Monday, July 15, 2013
My Beloved, a.k.a. Pop Pop, was one of five nominees in his company for the Eagle Award. It was a great honor to be nominated out of 1500 others; and, while Pop Pop was not named Eagle out of those last five, he is and always will be our Eagle.
At a point in life where many of his peers are growing complacent and resisting change, he embraces it and continues to stretch himself. I am always amazed and impressed by his willingness and optimism in the face of difficult situations. Times are hard. Change is tough. He continues to soar. I love that.
I love that our family honors the qualities of hard work, integrity and perseverance. I love that my Little Men are learning about that from their parents... and are learning the value of encouragement and affirmation and love. I think the look on his face when this poster arrived in the mail was way better than any look he could have had had they announced him winner.
I hope he will always know, deep in his heart, that he is The Eagle: The Winner to us.
The Entrelac shawl is coming along in spite of almost two whole tiers having to be taken out after an unfortunate and faulty turn. Seems I lost myself between boarding and resuming knitting on the plane. Bummer. But, the entrelac is kind of like eating potato chips; it's hard to do just one, so starting back wasn't hard.
Travel to Evan's meeting last week was wicked: getting up at 1:30 A.M. for one flight and then two days later getting up at 3:15 A.M. for the return flight. I had myself some serious issues with TIRED. Glad to be starting on a more normal week and glad to have The Unloved sitting in time out. ;) Thanks for all the wonderful advice. I think just considering that I can freely rip it all out has been liberating! We'll see what happens down the line.
"Anyone who has gumption knows what it is, and anyone who hasn't can never know what it is."
~ L. M. Montgomery
Hope you are all off to a wonderful week.
blessings ~ tanna