Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I read this quote today and it made so much sense to me! We often walk blindly through life and I have written about this more than once. Beauty is all around us, on a dark day, a beautiful day, a rainy day even. It also reminded me of a picture I took a while back. Check out this beauty!

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Eyes are truly a window to the soul! Intense, yet soft, loving but also piercing.

What have you seen lately that made you appreciate the beauty around you?

The Legacy I’ll Leave My Children

My LegacyIt was my daughters 11th birthday last Saturday and it didn’t hit me until today, when I read a post about leaving your legacy by the lovely ladies from Ask Ajna, how fast time has gone by. It feels like it was yesterday (yes, so much cliché) when I found out I was pregnant, gave birth 9 months later and even when she took her first steps. While it feels like yesterday, it has been 11 years and in those 11 years we have been through ups and downs in life. We have moved more than once and across continents too! We have been through deployments, divorce and the mental illness of family members. We have been through thick and thin and today it hit me. We are past half of her childhood and I feel like I missed most of it.

She is a gifted child, is in the gifted program at school and tested Continue reading The Legacy I’ll Leave My Children

Beautiful Instruments Play Notes Right to the Heart

This beauty was used to play Ave Maria at the last wedding I was fortunate enough to photograph. A single instrument and wonderful person was all it took to silence a whole church initially. Within a minute most (including myself) had tears in their eyes.

Music speaks to the soul, it makes you feel more than words ever could.

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I write, You write, We all write

Have you written lately? If not it's time to make time.
Have you written lately?

We may write but do we have anything of quality or interest to say?

Not always, but I don’t think that matters and here is why:
Most of the writing I have been doing over the past year was for work. I have severely neglected to post on my blog and website because I have been so busy writing for my job that at the end of the day, I didn’t want to sit down and write anymore. I want what I write to have meaning, to have an impact on at least one person who reads my thoughts.

I am a dreamer, a thinker Continue reading I write, You write, We all write