Tuesday, July 18, 2006

self portrait tuesday

When it comes down to it
--down, chips down, black belt down, her expectations down --
She's still my baby
And whatever she's able is alright with me.
It's all Up, to me.

She asked to take the summer off which is fine by all of us. Maybe we pushed her too hard. The line is so fine. I dunno. Maybe we're all a little burnt. I want to teach her to not give up without hating the sport, hating a thing. That's hard to do when I'm not sure I've done that myself in my life. I don't give up easily, I suppose. I just know how hard it is to keep going sometimes.

But I tell her it's all ok. The present is bright even if we need a rest. It's all Up, to me.


HollyRhea said...

Weird. I was reading this when you commented on my site.

It's been a while! Hi!

acumamakiki said...

You're a good mama, Madness. It's looking like you've got internet again ~ I hope this means you'll be posting more, I've missed you.

la vie en rose said...

beautiful smiles!

Melinda said...

Love it, love it, love it. As always.

andrea said...

amen to that. the love and support that I witnessed-- that is the bottom line at the end of the day.

Irene said...

this picture and this post are simply beautiful. you're indeed a wonderful mom.

Kathleen said...

you two are shining in this photo!
you are a good role model to your girls.
hoorah for mothers like you!!!

p.s. check out the shorties wearin' the bracelets you sent in their beach pics. they were a HIT!


Marigoldie said...

The girl's got it made. Good to see you both with big smiles!

*aimee* said...

yes, gorgeous smiles...what a lucky pair.

Michelle Fry said...

You are a great mom.