Sunday, April 29, 2012



brav·er·y (br v -r , br v r ). n. pl. brav·er·ies. 1. The condition or quality of being brave; courage.
 2. Splendor or magnificence; show.

this week's.
beyond layers projects.
"tell your story of bravery".
bravery comes in many forms.
what makes one persons level of bravery.
different from another?
many of us feel.
we are not brave.
just waking up.
and deciding to face the day.
is brave.
fighting for this country.
huge act of  bravery.
taking a leap of faith.
it comes.
in all shapes
and all sizes.
we all have a story.
my picture above.
of my kids.
is my story.
my little niche of bravery.
raising them.
hoping we've instill in them.
right and wrong.
and watching them.
walk on.
letting them.
try and fail.
crying with them.
letting them.
try and succeed.
and rejoicing.
this is just my little act of bravery.
that i am the most proud of. 
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.


Bonnie Jakobsen-Martin said...

Very beautiful, Robin!

Laura said...

Parenting, is one of the bravest leaps of faith any of us can take. Your children are beautiful.

Genie said...

What a beautiful family. I need to do my writing for Kim, but up until now it has been so painful I will not put it down in type. I do the picture part but not the writing. I wrote and wrote for years and years and then I destroyed all of my journals. I even burned the wedding pictures from my first marriage in the fire place 34 years ago I was so devastated. A few weeks back I realized that I had transposed all of the entries onto some old thick square cd’s and I also still have the thing they goes into the usb port so the material can be uploaded. I will try to write this week, but I just do not know if I will be able to pull it off. Robin, I love your profession. I am still teaching at 73, but once I really retire I am going to go into nursing homes and use my English background to scribe family histories for those elderly who have no one close to them to share the memories with. I have dreamed of doing this for so many years and it is almost time. Our school is closing at the end to 12-13, so then I can do it. genie


I love the cat and its peculiar stripe on its back, the coffee just waiting! The slide show is just the right pace and reminds me of the sporty days of one's own children when young. Lovely memories you have in store!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Nice work my friend...your pictures tell such a story, and those kids are pretty gorgeous.

Have a great week.

Angela xx


"just waking up and deciding to face the day"...Love that line.

And your images are super. I especially like the kitty by the table/coffee cup.

Leah said...

Beautiful post Robin,
Love the slide show of your boy.
And what a beautiful quote about having a child.
You always have the best quotes and cut-to-the-heart-of-things writings.

geetlee said...

Robin you've written this so beautifully. Yes, bravery comes in so many forms. How is it that we forget that and judge ourselves? I have to keep reminding myself.
I love your photos. Lovely work on the triptych. I have to try it out myself. I love the family portrait and your cat it gorgeous! :)