Monday, June 28, 2010

Flowers and Books in the morning

I love to go out and pick the wild flowers in the morning. Not because it is beautiful and serene in the morning. Or because I am alone or enjoying the fresh air. But, because that is before the bees and hornets come out...

Yes, that is a magnifying glass Sister is holding. She loves to surround herself with books—literally!

She's reading "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut" by Dr. Seuss.

Interesting, that book. It is funny and the kids enjoy it but, as with many of Dr. Seuss's books, there is a hidden meaning. The Cat in The Hat talks about how cool it is to read with his eyes shut but then goes on to talk about all the things you'll miss if you don't open them. I think he is, in a way, saying, "Ya, you can get through life without opening your eyes, that is very cool, but, why miss all the scenery along the rest of your journey?"

I realized that for a long time I was going through my remorse of missing 18 and 13 with my eyes shut to the rest of my family . How can I possibly go on being a good mother without opening my eyes to the adventures I have lying ahead of me with my own children? There is so much to see, experience and behold. I don't want to miss a thing. So although I can probably "see" the past with my eyes shut tight, I will open them and see all that there is to enjoy and behold on my way through life.

"Our lives will depend upon the decisions which we make—for decisions determine destiny." —Thomas S. Monson

3 remarks:

Karen Mortensen said...

Very good thoughts. I love those flowers.

Rochelle said...

Great post!! Way to go!

Anonymous said...

I love that quote by Thomas S Monson! Love you~