Tonight, my daughters were lulled by Bread’s "Aubrey." Did you know that Perze and I almost named Zienne, Aubrey? We did. Almost. It was because I loved Audrey Hepburn, and because we loved the song Aubrey. We thought it would be grand if our daughter had a beautiful song of her name. And one day, some young man would have enough romantic prowess to sing this song, feeling the same wonder and surrender in her name. Maybe daughter #3? I’m blogging this because tonight, Emma asked me if I could replay the song until she fell asleep, and I was more than happy to introduce her to an old song, a song I hope I can pass down to them. There are just some greatness in the generations past that needs to be carried in the vessels of our children. Tonight, it’s simple, Bread. One day, they’ll find some peaceful comfort in their melodies and lyrics, and one day, it will connect us in ways unspoken. Sometimes I wonder how much of me I pass down in them, not physical traits, but some inherent nature that truly links us yet absent from genetic makeup. Nonetheless, one day these songs will […]
Sometimes we focus on the expectations of the outcome in our prayers that we forget the transformation and intimacy during the season of prayer. Sometimes, the most important outcome of our prayers isn’t what we asked for but the deeper relationship forged between us and the Maker of our hearts. -marchesaism
This was a place of dreams, and these three are what keeps me going.
Zi comes running to my room crying. Me: why are you crying?zi: (crying) because! Ate (big sister)! Me: what did Ate do?zi: (crying) Share!Me: Ate didn’t share with you?zi: (crying) no.Me: do you want me to punish Ate?zi: (crying) yes!Me: no, only love. So, who do you want me to punish?zi: (crying) Mamam!! Tags: is this girl for real? 23 months
"When you do have a child, no matter how much you think you’re prepared for it, you’ll be stunned by the capacity you have to love somebody." -ep4.7
You’re magical, AllyMcBeal. And I miss you. Tags: reminding me it’s ok to hear the music
amidst ALL the feeds I get in my status mini feeds, I saw this conversation going on…and no one knows it 🙂like a slow dance gone unnoticed in a boisterous commotion filled room of people. march 22 him: i might have had you in mine but in yours i was nowhere to be found. march 23 her: it’s just weird march 30 her: ?"beautiful, baby you’re sweeter than strawberry pie just like the morning your smile brings the sun that shines" april 7 him: ?"bad as you are.. you stick around and i just don’t know why.." april 8 her: ?’if you were the stars then id be the moon a light in the dark my darling for you oh do yo know we belong together?’ april 10her: ?’are you prepared to take a dive into the deep end of my head, are you listening to a single word I’ve said..ha la la la la listen closer to the words i say’ april 11 him: perfect night to walk with a special someone and get caught in the rain.. NOT in north philly ofcourse.. but somewhere nice with someone special.. #hopelessromantic april 11him: some mozart before i goes to bed.. […]