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If I go any deeper I may turn into Hope

If you’ve been keeping up with my tweets this last few weeks, you know that Season 1 of thirtysomething came in for me at the library.

And that I watched all 21 episodes in a week. And still it was not enough. I also checked out the thirtysomething songbook.

So indulge me with my first ever vlogging effort. I don’t have a fancy mic, so you might have to listen hard.

Or maybe not.

For the record, this is what I was aiming for.

Perfect Moment Monday: Warmer than the Warmest Sunshine

Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than about creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between.

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Here’s a perfect moment from my week. I hope you’ll share yours, too.

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DURING my infertility days, this was my theme song.

But shortly AFTER fulfilling my dream of being a mom, I found a new tune I sang triumphantly. It became an anthem I would croon to my children for the first 5 years or so.

I hadn’t heard the song (which my Dad sang to me back in the day) in a long while but it popped up on my iPod while mowing the lawn yesterday (yes! I now mow lawns!).

And because the mower was so loud, I could happily yell sing along with Petula. Here are the lyrics. I’ve bolded the lines that makes it such a triumphant song, when sung to my babies.

My Love
My love is warmer than the warmest sunshine

Softer th
an a sigh.
My love is deeper than the deepest ocean

Wider than the sky.

My love is brighter than the brightest star

That shines every night above

And there is nothing in this world
That can ever change my love

Something happened to my heart the day that I met you
Something that I never felt before
You are always on my mind no matter what I do
And everyday it seems that I want you more

(Chorus)

Once I thought that love was meant for anyone else but me
Once I thought you’d never come my way
Now it only goes to show how wrong we all can be
For now I have to tell you everyday

(Chorus)


Who’d a thunk when I was there that I’d end up here?

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Perfect Moment Monday: The Girls

Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than about creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between.

We gather here once a week to engage in mindfulness about something that is right with our world. Everyone is welcome to join. Details on how to participate are at the bottom of this post, complete with bloggy bling.

Please visit the links of the participants at the bottom.

Here’s a perfect moment from my week. I hope you’ll share yours, too.

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Last week I went to this place…

Photo: MileHighMamas.com

…with these girls…

…to see/hear these girls.

(Shhhhhh. I have a secret crush on Amy Ray. Don’t tell anyone.)

I love both songs on this clip. I’ve already perfect momented Perfect World (imagine that). And a passage from Closer to Fine has resonated for me in so many different situations over the last 20 years:

It’s only life after all.
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Darkness has a hunger that’s insatiable

And lightness has a call that’s hard to hear

I wrap my fear around me like a blanket

I sailed my ship of safety til I sank it.

Love that. LOVE that.

The picnic/concert was put together by Mary Beth Graff, a long-time friend and amazing portrait artist.

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Show & Tell: Sweeter Than Candy On a Stick

When Tessa and Reed were still in car seats, there’s a song we’d sing while cruising around that made us all laugh. When *I* was a kid, my sisters and I would sing the same song in 3-part harmony. It’s a happy song for happy times and happy memories.

The same song is appropriate for the first birthday of of Show & Tell, and to honor our favorite candy-maker and headmistress, Lollipop Goldstein.

(No, this is not me. It WOULD be me if I had a better voice and an iota of video producing and editing skills. I like this version a lot. Do you?)

More Showing & Telling goes on at Mel‘s (aka Lollipop’s) every weekend. Check out what the cool kids have going on.