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#BlogFlash2012: Day Twelve – Celebration
‘Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle!’ – Stevie Wonder
My daughter’s firstborn was a difficult baby, colicky and demanding. Watching him, I remembered long, sleepless nights with my own kids. We parents believe we love our children despite our troubles, I told her. In fact, we love them because of our struggles.
Each time the baby cries or the child falls or the teenager challenges us-subconsciously, perhaps begrudgingly-we choose to love her, to give of ourselves. We can grit our teeth, praying for the best, berating ourselves whenever they falter, or we can celebrate the journey-a beautiful, heart-wrenching, sometimes painful story of heartache and love.
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I agree; celebrating the journey! Some journeys are cut short by the acts of others. We should celebrate every moment. A very thoughtful post. xxx
Mine's more materialistic, patriotic and just in your face really for which I am not going to apologise as I am celebrating the nation with the nation! xxxx
And there's absolutely nothing to apologize for in that, Lizzie! Thank you so much for the link!
Beautiful and heartfelt…and spot on Terri. I completely agree, haivng challenges along the way helps mold us and our children to be able to successfully handle conlfict and heartache, and there is no better way than to muddle through it all together.
I chose a fairly lighthearted take on celelbration today, a bit on the cheeky side but I hope you all enjoy it!
Thank you, Melina! I love my children and grandchildren and spending so much time with them feels like a cause for celebration in itself.
Thank you so much, Elaine!
Have to post and run today. Running out of battery on the laptop. http://wp.me/p26mcl-uE
Thank you so much for the link, Amanda!
A very heartfelt and emotional post. All of us who are mothers can so relate to this. Beautiful!
My link for today is http://wp.me/p1UhOl-85
Late today, but catching up! http://thelastkrystallos.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/b…
A wonderful insight to the heart of a mother, thanks Terri!
Here's my light-hearted post: http://word2live.wordpress.com/2012/08/12/most-de…
Great post today!
Here's my day 12: http://christinakrieger.com/2012/08/12/blogflash-…
Very heartwarming post today Terri. Another great read.
I find myself telling my daughter how much I love her a lot after we've had one of those rough days. A reminder that no matter what we go through the loving her never stops. Thanks for sharing your wonderful times with your children and grandchildren with us.
I focused on family a bit in today's post too :-)
It's the 13th August here in Australia but I realised we're a few hours ahead, which means I've finally caught up to the Challenge!
Which means "celebration" is a rather apt prompt. ;)
Here's the link:
Absolutely! Congratulations – I guess this puts you officially ahead of the challenge!
I have a granddaughter that I dearly love 'because' of the trouble she causes!!!
My link for the day is here: http://www.sweetbananaink.com/2012/08/12/blog-fla…
Ah yes, the 'trouble' makes for great stories – or blog posts – though, doesn't it? Thanks for the link, Ruth!
My first son set the world record for colic until we discovered his food allergies. At the first sign of rash and gas, we decided his little brother has them too. My wife is a warrior. She's had no bread or cheese for most of the last three years while breast-feeding.
Had to take off my shirt for this one.
I know how much I would miss both bread and cheese if I had to cut them out – but sometimes these sacrifices are reduced to nothing when we realize they're for our children! Thank you so much for the link, Eighty Six!
Love the quote.
Thank you so much, Heidi!
Here is Day 12
Thank you, Joy!
Thank you, Carlie – I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
Thank you so much, Lisa!
Thank you so much, Andrea! And thank you for the link!
Thank you, Christina!
Thank you so much, David – I really appreciate that!
Thank you, Angela! I loved your post, although it's left me craving something sweet after the butterscotch pie mention!
My entry’s taking an interesting turn from this point onwards!
always the way :)
Enjoying everyone's prompts. Great stuff.
Tad late for me. http://onemoreleaf.blogspot.com/2012/08/blog-flas…
One day I will not be behind on all my work.