Recently, I found myself reflecting on the passing years and how life continues to evolve for my family as we continue on our journey towards joy and inward peace.
The song, “In My Daughter’s Eyes” immediately came to mind for this challenge, and yes it does make me think of my daughter, but like many others I also think of my son. For, I truly see who I want to be in my children’s eyes. They both inspire me and make me a better person even when I’m having moments where I’m not that person. They are teenagers after all, and sometimes they do drive me crazy. Yet, when all is said and done I do hope they’ll see how happy they’ll made me, for their eyes do reflect who I am.
My dear children,
I hope you always remember to:
- Listen with your heart first.
- Try to see others’ point of view, but remain true to yourself.
- Really hang on when your heart has had enough.
- Keep giving when you feel like giving up.
- Live your life with integrity regardless of what others do.
- But, if you do make mistakes, admit them and learn from them, and move forward.
- Follow your dreams wherever they take you.
- Know that I am always proud to be your mom.
Much Love Always,
- When Angels Cry
Yes, I’ve finally learned
That love is just a four letter word
Hope is a four letter word. — Janis Ian
It’s the last line of Janis Ian’s song, “When Angels Cry.”
When I was trying to decide what to photograph for this week’s WordPress photo challenge, the glimmer of the angel’s tear caught my eye. She watches over the grave of our Welsh Corgi, our true angel. I know he would not want to cause tears unless they were tears of joy.
That is why I spent time looking for songs about angels crying until I found the perfect one to go with this photo. During the process I found other songs about angels crying that I also liked including:
- Doro’s Even Angels Cry
- Jars of Clay’s song by the same name, Even Angels Cry
- Mariah Carey’s Angels Cry
All four songs are excellent, but Janis Ian’s song spoke to me for the purpose of this post because it really describes our angel.
Although I do believe angels can cry, this angel’s tears were simply raindrops as you can see in the second photo below.
Raindrops, not tears.
Hawaii Foster Youth Coalition
We all get caught up in our lives and forget there are so many who have worse problems than we do, so today I am grateful that I had parents who supported me, and I salute children in foster care who have so many obstacles to overcome. May the world become a kinder place for them and may their families heal from whatever destroyed them. Bless everyone who helps them with this goal.
This post is inspired by the WordPress weekly photo challenge:
In a post created specifically for this challenge, share a photo that shows us abandoned.