Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Good Work Son!

Bryant Graduated!
Yesterday I watched as my
big boy graduated.
It made me cry.
Just a little.

Dear Bryant,
You amaze me. I am proud of who you are and excited to see what you will become. I know you will do great things and be a driving force for good in your family and in the world. I love you and am glad to call you mine.
CoRi dAwN

Saturday, May 19, 2012

I do love my boots

I love cowboy boots.
They make me happy.

So today,
I put on mine!
I needed them.

Today I was asked to take some photos
of an annual race held here
in our community.

I was happy willing to do it.
But then I woke up to thunder, I could hear the rain and knew I was going to freeze.
I was then less than willing.
And, I was right!
It was super wet and very cold.

So I was there, taking pictures in the rain, in my boots.
Everyone else was wearing running shoes and looking all athletic and such.
But not me,
I was looking way cool
feeling way strong.
Cause I had on my pink cowboy boots.

Dear Pink Cowboy Boots,
You give me strength. Thanks! I needed it today.
CoRi dAwN

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Time to play in the dirt!

It's past Mother's Day
so that means it's planting time.
I do so enjoy playing in the dirt.
It makes me happy.
But what makes me even happier
is when my kids enjoy the dirt with me.
And with each other.

Dear Jarret, Alyson, and Emilee,
You guys make me laugh! Thanks for playing with me.
CoRi dAwN

Monday, May 14, 2012

What a lovely Mother's Day!

Many Mother's Days I am reminded of how much better I could be. My best is not THE best and I am painfully reminded of that on Mother's Day and I often feel like a huge failure.

However yesterday I tried not to care.

Yesterday I tried to not focus on my mothering and I tried to focus on the mothering I receive. I have some very amazing mothers in life! And I love them!

From these amazing women, who are my mothers, I have learned:
to love.
to work really hard.
to endure.
to be faithful.
to enjoy my kids.
to laugh....hard.
so hard you wet your pants.
and to love Jesus.

Dear Teresa, Dinie, Doris, and Marita,
Thank you for your mothering. If ever you had a Mother's Day where you felt like a failure know this... To me you are NOT! To me you are amazing and I love you.
CoRi dAwN