Love, Tru

Posted by Kim on Friday Dec 26, 2014 Under Tru Moments

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Life with you is like lessons of the heart. You’re a wise old soul.

Seeing life.

Understanding life.

Appreciating life.

You’ve a tender heart. Full of compassion.

You’ve much confidence, but oh so humble.

When I asked you if you knew that Christmas wasn’t just about getting gifts, you answered me as if I were crazy.  “I know that mama! It’s about giving to others.”

Your life is your message. Little heartfelt messages.

Signed:

Love,

Tru

Your messages whisper to me every day…

While putting away the wrapping paper, you got an idea. Wrap each other! And bust out within 30 seconds. Game on.

I wrap you.

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You wrap me.

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We wasted a lot of paper and a lot of tape, but we scored a bunch of laughs!

Embrace moments. Look for fun.

Love,

Tru

We took the bongos to Grammy’s and Poppy’s thinking one of the musicians in the family would know how to play. Instead you played as serious as could be because baby Layla loved the sound and wanted to dance.

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You found your rhythm and we had a dance party.

When you bring joy to others, you find joy yourself.

Love,

Tru

Everyone was playing with Layla’s poppity pop. You wanted to join in, but were reluctant. After all, it wasn’t your gift. You waited for an invitation.

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You didn’t care what age the toy was for, you just wanted to join in.

Take any opportunity to have a good time and join the fun.

Love,

Tru

Poppy hands out cards each year to everyone with a gift inside. You let Poppy sit in his chair and you had the best fun giving out the cards for him.

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You ran around with cards in hand and delivered with a great big smile!

Take pleasure in helping others.

Love,

Tru

You hit the dessert table in the kitchen for a snack.

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Yummy!

Take time to stop and eat the brownies!

Love,

Tru

You found a quiet spot to open your envelope from Grammy and Poppy. You studied each bill carefully.

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Then you ran and thanked Poppy.

Always be appreciative of what you get from others.

Love,

Tru

Presents all around the tree. You don’t know where to begin.

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The only thing you had told me you wanted was a…

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basketball!

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A game you love to play that you hadn’t thought to ask for…

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Cornhole!

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You always take time to hug.

Even the boxes! It’s just what you always do.

2011:

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2014:

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You are just so happy. Pure joy.

It’s not the gift that matters. It’s the thought.

Love,

Tru

You want to play games together. You love togetherness. You want everyone to join in and be included.

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Pause: snack

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More than all the toys, you love being together.

The best gift of all is time spent together.

Love,

Tru

Later that evening as I wrote in my journal before bed, you took yours that lays on your desk and went into the bathroom. You came out smiling from ear to ear and laid this in front of me:

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Mom you are the best mom in the world and I love you.

I love you. You’re welcome.

This made me cry. Really cry. Which made you cry. There we were. Sitting in the bed laughing and crying together.

Two hearts utterly immersed in love.

Tender hearts fully connected.

Experiencing nothing but the love of one another.

You, my Tru, are the best gift of all. Hands Hearts down.

I love you too much!

 

 

 

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Tru Blessings

Posted by Kim on Sunday Dec 21, 2014 Under Photoetry

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We went to Night of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens.

It might as well be called Life of a Thousand Blesings because I was counting mine.

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It was as if the past 5 years were captured and living in those candles.

Each candle necessary. Each candle a vital part along the way.

If my thoughts and feelings could be personified, I imagine it would look like this.

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I felt like someone had taken my joy and strung it from the trees. There it was twinkling everywhere.

I felt like I was walking the paths through my own heart. Soft steps to new discoveries.

This was a dream, wide awake. My reverie.

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(That was foam…so much fun!)

For each candle there is a blessing lit and burning. Glowing softly. Warming gently. Creating energy. Reminding me where I am. Who I have become.

For each candle there is a shadow. A darkness behind. Mistakes made. Lessons learned. Pain endured. Reminding me how far I’ve come. Who I was.

For each candle a blessing is revealed. Each blessing celebrated.

The smiles between us in all we do. The snuggles each night reading a book. The sleepy mornings with your head on my shoulder. The playfulness you bring to everything. The trust we’ve created together.

You led the way through this garden of candles with your hot chocolate in your little gloved hands. Soft Christmas music playing in the background. We followed you. Proud of you. Enjoying you. Hearts full.

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Magical.

That’s how my life has been since you.

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Beautiful.

That’s how my life has looked since you.

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Peaceful.

That’s how my life has felt since you.

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My blessings grow more each day. More candles to display. Life burning brighter. Life growing warmer. Paths stretching longer.

You are a thousand blessings and I count every one.

I love you too much!

 

 

 

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Backyard Mystery

Posted by Kim on Sunday Dec 7, 2014 Under Tru Moments

You just never know what is going to happen when you get 2 dogs and a boy together.

Here’s the girls. Luna and Lilu. They have their own ideas.

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Things I could never think of myself. It all starts so simply. I want to throw the ball for Lilu. I want to get a little fresh air and be out in the sun. My boring idea is quickly joined by a 5 year old and morphs into…

Attack of the aliens!

No biggie. I got your back.

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Oops! My bad.

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Soccer anyone?

It’s two against one. This is soooo not fair.

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Lilu grabs the ball and runs for the goal. Score!

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You win 9 – 3.

Yes, I lost the game.

But I won!

I love you too much!

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Somewhere My Love

Posted by Kim on Saturday Dec 6, 2014 Under Photoetry

My life in stanzas:

Among the trees

Across the seas

Somewhere my love

 

Through the crowd

Holler loud

Somewhere my love

 

A blank page

A dark stage

Somewhere my love

 

Look to stars

Dreams closed in jars

Somewhere my love

 

Pluck flower’s petal

Never settle

Somewhere my love

 

Open the door

Ready to soar

Somewhere my love

 

Pack a car

Drive afar

Somewhere my love

 

Unlock a home

Don’t have to roam

So close my love

 

In your eyes

No more goodbyes

Right here my love

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I love you too much!

 

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