Tuesday, April 27, 2010

In the Spotlight...

Because she'd never miss the chance to be on stage, Emma was in a fundraiser fashion show that her school had.  It was reported to me from backstage that Emma was heard saying, "Oh, there's a ton of people out there?  Yay!  Even better!".  If I didn't know that she never left me in the hospital after she was born, I would swear she was switched at birth.  There is a video of this but Adam was having some formatting issues.  We'll hopefully have that soon

Monday, April 12, 2010


Spring Break has come to an end :(.  But what a wonderful week it was.  Nonna and Pawpaw came for Easter, our friend Matt visited and we made a little overnight trip to meet up with our friends Jay and Sarah Jane.  Yesterday, we finished Spring vacation off with mommy and me pedicures for Emma and me.

When I walked by Emma's room last night, on my way to bed, she had slipped an envelope under her door with this note inside. 

  I probably should have been a little concerned but, since this is the kid that normally sets her own alarm clock because she's so excited to go to school the next day, I was secretly, a little thrilled that she knew she was going to miss me.   She got up without a problem this morning and went out the door with a happy kiss. I've come to think that the note was more about her wanting to show me that I'm still the most important person in her life.  For the benefit of my heart.   So, one day when you read this Emma, thank you for being careful with my heart.  It's hard for me to have it walking around on the outside of me. 

We needed that time together.  We did some fun activities.  But, I think we can owe the credit of such a wonderful week, to taking time to rest and just be together.  I miss her.  I miss being the person that spends the most time with her.  The world needs her and she needs the world.  But, every now and then, I like to hide her away for me.   And in the future, I plan to assert that right as a mother and do it more often. 

And maybe, when a rainy day comes along, I'll catch up on all my pictures.  But, a computer and sunlight isn't a great combination and for now, we'll be quenching our thirst for sun.  And, so the count down to summer vacation begins!



Wednesday, April 07, 2010

What Tiger Should have said...

And if you ask me personally, I'll give you the non-edited version. Because I'm telling you, this one is prettied up A LOT!!!

So here it goes: What Tiger should have said, "It's none of your freakin business you self-centered people who think even my sex life revolves around you. I am so sorry that you didn't get the "celebrities don't make good role models" memo when Brittany Spears lost her ever lovin mind and led all of our tweens down the road to being lunatic bimbos. Maybe you should stop trying to give the role that is rightfully yours to someone who doesn't even know your child. The only concern you should have about my life is whether or not I can still swing the golf club. And if you haven't noticed, I can. So, keep your eye on the ball.

Apologies only to my wife and children and the God that I may never know because you've made it so very clear that He would never accept me".

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Mary Did You Know?

I guess it's not surprising that in the story of Jesus, I identify with Mary the most. Imagining the pain of a mother. I think she did know.. The fear of the future, of the responsibility, the weight of a life filled with such bittersweetness, of such joy and sorrow that was placed on a her, still being much of a child herself. Be still my heart.