The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom ~ Henry Ward Beecher

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.~Jessica Lange

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.~Barbara Kingsolver

"just say yes- just say there's nothing is holding you back.."

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Living, loving, believing everyday [05.13.09]

Had to share this... its just how I feel today. :) My mother is being treated for cancer, a second time... and no matter what, we're not giving up... I still believe it can be OK.... these words here sum up how I feel right now.........


" Live. And Live Well. BREATHE. Breathe in and Breathe deeply. Be PRESENT. Do not be past. Do not be future. Be now. On a crystal clear, breezy 70 degree day, roll down the windows and FEEL the wind against your skin. Feel the warmth of the sun. If you run, then allow those first few breaths on a cool Autumn day to FREEZE your lungs and do not just be alarmed, be ALIVE. Get knee-deep in a novel and LOSE track of time. If you bike, pedal HARD… and if you crash then crash well. Feel the SATISFACTION of a job well done-a paper well-written, a project thoroughly completed, a play well-performed. If you must wipe the snot from your 3-year old's nose, don't be disgusted if the Kleenex didn't catch it all… because soon he'll be wiping his own. If you've recently experienced loss, then GRIEVE. And Grieve well. At the table with friends and family, LAUGH. If you're eating and laughing at the same time, then might as well laugh until you puke. And if you eat, then SMELL. The aromas are not impediments to your day. Steak on the grill, coffee beans freshly ground, cookies in the oven. And TASTE. Taste every ounce of flavor. Taste every ounce of friendship. Taste every ounce of Life. Because-it-is-most-definitely-a-Gift." ~by; Kyle Lake, Sermon


  1. Awesome post! Man, I need to copy this and post it around my house. Live and live well. Beautiful.

  2. First let me say, that I am sending healing vibrations to your mother through her battle. She conquered it once, she can do it again.

    Secondly, that is an amazing sermon. I loved every bit of it and I too am going to print it out on pretty paper and post it up where I can read it daily. Great find, Mama!

  3. wow, thank you ladies, thank you very much :)

  4. This was so beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I was recently diagnosed with uterine cancer. So, I'm finding that I have times when I'm not sure how to feel. Just before I found out, I had made a conscious decision to REALLY live. What a confirmation to my spirit. XOXO CJ

  5. I am going to print this out and frame it. I want my children to read this and take heed, as I believe these are very important life tips. I always tell them, "If you are going to do something, do it ALL the way." This was perfect.

    Thank you for being such a beautiful soul, Jen. You are amazing and I so cherish our friendship. :)


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