Thursday, May 16, 2013

A First for Me

Those aren't just any old postcards. They are my very first Mother's Day cards! I was given 3! And each of them warmed my heart so so much!

The girls gave me one that said something like "Ever though you're not our mom, Happy Mother's Day!" Too cute! And Lily signed it too, she has the best signature right now, there is a big circle over her 'i' and her 'y' is sometimes backwards and surely none of the letters are the same size. And Kira is really working on her actual cursive signature.

Chuck's made me cry and still makes me well up every time I read it. We're both so thankful for the other and how much we've added to each other's lives. I'm so touched that he took a moment to write to me from the heart. I really got lucky with this one!

And my aunt sent me one. What a lovely surprise! She reminded me that there are many mother's in this world and all are lucky that come in contact with them. Thank you, it meant a lot to me.

I'm keeping those little gems on my mantle for a little while. :)

Monday, May 13, 2013


History is made.

Minnesota is the 12th state to pass marriage equality and it makes me cry tears of happiness.

I have so many friends that can benefit from this. I have so many friends that have felt less than others because of this. Not to mention the millions of people that I don't know that can celebrate today. Now we all have the chance to experience the joy of divorce.

Just kidding.

Love is love is love. Everyone should be allowed to love whomever they choose. The fact that this had to be voted on in the first place is ridiculous. If being straight and being able to get married had to be voted on in this day and age, imagine the uproar. But the fact that it passed is what is important.

Being in a relationship is hard work. It takes commitment and communication and trust and everyone should be able to choose all that comes with that relationship. All the legal benefits, all the pride to be able to say "This is my wife/husband.", all the joy of standing up in front of your loved ones and committing yourself to someone else forever, all the inner-calm you get knowing someone is yours.

Marriage equality. It's about damn time. Thank you, Minnesota. You did the right thing.

In spirit of the moment here is this song again SAME LOVE Listen to it. Really listen to it. And then do it again. And let the tears fall.

Love. Equality. Good stuff.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Am I?

"Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die."

"Forgiving isn't something you do for someone else. It's something you do for yourself. It's saying, You're not important enough to have a stranglehold on me. It's saying, You don't get to trap me in the past. I am worthy of a future."

I read both of those quotes in two different books lately and they have really stuck with me. Am I at a point in my life where I am ready to forgive, let go, move on, no longer hold that resentment? Am I willing to forgive not to give the satisfaction to someone else, but for me to move onward and upward?

And then there is this one, "A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn."

I'm so thoughtful tonight. Funny that all these great quotes aren't mine. But they are making me think nonetheless.