The holidays are the most wonderful time of year. So much excitement all around us and family friends become nearer. Favorite food dishes are made. Eating Cookies and drinking hot-coco for those breezy cold nights. This makes the holidays all warm and cozy. Around this time of year, you look back on the year you've had and appreciate those life moments. Whether good or bad, its a reflection on how you will do things differently for the upcoming year or maybe just keep things the same because it works. Whatever it may be that brings bring the holidays closer to your heart, remember to share the heart of the holidays with people and loved ones around you. It's so easy to forget to say thank you during the year or even give a helping hand to those in need. Let this be the holiday where you spread holiday cheer to all. Say thank you to one another. It doesn't have to be for a certain reason at all. Say it just because that person is who they are for you at that moment in time. Colors Of A Girl will start given back today and many more days to come after. Our hearts are open and full of love!
There was a time when I wasn't aware of how serve cancer can be. I was uneducated and never spoke the words cancer. Until one day it knocked on my door. It knocked hard where there was no option to keep the door closed. I wasn't ready. I was unprepared. What was I suppose to do? Surprisingly the knock wasn't for me. It was for my mom. I couldn't understand why. Why this was happening to her? Why was she chosen? I said every prayer and started to read tones of books to understand what breast cancer meant for my mom. With all the cons that were told, it was hard to see the pros. She showed a fear that I have never seen before. At the same time she should courage that no one could believe. She might not have woken up the next day, but yet she woke up ready to fight. At that moment I said to myself, its time to hit the battlefield. We will win this war. I will stand for her. The fight is hard but when I looked at her fighting for her life, I realized I had the easy part. I prepared with ever inch of my body and soul. I pulled out all my inner strength to pull her through. I watched her body be abused and mistreated as the chemo ate her alive. Not wanting to eat or drink, my body , my heart , and my mind became tired. Almost 2 years of war became a lifetime of gratefulness. Against All Odds 14 years and counting we made it out the battlefield. I say we because as long as we know one person thats been affected, then that means it affects all of us. For my mom , my friends, and my neighbor I stand and fight with you!
Fall is near and all the kids are getting ready for the holiday joy to begin. Starting with Halloween. I am ready to see all the bright faces in their best costumes ever. Although Halloween can be a spooky occasion , I try to find fun ways to turn the spookiness into creativeness. Creating a cute costume instead of a scary costume is a start. Carve some pumpkins , dress up, set on the couch and watching a good old fashion movie just adds a level of happiness for our children, Yes, everyone does love a good scary movie but some of us also enjoy a good laugh. With my bats, spider-webs, witch hats and cute little kitten, I plan to make this halloween something my kids can remember and my little one will think Halloween is not that bad after all.
Your babies are going back to school. As my girls started back school this week, I wondered what type of year will they have? Will they get enough rest to be their best? Or will my little one be a nervous reck because this is her first year in a school without her older sister? Either way I want them to have the best year every. To help with that I set a little ground rules. It's not like I didn't have rules before, but this year I made some changes. Here are two that I've added:
1. Bedtime- it use to be 8pm but now its 7pm. Enough rest equals a fictional kid
2. NO TV- my kids love tv but during the week its all about their school work.
Everyone has something or someone special in their life. There comes a time when you question yourself about your life. Are you doing things right? Will you ever succeed? Will you ever overcome the hard times? As these questions flow through your mind, remember those moments in life when we did overcome the heavy weight on our hearts and mind. You did what you thought was wrong right. Most importantly we remind ourselves we can do it again. Yesterday as I watch my daughter start a new chapter in her life ,I couldn't help but say," when I thought I wasn't doing right in my life, looking at her at That Moment all that was done was impressionably prefect".
What moments do you hold on to?
Having two daughters, I wake up every morning asking myself how can I make today different for them than yesterday? What lessons will they be taught today? This morning was no different as my little one said to me while she watched me get dress, she said," Mommy I want to be just like you". She is only 6 and it sounds so sweet but the reality is I don't want her to be just like me. I want her to be so much more. I want to set the example but I want her to play her own role in life. I'm living my life being me and as she continues to grow I want her to be her. Let's redefine what mini me means. Let's teach our children that the path we set for them is just that. We as parents set this path so they can lead their own way. Let's not say things like, the way mommy does it or mommy likes it like this. Let them be their own rainbow. Let them find their own inner path to the person they want to become and us as parents just be the guide. Today my daughters are no longer my mini me. They are My Incredibly Noble,Influential, Meaningful, Enchanted part of the mother I am.
Tell me what mini me means to you!
Keeping what matters most to me brings me so much joy and loving memories. It doesn't have to be something old to be just as important. I love to see even my own two girls hold on to that special doll or drawing that makes them glow with excitement. Out of all the things I can treasure and store in a box, nothing means more then treasuring the important family & friends in my life. Love one another...Love has its own reward!
Christina A Davis