Sunday, August 22, 2010

"Letting Go"

My son will move out in 10 days, and I wonder if I can truley let go.
He has been with me for almost 20 years now, and I am reminded of this poem I have had for forever (authour unknown). It gives me strenght to know that he has all the tools I have given him to manage life on his own. I will always be here for him, but I know that this is part of being a parent.... letting go. I love you George!

I can't protect you any more.
I can't make your hurt go away.
I tell you I love you and show you I care.
I try to help out when things don't seem fair.

But my power as a mother goes only so far.
I can't always reach the places you are.
I want to be close like we were before,
But you want to move on -- to discover what's more.

When you were a baby, I'd hold you tight,
And keep you forever within my sight.
I could satisfy your every need,
It was an easy time for us indeed.

And when you were a toddler and scraped your knee,
You'd hold out your arms and run to me.
I'd kiss where it hurt and make it feel fine.
A hug and a kiss worked every time.

I was always the one you turned to then.
I wish it could be like that again.
But now when you're sad you turn away,
And I don't know what words to say.

You're my little boy, but you're growing up fast.
I feel you slipping from my grasp.
I want to hold on, but I know it's time
For me to let go of this child of mine.

I long to protect you, to shield you from pain.
But I have to remind myself time and again,
That you have to experience life on your own,
While I stand back and leave you alone.

I try to be there when the going gets tough.
Sometimes growing up can be so rough.
But I also feel proud of the person you are.
I know that you're strong and that you'll go far.

I realize it's time to start letting go.
I've taught you so much of the things that I know.
As you step forward, I'll take two steps back.
It's not easy for me, but I'll soon get the knack.

I'm letting go, but I'll never be far.
You can always reach me, wherever you are.
I watch you proudly as you start on your way.
My love goes with you as we start a new day.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Silence is wonderful.....

"Not merely an absence of noise, Real Silence begins when a reasonable being withdraws from the noise in order to find peace and order in his inner sanctuary."
Peter Minard

I have been trying to live by this quote I came across a few days ago.

It gives me peace to know that I can control the noise around me.....
I can choose to engage in it.....
or I can choose to ignore it.

My eldest son has been horrid to me this past month, and I have realized that the only way I can fight back is to remain silent. When he starts berating me, or accusing me of being a horrible mother; I try to block him out and find peace within myself to continue being the positive person I am. One day I know that he will mature and realize that what he had was wonderful. One day he will wake up and apologize for being who he is right now.

But whatever happens, I know that I will find inner peace by refusing to listen to the noise!



Saturday, July 31, 2010

Promise Yourself

Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature you meet.
To give so much time to improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word, but in great deeds.
To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side, so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

- Christian D. Larson

I read this today and thought it was beautiful and wanted to share it with you.
If we could all live by this philosophy, wouldn't life be grand?

Happy July 31st... wherever you are!



Saturday, July 10, 2010

you are....

This is so true!
I have to agree that we are what we create, whether that be
happiness or sadness
war or peace
chaos or calmness
agrivation or acceptance
intolerance or tolerance

I once read that
"You can only control 5% of what happens in your life,
and the other 95% is how you react to it".

Saying this, the first does hold true ... you are what you create!

So create something beautiful today!


Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Today as I was going through my favorite inspirational blogs, I discovered that I want to start my own "Random Musings" and publish these next year!
I have never thought I had a lot to say, but guess what? I do!!!

I am going to dedicate this site to my two boys, George Andrew and Stuart Allan!
I love both of them dearly, and wouldn't trade them for the world!
(most days anyways!).

Here I am going to answer many questions I have; leave some answers to some questions my boys have; and just generally random muse!!

Enjoy the journey! I know I am!!!