Friday, May 12, 2017

My Gigi, My Love #UseYourWords

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked four to six words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That is the challenge, here is a fun twist; no one who is participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

My words are:
lamp ~ black ~ design ~ toothbrush ~ shag
They were submitted by:

Poem: My Gigi, My Love.

I love spending lazy days with you.
I love spending busy days with you.
I love watching you turn our lamp into a stage spotlight, while you dance.
I love watching you dance circles around your stuffed animal audience, in your black tutu.
I love seeing your excitement when I hand you your toothbrush, knowing you're a big girl now.
I love watching you draw pictures, showing me your design for your future house.
I love that your future house has a room for mommy and daddy.
I love watching your carry around your shaggy pink puppy, telling her you're her mommy.
I love spending all my days with you.
I love watching you grow into an amazing little girl.
I love being your mommy.
I love you.

I hope you all have a fantastic Friday. I hope all of you moms have a fabulous weekend, and a wonderful Mother's Day! 

Now, go and enjoy this month's other Use Your Words posts!! 

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:

Friday, May 5, 2017

Greatest Love #SecretSubjectSwap

Welcome to May's Secret Subject Swap. This week twelve awesome bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today, we are all simultaneously divulging our topics, and submitting our posts. 

My “Secret Subject” is:
Tell us about a song that, every time you hear it, takes you back in time.

It was submitted by:

Well, this subject was not as easy as it may seem. I have a hard time with music questions. Music is such a massive part of my life, and so important to me, that it is hard for me to narrow things down. With this subject, I did have one song pop into my head, but I did not want to go there. Mostly because the back story is not something I really want to discuss at this moment. It really is not bad, but it is personal.

So, I was seeking input from Chad and Andrea from AndieRunsOffCrazy, and they were no help at all. None whatsoever. So, I was about to search songs of the 90's, and my answer came to me. Yay!

My answer: "Greatest Love of All" by Whitney Houston. It is actually the first song I ever remember hearing. My mom was a huge fan, and listened to it constantly. I loved it. I remember walking down the hallway of our apartment building, and hearing it, and knowing I was home. I was probably only two or three years old, but  it is a very strong memory. I think it was this very song that actually made me fall in love with music. I loved Whitney's voice. I still love her voice. It remains a favorite song for me to this day.

Every time I hear it, I transport back to childhood. I feel that same happiness I did then, and I remember how it felt like home to me. Yes, a song felt like home. It gave me comfort and reminded me of my mom. I listened to the song a lot over the years, since after the age of four, I lived with my dad, and rarely saw my mom. It was my link to her. It helped me remember her and feel close to her. 

So, what about you?! What song takes you back?! What does it take you back to?!

I hope you are all having a fantastic week!! I am!! Andrea is here visiting from Michigan. We have had a fun week. I plan on posting some pics on my Facebook page. Today, we are having a beach day!! I am definitely excited!! Also, Andrea is an AMAZING cook. Nom nom nom. I hope you all have a beautiful Friday and a fabulous weekend!!

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:


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