I think anything is possible if you have the mindset and the will and desire to do it and put the time in. -Roger Clemens
With self-discipline most anything is possible. -Theodore Roosevelt
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt
Oh my dear little Ellie girl. Only you are not so little anymore. Four years old now, and getting bigger and smarter every day!
In January we celebrated your Four-Years-Of-Amazing-Life on this earth.
In true Ellie fashion you planned an amazing birthday party that was anything but that which a stereotypical girl would want – Miles From Tomorrowland, space theme. We had planets and stars on the table. Planets and space-age shapes hanging from the ceiling. A rocket ship, pin the feathers on Merc, and Cosmic Cocoa. We had outerspace treats – Laserangs, Saturn’s Rings, Rocket Fuel…you get the picture.
And you were so happy. So very happy in your black leggings, bright orange Converse, and little boys size 5 Miles From Tomorrowland t-shirt.With braided pig-tails of course. And all your little friends running around with you.
I love how much you love space. Maybe you have the mind of a dreamer, just like your mama. You see the potential in people and things, and dream of all that can be. Adventure and excitement call your name.
As the song goes…Never could I go too far
Never could I fly too high
It’s all inside of me
Living out the dream
With my family
Adventure all the way
New places every day
Oh yeah, we’re going to zip
Gonna take a trip
In a rocket ship
We’re counting down
The engines on
The time is now to rocket!
Woa oh, I’m a hero to the core
And I’m going to explore
Woa oh, No where ever is too far
I’m shooting through the stars
Yes. Maybe you will be a dreamer too. Maybe your heart will long for adventure and excitement, for challenges and the sheer joy that follows with success. I see your beautiful little mind working even now, trying to figure out what life is, what your purpose in life is, and what to expect from life, what you can do in life.
“Why do you go to work, mommy?” Because that is what God has called me to do.
“Why does daddy go to work?” Because that is what God has called him to do.
“What is my job then?” Your job is to play and have fun. And to go to school and be kind and show God’s love to the kids there.
Your little wheels are turning, and even so young I see you yearning to know why. What? What am I here for? What do I do? What do I expect?
But that’s the adventure my dear. You never know what to expect.
Life is the greatest adventure of them all.
And even I don’t know what life holds for you.
But never doubt, dearest, that you can go on that adventure. It is truly all inside of you – and you never can fly too high. You are a hero to the core – and you’re shooting to the stars.
So go explore. Go on some blastastic adventures. Live, and love, and fly, and dream. Because dreamers see where they want to go in life, and do everything they can to get there.
Always hold on to your dreams.
And no matter where your adventures take you, always know that you are never alone. For the One who has placed those dreams in your heart, and designed those adventures for you to experience, who sees you and loves you and knows you…will be there with you through it all.
You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever. Psalm 16:11