"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."-Eleanor Roosevelt
"I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate"-George Burns
"Don't compromise yourself. YOU are all you've got."-Janis Joplin
"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them."
-Louisa May Alcott
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."-Anne Frank
"Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know."
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."-Martin Luther King Jr.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
So, Vivi is waiting to be 16. I think others are waiting for her to be 16 too. I never imagined myself being my own mother. You know the one that always tells you what you don't want to hear. Well, that's me now. I say the same things my mom used to say. "make good choices", "God knows the truth", "be a good example", "you will get butterflies in your tummy"..alot of good that did me!! I just don't want Viv to struggle as I did and do. And I also know even when you do everything right, it doesn't mean happily ever after. But you have a better shot at it.
Hey, being the mom of a teenager is NOT easy.I feel like I should kiss my mothers feet for putting up with 4 girls!I am however blessed with a sweet daughter. One who listens to me chatter away even when she does not want to. One who still likes to snuggle and give me kisses (as she text's of course). And most importantly one who comes to me for advice and "pinky promise" secrets.
I love her so much and I am very proud of the young woman that she is. I just hope her fingers don't go numb from so much texting!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
That's exactly what he said...BYE MOMMY! He woke up saying he was going to big, big, boy school. He couldn't wait to get dressed, eat breakfast, and get out of the house. Wow! I can't believe my baby will actually be somewhere else 3 days a week. He's has only been without me for 4 months out of his life and he was a baby when that happened. I know, I know, many of you might say " Get a grip he's your 4th kid, you should be an expert at this!". Well maybe, but I wasn't home with the others. I did not take care of them full time like I do Landon. This is my 1st time experiencing this.
I was fine when I took him. I did not cry. I remained strong. I guess it was the fact that I was leaving him with one of my best friends. The fact that he was so excited and happy. And the fact that he waved at me and said BYE MOMMY...just like that.
Have a great year with Ms.Alison ,Landon! I am proud of my big boy!