Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
There are people who have let the problems of today
Lead them to conclude that for them life is not the way
But every problem has an answer and if yours you cannot find
You should talk it over to Him
He'll give you peace of mind
When you feel your life's too hard
Just go have a talk with God
I'm working on it.
And I am working on a few other things as well. All of them are work, but work worth doing.
And I know one thing that makes me extraordinarily happy.
Her name is Rick.
Monday, June 21, 2010
I am so lucky that both of my sisters have found men who are so good to them.
I want to be that good of a man to someone's sister.
I had a great time at the wedding with my little man. He can move. He is a star. He's going to make some lucky lady very happy some day. I just want him to share nothing but love for whoever that person is. That way he will be assured of getting nothing but love back.
Love is all you need, right?
Friday, June 18, 2010
Mo: I am so very proud of you. For following your dreams and your heart to a far away land. For having faith in your choices and your beliefs, that they will some day lead you to the happiness that you so deserve. For finding that happiness and keeping it in your heart and life every day. For being yourself...you are an amazing, kind, joyful, vibrant human being. For picking Matt - What a wonderful man. I couldn't be more happy than I am to have him as a brother.
You two set the bar high...and the world is a better place for the way you show your love to each other.
Thanks for showing me, your older brother, just how wonderful life can be.
I love you.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
The Substitute Singer (sent by Murali)
Though I was unable to prove the events of this tale, this event supposedly happened many years ago in the Paris Opera. On the night when a famous tenor was to perform, the packed house was told he would not be able to attend due to traffic.
Concerned, the director of the Opera appeared on the stage to explain what was happening and to ask for a local tenor to act as a substitute.
The audience reacted as expected; with discomfort. Some spectators rose and asked for their money back, while others simply waited to see what lay in store for them, seeing that they had instructed their chauffeurs and made reservations for dinner, and did not quite know how to kill the time.
The substitute tenor came on stage and did the best he could. For two hours he sang with all his heart and soul. At the end, there was almost complete silence, since he was not exactly who the audience had come to hear.
Only one spectator applauded.
In the midst of the clapping a child’s voice was heard, “Daddy, you’re great! Just great!”
The next moment, the whole theater gave a standing ovation; a simple word of love had changed everything.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
So are so many other moms I know. They are moms first, and everything else in no particular order after that. It doesn't matter if they are raising a 3 year old or a 34 year old...they do what they were put here to do, which is be there, unconditionally, with love and support. Mom's got our backs.
My mom has a lot on her plate right now...from her youngest baby's wedding in less than 3 weeks, to keeping up with so many tests and trials of life that she and those she loves so deeply are going through. She's doing it without a mom to call up on the phone and ask questions of. I know a few moms in this position. They shine. They are my aunts, my friends, my friends' moms. They lead the way. They won't ever stop being this way.
Mamacita, this one is for you.