Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Tomorrow morning a mother will walk into her little girl's room and nudge her gently until she hops out of bed. The little girl will put on her shoes and dress, slide on her princess backpack, and board the school bus. She'll turn in her homework and smile when her teachers says, "Good job!", knowing she's committed to doing her best.

Silver France Crown Charm

A few years from now that same girl, a little older, will roll out of bed, throw on some jeans and flip-flops and tote a slightly heavier backpack to class. She'll deliver her presentation on the latest theory of education and smile when she gets an A, committed to helping every child learn.

Handmade Miniature Book Pendant

A few years after that the girl, now a woman, will wake up with her alarm and sip coffee while putting on black pants and comfortable shoes. She'll pick up a canvas tote bag full of graded papers and head to her classroom, committed to changing the world, one student at a time.

Lady in Profile Cameo

Even further down the road, the woman will wake up rubbing her swollen belly and listen to her husband sip coffee while getting ready for work. She'll get up and pour a bowl of cereal and skip the coffee, committed to making sure she has a healthy baby.

Porcelain Artichoke Baby

Nine months later, the new mother will wake to the sound of a crying little girl. She'll pick up the baby, not much heavier than her first princess backpack and rock her gently back to sleep.

Bring You My Love Pendant

She'll look into the little girl's eyes and realize that she's come full circle and that this is the greatest commitment she'll ever make. The commitment to teach another what commitment really means, how it affects everyone around you, and that it can change the world...one commitment at a time.


  1. Que hermoso pensamiento. Yo estoy en mi ultima etapa, la de madre... y estoy locamente enamorada de mis hijos. El tesoro mas preciado que Dios nos puede dar, nuestros hijos.

  2. You know I just became a mom but I feel all this great stuff is right in front of me in the years to come (hopefully). From the perspective of a mom I am going to re-live the circle again, and I am very happy about being able to see things from a different perspective.

  3. As a mom of a 17 year old girl I can so relate to all the sides of this story and I have to say I am a little choked up. That is a beautiful post! Thank you

  4. Thank you for the precious thoughts this morning...

  5. This is beautiful, it's like a poem. Thanks for sharing the beautiful work of others. You're a gem

  6. Darn it! You knew I would cry!

    This is beautiful, thank you for the taking the time to share it.

  7. I love the sentiments and the art beads you chose for each step! I have been a learner and a teacher my whole life and have two beautiful daughters. It was wonderful to read your post and be reminded of l that same love and feeling of accomplishment those commitments have brought to my life.

  8. What a lovely post! You have such a poetic soul!

  9. Lovely! Thank you so much for including me!

  10. Great post! I love that Gaea pendant!

  11. This was visually and spiritually moving, and brought a tear to my eye. Thank you for a beautiful post.

  12. Beautiful post and wonderful examples of art Beads. Gaea's pendant is a beauty.