“I walked over to the hill where we used to go and sled. There were a lot of little kids there. I watched them flying. Doing jumps and having races. And I thought that all those little kids are going to grow up someday. And all of those little kids are going to do the things that we do. And they will all kiss someone someday. But for now, sledding is enough. I think it would be great if sledding were always enough, but it isn't.” ~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Without actually setting out to do it, I feel like there is a theme running through these images. A theme of growing up. We cannot stop them from growing up and our parents couldn't stop us either. It's inevitable. We can just give them the tools and the love they need to grow up on the right path. My son turns 7 in June. When did that happen?! He is so excited, all kids are, for their birthday. I keep telling him he can have a birthday if he promises to stay little...stay 6. He smirks. He held my hand as we crossed a parking lot yesterday. I asked him if he would still hold my hand when he was 18. He said yes; I'm holding him to it.
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"Your parents leave you too soon and your kids and spouse come along late, but your siblings know you when you are in your most inchoate form." - Jeffrey Kluger
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You can go as fast as you want on the scooter BUT please slow down on the growing up thing ... 3 weeks till you're 7
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"Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in." ~Alan Alda
thoughts at the top of the playground slide...
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"The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father."
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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“Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”
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"Progress lies not in enhancing what is but in advancing toward what will be." ~Khalil Gibran
His teachers wondered how they would all make it through the year after just the beginning 3 months of school. He is very bright....He is ADHD. Kids with ADHD struggle more with themselves than anything going on around them. It's like living without any internal "brake" system. Not one teacher or doctor can understand how he is able to learn and process what he needs to in a classroom setting. But he does and he has succeeded!
I hope you enjoyed my week! Now head on over to my neighbor, Colleen Putnam Photography, to see how she spent her week!
The Daily Frame : January 9 2015