, gasping and pointing at the brave girl high above.
"You try," said one mother.
"Noooo," the boy said. "Too scary."
"But the little girl's doing it," she said. The boy continued shaking his head, his eyes bulging at my princess who sang the whole way through.
She had no fear, never once thought about falling, never once took a shaky breath and never once doubted herself. She's taught me so much already, but this time, it stuck. With 9:59 REWIND in good hands (amazing hands), the clock's stopped; time feels frozen and I've been kind of out of it, waiting for answers. But watching my baby conquer the jungle gym like a pro, life flooded my veins. I saw everything I want to be: confident, strong, self-assured...so I've decided I will be.
We all get lost in the doubt, in the waiting at times. But never lose sight of the big picture, of the little girl breezing past the other kids, of that feeling you get in your gut when you know you're headed in the right direction...
Because you never know. It might lead you to your dreams.
Thanks to my new bffness, T.J. Carson, I've been TAGGED. Oh, and consider yourself lucky getting a little feel-up action on a MONDAY! *gasp*
So here is how the game is played. There are 5 questions and you must answer each question 5 times and then TAG 5 people to play. So here goes my 5...
Question 1: Where were you 5 years ago?
-Holding a guitar like it was my air
-Hangin' with the likes of Flyleaf and such
-Figuring out if my husband was going to be my husband
-Super skinny (and thought I was a whale)
-Life of the effing party
Question 2: Where would you like to be 5 years from now?
-Writing for a living
-Mommy to more offspring
-Super skinny (and not think I'm a whale)
-Life of the effing party
Question 3: What is (was) your to-do list today?
-Play with offspring
-Help offspring nap (pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease)
Question 4: What 5 snacks do you enjoy?
-Nutella and graham crackers
-Homemade brand Cookies and Cream ice cream
-Laughing Cow cheese with Ritz
-Apple and peanut butter
Question 5: What 5 things would you do if you were a billionaire?
-Adopt a troubled teen (like in the Blind Side)... :/
-Buy the hubs's beloved drum set back (he sold them so we could go on vacation last year)
-Get a headstone for my father
-Secure my offspring's future with a PHAT trust
-Pay everyone back whoever helped us when things were tough
TAG Sheri Larsen
TAG Dianne Salerni
TAG Carolyn V.
TAG Tammy Gallant
TAG Matthew Rush
OH, help me get to 100 and get an extra entry in the soon to be announced CONTEST...
P.S. Follower dedication to be in tomorrow's special post. You can still email a picture (anything special to you, or means something to you) before 7pm EST to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in the finished product...
P.P.S. If you're feeling lucky, head over to Cleverly Inked's page and enter the massive contest HERE