Robin Ward – Heavy in my arms is the weight of responsibility. But within my heart the love feels light.
Lara Austin Shoop
Little girls with dreams become women with vision- unknown
“Wait a minute, maybe I can do anything.” – Janis Joplin
“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms or like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for answers. They cannot now be given to you because you cannot live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you will need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.” –Ranier Maria Rilke, “Letters to a Young Poet”
“My entire soul is a cry, and all my work is a commentary on that cry” – Nikos Kazantzakis
“And it isn’t the thing you do, dear,
It’s the thing you leave undone
Which gives you a bit of heartache
At the setting of the sun.
-Margaret E. Sangster
“Like a wildflower, you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.” E.V. You will, and I will, too.
Letter to my younger self –
I know that you shutter when people compliment you on your name. Also that you know that it means fairy princess. Your then very in love parents chose that name with love to honor your Russian heritage. Embrace it baby girl. Yes, you are a baby and have many many wonderful years ahead of you, full of beautiful life experiences that you haven’t even dreamt possible yet. Dream big, and remember that you deserve the very best.
You are so unique and special and you know that because people tell you that all the time, as well as how creative and talented you are. You should believe them and thank them. You are going to be such a great mother, your children will be so lucky to have you in their lives. I love you.