Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New Beginnings and Saying Goodbye


It has been a sad couple of days. Didn't feel much like blogging about fluff while my girlfriends family said goodbye to their mother and grandmother. So I took a couple of days off and hubby and I attended the viewing and funeral. Yesterday before the funeral though, I had the joy of taking Quinn to her first ballet class.


She was so excited. Now if you have ever seen a class full of three year olds dance you know what I am talking about when I say I laughed until I cried. It was so cute and funny. She loved it and did so many twirls I could see she was getting dizzy. It brought a wonderful joy to an otherwise sad day but that is how life is. Full of lots of real life with some good laughter in between. I tell my kids all the time to understand a few things about life. First, that it isn't fair and the sooner you accept that the better and second, that life is really hard, full of a lot of what you don't want to do sprinkled with a little of what you do like to do. BUT it is how you handle the things you don't want to do that can make or break your outlook on life. If you go through your days thankful for the small things and thankful you are able to take care of the daily tasks then you will be a lot happier. I know from experience. So on with life. I hope you all are enjoying the last days of summer. Fall is almost officially here.


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17 comments:

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Quinn is adorable! Such a little beauty. Very good words of wisdom there my friend!

Kris said...

I was worried about you. Thought maybe you had gotten sick. I also knew you were dealing with the sad events that have taken place lately too.
Q is darling! I know what you mean about watching the wee ones dance. My granddaughter is in dance, we love to go watch!! So precious!!!
Your sage words of wisdom are so spot on!!!

Jill said...

Quinn is the prettiest ballerina...ever!

John'aLee said...

I feel your pain my friend. Quinn is beautiful. Hang in there.

Susan said...

It is hard to say good bye to our friends and family when there is a death. I understand.

Your little girl is absolutely darling. It made me smile to see her pictures!

Ginger Zuck said...

Q is such a doll! I think she favors her mother. I'm glad you're back, been missing you.

GardenofDaisies said...

She is such a cutie! Life sure can have it's share of overwhelming moments. But being alive to learn how to deal with those is better than the alternative.

Cozy Little House said...

She looks very cute and quite pleased with herself! Yes, it's good to teach them early about "the fairness" of life. When my youngest daughter, about three years ago when she was around 30, went into a depression (mom's genes), she said to me that she'd always tried to do everything right. And didn't find what was happening fair. I had to explain to her, all over again, as though she'd forgotten, that life is simply not fair.
Brenda

Holly said...

She looks so sweet in all that pink! Life sure can throw us for a loop. Wishing you the best.

All That Glitters said...

She is just a doll! I bet y'all had both just had a ton of fun!

Linda said...

I understand what you're going through...it's hard to say good bye sometimes. Quinn is adorable in the ballet outfit!

Bonnie said...

She is adorable. These are truly the fun years. Enjoy!

Deborah McGrath said...

Elaine, Quinn looks so gorgeous in her little outfit.

Your words of advice are very wise to your children and a good reminder to us all not to take anything for granted.

I hope now that you and your friend and her family can move forward after her Mum's passing, remembering everything she taught you both.

All the best,
Deb.

Meowlissa said...

Adorable pictures as alawys :) I've missed reading you!

Julie Harward said...

Sorry about the sad part...this little angel is such a doll, and yes, I have done the dance class many many times with 5 daughters, love it all too! :D

Sheri said...

I am glad Quinn could bring some relief to your tough times. She sure is beautiful!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I tell ya, you and your friend have been on my mind so, so much. I hope you know that I have bee praying for y'all! God is good that he gives us happy little moments in the midst of our grief. Princess Quinn is lovely in her sparkilicious ballet ensemble. I know the class was hysterical. Little girls are so fearless at that age! I wish I could have watched the class with you.

(((hugs))),
Ricki Jill

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