Friday, September 19, 2008

It Is..

with very mixed emotions that I share these pictures....

The first picture is Salamander, aged approximately 5.5 years old, just prior to momma smartening up and realizing that the little guy wasn't doing too good.

This is Salamander now, approximately 5 years later.

And here is Potatey, who is now exactly 5.5 years old. THIS is what a 5.5 year old is SUPPOSED to look like... Man, was -I- clueless with Salamander....


2 Comments:

At 5:47 PM, September 20, 2008 , Anonymous Jeanne said...

If it makes you feel any better, I think we were all clueless. But, in your blog and advocacy, you have paved a path for others so that they might have a clue when the time comes.

:)

This is for you:

The Pioneers

We shall not travel by the road we make;
Ere day by day the sound of many feet
Is heard upon the stones that now we break,
We shall come to where the cross roads meet.

For us the heat by day, the cold by night,
The inch-slow progress, and the heavy load,
And death at last to close the long grim fight
With man and beast and stone; for them the road!

For them the shade of trees that now we plant,
For safe, smooth journey and the final goal,
Yea, birthright in the Land of Covenant --
For us day-labor, travail of the soul.

And yet the road is ours as never theirs!
Is not one joy on us alone bestowed?
For us the master: Joy, O Pioneers:
We shall not travel, but we make the Road.

--Anon

Thank you for making the road a bit easier!

 
At 9:23 PM, September 20, 2008 , Blogger Petra said...

Thank you, for your words, for the poem, for being a friend, for being a fellow *mom warrior*.

And if I am truly making the road a bit easier.. well then, that in itself makes a lot of the B## S## worth it.

 

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