Oh…how I have dreamt about this day for months, maybe even a years. This is the new home of the Heaven’s Eye Blog and I couldn’t be more excited! This chapter of Heaven’s Eye is called, Living Life Beyond! I want to define this as little as possible with words and more with pictures and anecdotes of all the people that I have met over the last year that I feel are “living life beyond”. This is about having fresh eyes. It’s about conquering fears. Inspiring each other and above all, it’s about love! I feel so much thankfulness in my heart right now. I want to thank Jake for helping me conquer some more fears and feelings of overwhelming…ness:) You are the light that shines on my life that enables me to learn…to really WANT to learn. You are there when I slam myself into obstacles. Your soft words and ability to teach in a supportive way have given me the courage to step through the door of fear. I don’t know how to ever thank you fully for this. It is in this light, that I hope that this blog does the same thing for my readers. I want to be that safe place where you can relate and maybe gain the courage to conquer one of your own obstacles. Take that step with me:)
There is no better way to show my excitement for this blog then to have to most beautiful shot of my kiddos. This was at the fair this year. It was the first time that Jamie was big enough to go on the HUGE swings:) They were all so excited before the ride started. The smiles on their faces ignited the butterflies of childhood in my stomach that lie dormant most of the time. I could literally feel their bliss. Once they got in the air, they were free as birds and their imaginations in full swing;)
But then we noticed Tré yelling at us. We could barely make out what he was saying but their body language told the whole story. Jamie had let fear take over his imagination and it was starting to go south, fast. Then the most beautiful connection was made. The older brother and sister instincts kicked in to talk him out of his fear. They had built up their own bravery from years past and delivered the perfect words to calm him down. They told him “it’s just like the swings at the park. Just pretend that Mom or Dad is pushing you and you are going SUPER high”.
By the time they came down from the ride the connection was evident and the bond was engraved in their hearts. By the time they came running to us to tell the story, Jamie was in sheer bliss again and was able to tell a story of bliss instead of fear. He said “that was AWESOME”! Instead of screaming at the man to stop the ride because my little guy was scared (it did cross my mind)… Instead of the kids playing into Jamie’s fears and screaming to stop the ride to get them all off… We were all able to get beyond the fear. The payoff was watching him gain pieces of independence from a situation with the help of someone besides Jake and I. He gained a tool from Tré and Jalena that he will carry for a lifetime. And Tré and Jalena got to feel proud of their abilities to help. Best moment, ever:)
“At some point your heart will tell itself what to do.” ~ACHAAN CHAN