Tuesday, April 8, 2014


These are not my kids
but when I saw this photo on Pinterest
man oh man it tugged at my heart
it was my sweet moment...often...

 all these years later
we celebrate

what I thought was hard
fevers, stitches, broken bones...well..that was hard..but they made it through all the way to
much harder and challenging issues than we ever thought possible
the kinds of things that make a mother bend to the floor

but today 
we celebrate 
personal growth in career and relationships and self awareness

these are not my  kids
but when I saw this photo in a magazine
it looks so much like a sweet moment of mine
that I framed it and it sits on my desk

to remind me
that failure is not really failure
it is simply a more difficult path


Marissa said...

Love this post because I know one day I will be celebrating victory too.Once I am done with teething, rashes, 15 min naps that I wish were 3 hour naps and spit ups issues..

Have a blessed day Gina~

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Straight from your heart to mine- I've never believed anything more.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

What a poetic post. To life - it's trials and triumphs... cheers to Victory!
Thank you for visiting me today.

chateau chic said...

It is a blessing to see your children grow into responsible adults!
Mary Alice

Marina Pérez Bejarano said...

Beautiful words, Gina!!


Stacy Curran said...

Absolutely beautiful words and sentiments Gina!

Heather - New House New Home said...

Every once in a while, I miss those days. The kids running around, swimming in the pool, family dinners and nights doing homework. Victory indeed!

NanaDiana said...

Gina- Victory is so sweet, isn't it? I have found victory in my life even on the blackest days sometimes. Blessings- xo Diana

Purple Flowers said...

That is a great quote. I believe victory does not usually come easy. There are many obstacles one must overcome before the well done finish line. Have a happy week.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Well said and I can relate!

White Lace and Promises said...

I love that! "A more difficult path to victory." Beautiful!

Leslie said...

This is so sweet Gina! I can relate having raised a couple kids myself:) It's amazing when it all comes together..victory! xxL

bj said...

I am so thankful for all the victories in my life....only thru GOD'S. Love.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

That is one fabulous end quote,Gina. Failure is a more difficult path to victory...AMEN. And it is bound to happen to all of us because we are human. Oh the beauty in that...and thank you kindly for coming to visit me. I will continue to post AND visit! How could I not! I am however, very sick at the moment with vertigo and can't drive to work, so I'm home now. Bless you dear Gina! Enjoy your day, Anita

taylor greenwalt said...

Love this post...it tugged at my heart too...

Minha vida de campo said...

Lindos. Os filhos são nossa maior riqueza, por eles fazemos tudo. Tenho duas lindas crianças que cresceram e já estão indo fazer a vida. Mas sei que sempre voltarão.
Bjos e tenha um ótimo dia.