Seeing the photo (left) on the news made me nostalgic for my favorite city. I definitely miss Pike Place, Beacon Hill, shopping at the boutiques on Broadway, all the cultural events, driving to Redmond, Bellevue, Bremerton, taking the boat rides to neighboring islands, seeing the orcas & seals in the Puget Sound. There was always some where to go - I am a traveling soul. Seattle, it was the city that made me fully independent and learn to love myself and appreciate the gift of being on my own.
"Sometimes, I sit alone under the stars and think of the galaxies in my heart, and truly wonder if anyone will ever want to make sense of all that I am." - Christopher Poindexter
I read this poem while browsing through my tumblr and wanted to put it to a photo. So I found this photo that best represents the poem. It’s so beautiful - Marine, Soldier, Airman, Seaman. - FATHER. I think, as a society, we tend to sometimes override the intense love father’s have for their children, that it can sometimes be unequal to that of the mother’s… But, whenever I see my husband with my children, I know the intense love he feels for them is just as equal to mine. Father’s are amazing, our servicemembers are amazing. Men have a different ‘expectation’ in life that has been bound to them for centuries - but that LOVE for their children, its a love I believe that is just as equal to that of a mother’s love.
"A mark for every breath you took, every blink, every sleepy yawn. One for every time you sucked your thumb, waved hello, closed your eyes and slept in the most perfect darkness. One for every time you had the hiccups. One for every dream you dreamed within me.
It isn’t very pretty anymore. Some may even think it ugly. That’s OK. It was your home. It’s where I first grew to love you, where I lay my hand as I dreamed about who you were and who you would be. It held you until my arms could, and for that, I will always find something beautiful in it.”
I was a goner once I saw this photo while reading the article about “Batkid”. Click on the photo so you can read it yourself.
I am now an emotional, crying wreck. Anytime I see news like this I always think of my children, and how much I want for them, and pray for their health/happiness. I love this article, San Francisco - you did amazing today!
(Source: Daily Mail)