Sunday, April 12, 2009


Have you ever sang a baby to sleep?  Our little grouch was having trouble getting himself back to sleep at about midnight last night.  Normally he just falls back to sleep on his own.  As a result, I got to experience what had to have been one of the top 5 moments of being Rocco's momma.  I cuddled with him and started singing.  It amazes me that even the flawed voice of mommy singing can soothe a baby to sleep.  After about 20 songs...I looked at the beautiful little child in my asleep.  It was one of my proudest and most cherished moments.  So...if you have never sang a baby to sleep, I recommend it.  

Friday, April 3, 2009

To DeAndre

For my strong and struggling son...your talents are immeasurable and are deeper than what we have seen you portray on a court, field or track.  You can redefine who you are or find the hunger that lies within you.  You are loved.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear  is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous talented, fabulous?  Actually, who are you not to be?  You are a child of God.  Your playing small does not serve the world.  There is nothing about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.  We are ALL meant to shine, as children do.  We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.  It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.  And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same.  As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."  marianne williamson