Hello, Virginia? Reservations for 2, please.

Posted by Kim on Saturday Aug 6, 2016 Under Tru Haiku

Virginia road trip

Swim, climb, eat, train, chase, movie

Whew…what fun we had.

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It’s been real.

I love you too much!

 

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Planting Seeds of Memories

Posted by Kim on Thursday Jul 28, 2016 Under Tru Moments

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We walked to the table to play a round of Connect 4 and in the middle of it you saw the fresh cut flowers from our yard.

It went a little something like this…

You: Oh nice!! Are we gonna keep it like this?

Me: Well, I just cut those from our hydrangea bush. I thought they were pretty.

You: Ok. I will put this in my memories from when I was 7.

I love you too much!

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Luscious Life

Posted by Kim on Wednesday Jul 27, 2016 Under Photoetry

This life of ours

This juicy, succulent life of ours

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I could just eat it up

Savoring every second

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Where once I was bruised and battered

now I am blooming soft and tender

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This luscious life

Ripe with love

Squishy from all this goodness

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Pouring buckets of joy

This luscious life washing over me

Gushing from all of my pores

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Dripping with happiness

Quenching my soul

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Mmmmm.

This luscious, scrumptious life of ours.

I love you too much!

 

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Ray of Sunshine

Posted by Kim on Wednesday Jul 20, 2016 Under Photoetry

It is hard to think of a time when we are not laughing.

You wake with a smile and my heart fills with love and light.

All day long we find joy.

Eating marshmallows on the golf cart…

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Your light shines.

Sitting in Daddy’s office waiting for the rain to stop…

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Your light shines.

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Your light shines bright into my days.

Your light shines beauty into my world.

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Your light shines love into my life.

I love you too much!

 

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Friday, 2:36 PM – Pokemon Go!

Posted by Kim on Friday Jul 15, 2016 Under Tru Moments

We took a walk today.

A beautiful day for finding Pokemons. 🙂

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We looked around the corner.

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Down the boulevard.

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Back home in the yard.

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You found Evee right beside me!

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Score.

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I love walks with you.

I love you too much!

 

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Tank You, Daddy

Posted by Kim on Friday Jul 1, 2016 Under Photoetry

Some days, most days, I feel like I am doing it all wrong. I feel like this privilege of being your mom is too great for me.

Then Daddy comes along and makes it all so beautiful.

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He makes being a parent easy.

He brings the calm. He brings the clarity. He brings the spirit.

Whenever I am doubtful, I look to him and he makes it all make sense.

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Daddy is the very essence of unconditional love.

He connects with you and keeps the focus on you.

On growing you and nurturing you.

On expanding your horizons and deepening your understanding.

He is all about teaching you, but in the most exploratory, hands-on way.

He breathes life right into this family.

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I recently read that the best we can do for our children, is to be the adults we hope they will become.

I hope you become just like your daddy.

I love you too much!

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Day Trip: South Port, NC

Posted by Kim on Sunday Jun 19, 2016 Under First

We loaded up and off we went north to South Port and spent the day with Aunt Debbie, Uncle Steve, and Lilly.

We managed to do it all in one day…

cookout…poolside (your first ever), swim, playground, ice cream, pizza, and games. With balloons, no doubt.

What a gorgeous day! Chock full of splashing, laughing, and loving.

Oh the wind! It followed us all day long.

Pushed through the trees.

Brushed the water’s surface.

Competed with the sun to get our attention.

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How? You wonder. How can Aunt Debbie hold a 50 pound man????

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Peek-a-boo

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We retreated into the shade of the playground.

You said this swing was an adult’s dream come true.

Aunt Debbie sure liked it.

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I took at least 50 pics to catch one where I got your face.

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Ah-ha! I caught you fixing your shoes.

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We couldn’t resist the beautiful palm trees.

They were begging to have their pictures taken.

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We played the whole way to the car.

Who needs a ball when you have a balloon?

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Of course it blew away. 🙁

So the wind won after all.

I love you too much!

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Tru Haiku: Poolooza!

Posted by Kim on Sunday Jun 12, 2016 Under Tru Haiku

It’s time for lift off

You could do this all day long

But daddy cannot

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I believe I can fly.

I love you too much!

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Beauty Sleep(er)

Posted by Kim on Friday Jun 10, 2016 Under Tru Moments

I read this poem this morning and cried.

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I Woke

I Woke

and crept

like a cat

on silent feet

about my own house –

to look

at you

while you were sleeping,

your hair

sprayed on the pillow,

your eyes

closed,

your body

safe and solitary, 

and my doors

shut for your safety

and your comfort.

I did this

thinking I was intruding,

yet wanting to see

the most beautiful thing

that has ever been in my house.

-Mary Oliver

A couple little tears rolled down my cheeks.

I cried because the poet was speaking to me. For me.

Her words were there on the page perfectly describing the feeling I so often have and can not describe.

The feeling I can never put into words.

That tender moment when I look at you sound asleep and I am overcome with love and emotion.

That moment when everything in the world just feels perfect.

The beauty of that moment wells up in me and I am so completely grateful.

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I love you too much!

 

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The End of First

Posted by Kim on Friday Jun 3, 2016 Under Uncategorized

All good things must come to an end.

And this year you have had in first grade, is one of them. Actually better than good.

Great! Awesome! Super! Perfect!!

First day:

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Last day:

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Your mind blows me away. You go from reading a few words a minute, to reading nearly 100.

From adding numbers to trying multiplication and division.

Your curiosity is refreshing. You come home and ask a million questions, but at school…

It’s a different story at school. You are all business. So focused. So serious.

You are self-motivated and do your homework on your own…which is absolutely wonderful!

You have some pretty sweet organizational skills and you keep up with all of your belongings…thank you!

You are a little too independent pushing me away when I try to sneak a hug…grrrr!

You have grown into quite the responsible student.

I love you too much!

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