Reminiscing the past
I met a friend this morning for coffee. I hadn’t seen her in about a year. I know, where does the time go? We picked right up where we left off and it was nice. While we were standing in line for tea, a gentleman walks over to us and asks if he can have the attention of the clerk right away. Turns out he wanted her to turn the volume up high on the TV because his daughter was about to be on the Today show. What!
He (Frank) goes on to tell us, that his daughter Veronica Roth is a writer and has written the Trilogy of books called – Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant. From what I understand the book Divergent has been shot as a film starring Kate Winslet and will be out in the Spring of 2014. You can read more about Veronica, here on her blog.
SO there we are …. me, my girlfriend and this perfect stranger Frank, who doesn’t seem like a stranger at this moment because we are all lost in the moment that only a parent could truly understand. Its that moment where you are watching your life come full circle. Where you see all of your years of raising this little person, caring for them when they are sick, inspiring them when they are feeling down, being firm when you know they can do better, but more importantly loving them every step of the way. You are right there completely present, with raw emotion, as you watch their life dreams unfold right before your very eyes.
Veronica is being interviewed by Matt Lauer and she mentioned something about her Rubber Ducky Pajamas from when she was a kid and I almost started to cry. I started thinking back to when my daughter was a little toddler and all the years that have passed since then. I thought about the day when she will meet the right guy, fall in love and be standing at the alter about to say “I Do”. What would that feeling feel like to me? Or the day when she starts her own business and proudly buys her first home. What would that feeling feel like to me? I thought about myself being in Frank’s shoes and tried to understand how he must be feeling to watch his baby girl on TV proudly showing the world a book that she wrote. I looked over and his eyes were filled with tears. I was so happy for him and yet overcome with emotion for the possibility of what “could be” in my own daughters future someday.
All you parents out there know what I’m talking about. This is why we get up every morning and go to work. This is why we make the daily sacrifices in our lives. After you become a parent, your life is no longer about you. Every persons’ experience and journey through parenthood will be different, but the concept remains the same. We will always be more excited about our kids’ accomplishments than our own. We will always be more disappointed about their failures, than our own. Because we love them far beyond any love we could ever define for ourselves.
Even if you are not a parent, I’m sure there’s a little part of you that can think back and remember some of the wonderful things that your mom or dad did to make you the person you are today.
Congratulations to Katie, Frank and their family.
Now, on to the outfit of the day!
Do you guys remember a short time ago, I sent out a picture of these shoes on Facebook. At the time I got them, I couldn’t figure out what type of outfit to pair them with and asked for your help. This is what we all came up with.
I paired these shoes with this vintage leather skirt from Buffalo Exchange. Its made by Banana Republic. They don’t make skirts like this anymore and that’s too bad because its super cute.
Here they are….the shoes that started it all….
Enjoy the rest of your week and as always, thank you so much for reading!
What I’m wearing:
- Top – Bebe
- Bottom – Buffalo Exchange (Banana Republic)
- Shoes – 6pm.com – similar here
- Clutch – Guess
- Head Piece – Bebe
- Jewelry – Levian Couture