October 04, 2012

beauty of a dream

This goes out today...

The acceptance of her acceptance to Zoo College. This dream is long-awaited, born on a Saturday morning, while snuggled up in front of the t.v. in our jammies, watching Jack Hanna.  But perhaps, this dream was planted long ago...
National Zoo, 1994
and sealed in a moment such as this...
Tanzania, 2010
Sometimes I still wonder what I want to do when I grow up... and she knows. She is taking the steps to make her dream a reality, and not afraid of the hard work it will take to get her there. I sometimes wander the path of the what-ifs, especially when it comes to assessing how I mother and if I have done or taught enough... because when the clock ticks eighteen, most of the hands-on teaching must be done and flying school begins.

But today I celebrate this brave girl and her dream... and know that wherever her dreams take her, she will make them beautiful.


Richella Parham said...

Oh, Dawn! How RIGHT for Laura. I'm so glad!! And this college is in Florida? I'm doubly glad!

You are such a good mother. Of course, you've had such a good model. And now you ARE such a good model. Bless you!

Unknown said...

Congratulations!! What a lovely dream to live!

Southern Gal said...

Yay! Congratulations to Laura! (and you!)

Busy Bee Suz said...

That first photo....with the giraffe? Hello??? Heart tugging for me to look at. Thank.you.very.much!
I think it is easier for our kids to know what they want to do....because we have made their dreams our dreams. yeah, we rock like that.
*high five*

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