dance, family, joy, Uncategorized

Are We Having Fun Yet?

“When you get the chance to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.” – Mark Sanders & Tia Sellers 

Allison gets her work ethic from her dad.  She’s seen him leave home before daylight, and come home after sunset all her life.  His dad did the same.  I admire their “sticktoitiveness”.  But there are times when the job is thankless, when no one is applauding.    That’s when the Mom in Me pleads with them, in order not to burn out, we have to have a balance.  When our world feels more like an endless ride on a roller coaster, after eating a footlong chile dog, we have to stop and get our footing.

Recently, I attended the WOW festival in Cookeville, and enjoyed seeing Allison dance again.

Allison Dance

I love my daughter.  I’m proud of all she’s accomplished, but I’m happiest for her when she’s happy.  I hope she continues to dance, physically and spiritually.

Sing your song picture

I hope she’ll always take the time to locate her joy.  And I hope I can talk her dad into a waltz or two.  😉

Daddy Daughter Dance

Until Next Time,

Know The Hope!




Nickels, Dimes, and Time

It’s been said, if you want to know what really matters to a person, look at their calendar and their checkbook.  Even with the best of intentions, a promise made and not followed through on has no value.  To quote an old country song, love is “Something That We Do“.

calendar  Morgan’s calendar 😉

The other day I received a call from someone very important to me when I had a lot on my mind.  I admit, I wasn’t being an “active listener”.  Afterwards, I had a little gnawing in my gut that nudged me to get back in touch with the things that matter the most.  Thank you gut. 😉

There will always be deadlines to meet and bills to pay.  The people we love will not always be with us.  It’s important to take care of business, but I don’t want to be driven by that.  Relationships are developed and strengthened only by the time we invest in them.

Time is the most precious gift we can give.  Love is a long term investment of one on one moments that will have endless returns.

Until Next Time,

Know The Hope!

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