[All photos courtesy USA Judo unless otherwise noted. Face plant courtesy Katelyn.]
Forgive me if I may seem a little…bragadocious…today. I think you’ll understand.
It’s just that my 16-year-old cousin Katelyn returned from Singapore this week. What was she doing there, you ask?
Oh…winning Youth Olympic gold medals. Making history. That’s all.
This summer, I’ve made a conscientious effort to mindfully appreciate all of the beauty that is a summer rain storm. And there’s no better way to appreciate it than to drench yourself in it.
I just want to give the people what they want. So when the people tell me they want my cheesy cod puree recipe, I’m-a-gonna give ’em my cheesy cod puree recipe.
Growing up with my sister was very similar to what I imagine it would be like to grow up with Licensed Joyologist Helen Madden: complete with flutter kicks and declarations of “I love it, I love it, I love it!”
Erika (Reiko Von Suavee Bola Meister, for short) has been seeking beauty and sucking the marrow out of it ever since she came screeching into our lives, six weeks before her scheduled arrival, 27 years ago today.
It is a rare occurence to read something on the web that stays in your thoughts for weeks and months to come.
This post, by Kelle Hampton, is an exception.
Regardless of whether you are a parent, I think you will appreciate the courage, beauty and soul in Nella Cordelia’s birth story. Continue reading