Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
-- Brad Henry
Family faces are magic mirrors looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.
-- Gail Lumet Buckley
A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
-- John Bowring
Julia graduated from the 10th grade last night which is the last required year of school in Norway. I was so proud of her and the young woman she is becoming. She now stands at a cross road with so many choices before her. The Captain and I will continue to do our best to support her and help her make the right decisions for her. She has an incredible talent which unfortunately doesn`t come through in this video like it did in person…she sang Chris Medina`s song, What Are Words, during the entertainment part of yesterday`s ceremony. I have to admit I was nervous. I have heard her sing before and always been impressed but this is a popular song with some high notes and I hadn`t heard her practice at all…so I wondered if she would remember the words? Would she hit the notes? Would she be ok? What would everyone think of her? Thankfully all my worries were put to rest as she sang and I was left with such a feeling of pride and astonishment that such a talent came from me and the Captain…I mean, I have heard us sing and well….let`s just say our sound is unique and shouldn`t be shared with the world and I don`t know anyone else in our families who sing..so this is truly a beautiful surprise! I wish she would pursue singing, even if only as a hobby, but she doesn`t feel confident in herself and her talent and agrees to perfom only once in a blue moon anymore. If I could give her anything in the future it would be confidence in herself- no matter what she chooses to do..I`ll be a happy mamma if I can give her that…Made a lovely dinner the other night…so simple. However, that was the beauty of the dish, simplicty with wonderful flavor…
You can find the recipe HERE.
Sing like no one's listening, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching. and live like it's heaven on earth.
Until next time my friends…..