I must admit, there are days that I sit and wonder what my children will have to look forward to in their lifetime. I try my best to instill morals, values, respect, responsibility, compassion… basically all the attributes that I believe will lead them to a happy, fulfilled life. Yet, at the end of the day, living in a world full of turmoil I can’t help but wonder if what I’m doing is enough?
What I do believe, is that though I wonder, and sometimes get discouraged, if I stop hoping, believing or dreaming that the memories I’m creating will somehow inspire them to rise above the turmoil of this crazy world and become more than even they expected, that I may as well throw in the towel now.
So…I won’t stop doing what I’m doing…..even after a day that my daughters biggest epiphany is that “humans fart an average of 28 times a day”….because you just never know. What are your hopes and dreams for your children????
The how and why this has started I do not know, but all of a sudden, almost overnight, the Origami Owl Tags and Dangles have become very popular with the teens. Last week, my daughter was putting together positive affirmations … Continue reading →
This weekend as my daughter and I sat and created lockets to give to our cousin that had her first baby on Saturday, and her mother who is a grandmother for the first time, Quinn said ” we should have Melissa and Aunt Debbie do this like you and I do this”. I chuckled and said “I think Melissa will be too busy with the baby right now to get into anything new”. She then went on to say how cool she thought it would be to have a group of mother/daughter designers like her and I working with us. I was a bit engrossed in picking out charms to really ponder the idea until later in the day.
At dinner that evening I brought up the topic again, asking her what she meant. She went on to explain that she thought it would be great to get a bunch of moms and daughters like her and I to join Origami Owl and we could be one big team. She further elaborated and noted that not only would it be “awesome” to have a team, but for that team to promote mother/daughter relationships on top of the lockets and charms. She ended with the thought that it would be even cooler if we had one team from each state!!….I sat, a bit stunned, in silence for what seemed like an hour. I couldn’t believe she had such deep thoughts and that she really valued what we are doing as much as she apparently does. I was, still am, amazed!!
With this said, though I haven’t thought through all the details yet and exactly what we will represent, am starting the movement. I will be creating yet another page in this site for mother/ daughter teams to receive information and link to signing on to the Hooting Harley team!! As details unfold, I will post them. Can’t wait to hear from anyone about what they think of this idea. My head is swirling with great intentions and ideas for how this band of women and girls can make a difference. I’m so excited!!
So, last night there was conference call with Origami Owl, and they had a HUGE announcement for us. After listening to some insane hold music while waiting for the call to start, and my computer jumping in and out of … Continue reading →
A short time ago, my daughter, Quinn began her journey into the turbulent teenage years. The child that once adored, looked up to, solicited advice from me and more or less was crazy glued to my side began to look … Continue reading →