So I was tagged by Tall Mom on the Run last night. I love being tagged but WHOA! This one was tough. But, after 24 hours of thought I think I have it figured out. Here is what the tag said:
"with as much creativity as you can muster, show your heart in: a picture, poem, a song (or piece of music), a phrase (or quote), an item of clothing, a place, and (just for fun) a Disney princess".
In a Picture:
Something about a father and a son...
In a Poem:
THE MILITARY WIFE
The military wife is a special individual. When she was a girl, her dreams were bold, as bold as her fine, free gaze; And every gift of grace and mind was hers in her younger days. When she was a girl, a golden girl, with a soul as fine as fire. She could outshine the brightest jewel that a rich man's love might buy her. Yes hers could have been the glittering path through a careless,carefree life. But she fell in love with a soldier, so she became a military wife.
Away from the home of her childhood she marched at her husband's side,for she chose a wide and winding road when she became a bride. And sometimes the road was a hard one, so different from what she had planned; And sometimes she wept for the home she had left as she lay in a foreign land; And sometimes her steps would grow weary as she followed the drum and the fife; But she set about making the world her home because she was a military wife.
She learned to build a hearth for them wherever her man was sent; and she knelt to plant a garden every time he pitched their tent. Yes, she always planted a garden though she never saw it grow, for she knew before the flowers came that she would have to go. But she left each garden gladly though it cut her like a knife, for she hoped it might bring some comfort to another military wife.
To the hardships in her married life she brought one simple truth, a promise that once was spoken in the ancient words of Ruth: "Wherever you go, I will go. Wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Thy people shall be my people and thy God shall be my God." She shared his joys and sorrows as they made their way through life, for she was proud to love a soldier and to be a military wife.
She bore the weight of worrying what fate might hold in store; and the wordless fear of waiting when her soldier went to war; And the nights that she spent fearing that her waiting was in vain; And the pain of wanting someone she might never hold again. But she bore his children gladly through uncertainty and strife, And they never heard her crying for she was a military wife.
She raised a military family with the faith her love had taught her; and she gave the pride she had inside to her son and to her daughter; And she taught them to love freedom and to know what it was worth, As they helped her plant her gardens in the corners of the earth. And she never wished for better than the road they marched through life, because she was as much a soldier as she was a military wife.
In a Song:
The Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA where I learned so much about life and myself. where I learned to love myself and be independent. And where I met my husband. This place holds a special place in my heart.
An Article of clothing:
Now, this was really hard for me BUT...i LOVE my snowboard pants! They are sexy! They are hot (I mean I was literally sweating tonight as I was taking MY OWN picture of myself). But really, these pants signify a lot: for starters can you believe I am giving you a peek at my stomach!? WHAT?! WOW! Since when is that even an option? So these pants make me feel good about myself! Too bad I could never wear them out dancing, unless...Nah. These represent yet another sport and a challenge! I want to OWN the slope about as much as I want to OWN Seattle in Nov. I am ready to ROCK my pants again this winter!
"I love you mommy." I can never get tired of hearing my son say this. Melts my heart.
A Disney Princess:
Well, this one was hard too since i dont especially like Disney movies or princesses, I know. GASP. But hey, for now I have a boy! But to make life easier for me I found a little quiz and this is what it said of me:
Disney Princess Belle.
Belle is as lovely as her name implies but her natural unaffected beauty is far more than skin deep. An intelligent and avid reader Belle yearns for faraway places and exciting adventures. She is a loyal, loving daughter and when the beast finally wins her trust she gives him all her kindness and patience and then realizes she has also given him her heart. With her inner strength and outward beauty, Belle is a young woman who can and does make things happen.
Today I am grateful for:
-the beautiful weather.
-the opportunity to see a Bald Eagle on my way to work this morning (they are so beautiful).
-a renewed motivation and dedication.
And now I tag my sister over at the Davis Family
Robin over at Running Circles Arund the Turtles
Jen over at No One Said it was Easy