Wednesday, June 13, 2012
You are my sunshine,
my golden sunshine.
You make me happy,
when skies are grey.
You'll never know dear,
how much I love you.
Please don't take
Angel Daughter Number Four attended her Senior Prom last weekend. I cannot believe that we have now experienced four of these momentous occasions. I carry within my heart, memories of each one of these very beautiful days all very different while my feelings were so much the same with each one. Another step closer to graduation. Another step closer toward growth and independence. Another view of my daughters as women. Senior Prom does this. It makes you look at your child through a very grown-up lens because, well, they look so grown up in their formal dresses and suits. It can be a very sobering experience for a parent who really does not feel much older than the day that their child was born(all of us), but who is suddenly standing there wondering when their baby grew up. Sunrise, sunset...
Gratitude...(look at those shoes!)
And her favorite guy in the world.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
AD1 used computerized controls to set certain exhibits into motion during the tour. She used her special powers to strategically time it so that the shark from the movie Jaws would pop up out of the water just in time to scare the bejesus out of us. Meet Bruce. Bruce is one of the mechanical sharks that was used in the movie. When he suddenly pops up out of the water and lunges at you, he seems real. Very, very real. Fun stuff!
Life is pretty good in the Four Angel's Momma household. There have been a lot of changes, but mostly for the best. Spiritually, I am feeling much more connected these days. Interesting how that happens when we do not really expect it. Sometimes I think that we are going along, just going along, as God, our angels, the Universe, whomever, remains quietly in the background observing but not really intervening. Then suddenly, like a parent who has stepped back to allow for more independence and growth, God just knows when we need more. I needed more. I needed more from my family, my husband and my children. I needed more from myself, I needed more from some sources that I understand that I will never get it from and that is okay, but mostly, I needed more from God. And maybe, just maybe, there are times in our lives when we are too shut down or shut into ourselves to hear the subtle messages which quite possibly, are always there, sort of like the lights blinking out the word "Hollywood" in Morse code from atop the Capital Record's building, or the Whos on the tiny speck in Whoville. I really do not know. What I do know, is that I am receiving more these days, and that I am trying my very best to make sense of the blinking-light messages that I am receiving more and more of with each new passing day. My soul is open to it all.