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Friday Inspiration

Three years ago, I ran a great series on my blog called “Friday Inspiration,” where I would post an inspirational quote or picture that I found online… every Friday. For some reason, I just stopped doing it, but I decided this week that I’d like to bring it back!

Since today is Zachary’s 6th birthday, I was looking up quotes about motherhood, when I found this interesting one.

Quote about Children | BrightAutumnSun.com

“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.”  – Neil Postman


Perhaps it’s just that I was catching up on Doctor Who the other night with Adrian before bed, but this quote reminds me of something that the Doctor would say. The quote really struck me. I am always thinking about how different life is already compared to my childhood, which was not that long ago. There are so many things that my children will never know about and probably will never see unless they end up in a museum or watch a documentary featuring them.

I can’t even imagine how things will be when my kids are as old as my grandma! Where will the world be? Will the countries still be the same as they are now? What kinds of medical and technological advancements will be made? Will one of my kids become a scientist or doctor and make an amazing medical or technological advancement? Will my kids get to go to space?

There are so many questions to which I will never receive answers. I can only try to teach my kids and direct them as well as I can so they can succeed long after I am gone.

All my life, my dad has told me that he could hear his father’s voice in his head telling him what to do. My grandfather died when I was 2 and I don’t remember him at all. I always thought that was “weird” that my dad said he could hear his father’s voice giving him advice… but as I grow up, I understand now.

Even though my parents are alive (thankfully!!!!), I do hear them in my head when I am questioning something or deciding what to do. I hope the same will happen one day with my little boys. The love and direction that we give our children will one day take them to a time and place we will not see.

Though, I promise I’m going to try my hardest to live forever. :)

JudyNovember 21, 2014 - 2:35 pm

Beautifully written. Our memories of those we love are like lights that guide us through life! XO

Disney reveals #CINDERELLA

Yesterday, Disney revealed the new trailer for CINDERELLA, which opens in theaters March 13, 2015!

The poster below, featuring Lily James as Cinderella, was photographed by Annie Leibovitz exclusively for the film’s campaign. Additional photos by Annie Leibovitz featuring the cast from the film can be seen in the costume feature of Vogue magazine’s December issue, on stands now.

Seriously, how ridiculously gorgeous is this photo?! I want to see the movie right now. I’ve embedded the trailer into this post (beneath the image) in case you haven’t had a chance to see it yet. It is captivating and stunning and worth a watch… or three. Make sure you open it full screen and in HD quality. I think the cast is just perfect… and I just can’t wait for March to get here!

“The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit (Richard Madden). Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham Carter) steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella’s life forever.”

The movie is directed by Kenneth Branagh… so there’s no doubt it’s going to be AMAZING! What are you waiting for — check out the trailer below!