Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hearts in My Hands

My precious little Titus sang this song almost every day when he was little.

He pattered all over the house singing it right after he learned to talk.

He got it from me because I sang it to all my little cozy baby bundles.


To the People I've Met along the way...

The ones who took the time to encourage a stranger as they saw a young mom who had her hands {extra} full...

The ones who lived in the houses around mine when I was a kid; I learned life lessons by your examples...


The ones who are called a Church Family- you took two young lovers in and helped us create a strong foundation...


The ones I call friends {then and now} who feel my bad days and celebrate with me on my good days


The ones who took time to raise me and train me, igniting my passion to learn and founding my confidence {both of you}...


The ones who cradled me through the intense pain of my terrible times a few years ago {I will always be grateful to those ones}...


The ones who I call family who are always a constant in my life, forever standing by my side...


The ones that
I live for every moment who are within the walls of my home {all four of you}...

The one who is my partner for always, who thinks everything I do is amazing, even when it's not and who loves me passionately

The ones who are in my life now as we all move forward together in this journey of life...
{YES, that's you if you're reading this!}

...those are the ones whose hearts I hold in my hands.

Thank You...really.



photo credit: 31Experiment

The Sunshine is out there, you just have to look.
In fact, it's probably shining on your face right now.

23 comments:

Nancy said...

I love that song! That is so sweet that you sing to your boys. I'm sorry you went through tough times. I wish I could've been there for you. I hope you know I value you as a friend and am here if you ever need anything in the future!

Abby Killam said...

so beautiful... and so important to appreciate those around us. I appreciate you too- hope I can be 1/2 the mom you are!

{Jamie} said...

How sweet! I sing that to Preston all the time!!! I love it!

sarahgrace said...

What a great post with an encouraging and inspirational message. So true- the sunshine is always out there!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

oH THE MEMORIES YOU BROUGHT BACK! My Dad used to sing this song to us when he would get us up (not often maybe once a week or so). He would flip the blinds so they would clatter up the window as he was singing that song! Sure wish I could hear him sing that one more time- lost him 5 years ago but he gave alot of good memories to keep him near!

blessings
mary

mama hall said...

sweet post...heartfelt thoughts. i KNOW where my "sunshine" is :) THANK YOU for the reminder.

The DIY Show Off said...

What a beautiful post and sweet reminder. :)

Roeshel

theluckiestmrs said...

What a sweet post! I think that's adorable about your little boy singing that song!

Julie said...

Hi Lisa... What a great post...What wonderful way you have with words...
xoxo
Julie

Miller Racing Family said...

What a wonderful post. It sure does make one stop and think about all the blessing around us. Thanks for being a sunshine beam today.

b. said...

pretty post! so sweet!

write me back soon! :)

Tootsie said...

I am feeling the exact same way as your post says!

Rubber said...

What a amazing post! You are truly a inspiration!

Clueless_Mama said...

That was such a sweet post. My little boy is just starting to sing now. It is the sweetest sound ever.

BTW, did I tell you that you are my new favorite follower because of your last comment!!:) Thank you so much.

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Beautiful post...full of inspiration!

Debbie said...

Hi Lisa.....thanks for visiting my blog this week. :) Your blog post is so sweet....thank you!

Hugs,
Debbie
www.shabbycozycottage.com

Kelly said...

This is a great post for a melancholy day. Also, my kids love "You are my sunshine." It's the song that always comforts them and gives them what they need (whether that's a shot of happiness or a reminder that they're loved).

Jen R. said...

What a sweet post! I love that sign!

Pearl Maple said...

Thank you for sharing. It really is a lovely little song that seems so many of us have a soft spot for.

You are so right sunshine is free and so often right in front of us to enjoy if we choose to appreciate it.

Kristin said...

What an absolutely lovely post. I think I will take time out to thank my life changers tomorrow!

Lori said...

Great post! Sunshine is our family's special song too - I might have to copy your photos someday as well - the totally complimented your post! :)

Kristin said...

What a beautiful post. What would we do without our family?

Ashley Inzer said...

beautiful post! it makes me very happy to read such sweet words. and I love that the photo worked so well with your message!