I had not listened to Enya for quite a long time. I love listening to her beautiful music and my hubby said, put some Enya on. I was just roaming through my groups and some blogs and I tell ya, listening to Enya....most of the time, it brings goosebumps to me....and of course, this time was no exception, I had goosebumps this time too. I love her music and I find if very relaxing. I never take the time that I should to do things just for myself. I get to "listen" to it from so many people. I do need to start taking time.....just for me.

Maybe that should be a "New Year's Resolution". Boy, time sure is sneaking up on me. Mom always said, the older you get, the faster time flies and boy was she right. I often wonder on a daily basis, where the time goes. It slips away so very fast. In the blink of an eye, at certain times, my life just seems to be passing me by. I sit and ponder about all the things I have done, haven't done and still would like to do...someday...

I sit and think about my children. My son is taller then me, at 12. My Little Miss Sydney, well I was standing by the dryer last night...folding clothes and talking on the phone, she looks at me and she hugs my leg. She says "I love you, Mama". Little moments like that, well before you know it, she is going to be hugging me on her graduation day. Yes, she is only 6, but the way time is going by so quickly, it will be here before I know it. Then there is my Courtney. Strong-willed and defiant. Someday she will figure it out....not to be so Independent and allow herself to be able to accept help. She will figure it out in her own good time.

We all want is the best for my children and to be accepted, but what I have found out...that now'a days, kids are very mean and cruel. I will leave it at that. I try to teach my children to be kind-hearted and respectful. They come home with stories of children and what they say and how they act. I tell them, not to worry. Don't let them upset you. Just go about your own business, it sounds like they have problems, is what I say. I tell them, maybe they have a really hard life and they have to try to bring you down...to make themselves feel better. And in most cases, that is totally true. After all, negativity and being miserable.........loves company.

I just hope they figure things out. As long as they try to be the best they can be, it is ok. Be true to yourself. Be loving, be king, be respectful. Love one another. It is ok to ask for help. Lend a helping hand, when someone needs it. Appreciate the little things in life. Never give up and look to the future. And if by chance they forget, they should always have a dream, of where they can follow their heart. Because Dreams do have wings and wings do take Flight!

Too many thoughts...I will leave you with that. Peaceful Thoughts to you, ~Tonya


The Feathered Nest said...

Tonya, I LOVE Enya too! Her music is so soothing and relaxing. We all need to be more relaxed and soak up the moment ~ It is so hard for children to deal with the ugliness that is out there. To strike a balance between being above acting ugly back to these children and also not tolerating too much either. Kindness truly does go a long way! Wishing you a great day, xxoo, Dawn

Eccentricities Studio said...

Good Morning Miss Tonya!!!

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Yes, I do love Enya ... she has such a soothing voice and composition to her music. I do not own any of her discs but I should. Perhaps I will have to ask Santa for one in my stocking! :)

I sure do hear your concern, frustration and sadness in regards to your children. We have dealt with situations that just break my heart ... and reduce me to tears ... over the cruel ways of some children today. It just seems like this world gets increasingly negative in certain aspects. It's a tough place for kids ... but I'm almost certain my parents said the same thing. It's just not how it was when WE were growing up. Sure, we had our share of bullies and misery after all ... and I know my mother worried equally as much as I do.

Keep talking to your kids ... teaching them how to be kind but NOT become a door mat. I believe in turning the other cheek most of the time, but I do have to say ... it's not always appropriate, either.

Hugs for you, sweet friend. Your a great Mommy!!! :)


Sylvia Anderson said...

I too am an Enya fan....there is something that touches my soul when I listen to her music.

What you said about children is so true...and it sounds like you are giving yours the best advice for how to deal with those that are mean, or unhappy in life. Give yourself a pat on the back....you deserve it! :)