Thursday, January 24, 2013

Nothing Is Impossible

Something exciting happened for me a week ago. Something I've been working really, really hard towards for a very long time--though I won't go into it here. But through all the excitement and relief, tears and congratulations, the thing that touched me most was when my husband turned to my children and, while pointing at me, said, "Do you see that, kids? This is what happens when you put your mind to something and work hard for it. You can do anything you can dream, and your mom is proof of that." Awww.

I want to leave you with one of my favorite songs, in hopes that you too are inspired to reach for your dreams. Because maybe I'm just a little girl, but I'm a little girl with great big plans.

What are your biggest dreams?

27 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

That's awesome!

Emily R. King said...

Congrats on whatever your accomplishment is, Ilima. I'm crossing my fingers that it's THE BIG THING you've been striving for. Keep it up, babe.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Congrats! I love this song, downloading to my mp3 right now.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Whatever it is, congratulations, and that was awesome what your husband said to your kids.

Francene Stanley said...

It's a wonderful feeling when you achieve what you've been working for for so long. Makes all the effort wothwhile.

ilima said...

Kyra-Thanks!

Emily-Thanks babe, you too.

Sheena-kay-So inspiring, right?

Alex-I know. It meant so much.

Francene-It IS a great feeling.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Oh, congrats for whatever it is. This is the kind of thing that inspires our children to pursue their dreams. Go you, and go your husband.

Donna K. Weaver said...

And I love those clips from NieNie's family in that video.

J. A. Bennett said...

What wonderful words from your husband! Whatever it was, I'm sure he has reason to be proud :)

Morgan said...

Yaaaaay. I love these moments, Ilima! I'm so proud/excited for you. The working and pushing seems like such the majority of our process, it's neat when good comes from all the hard work!!!

Kathryn Purdie said...

Dang, girl. You and I have lots of similar taste in music.

And your husband ROCKS for saying that to your kids about you!

<3 <3 <3

ilima said...

Donna-Those images just pulled at my heart strings too.

Jennie-Isn't he the sweetest? :)

Morgan-Yes! And you're one who knows that so well, too! :)

Katie-We should have a music party sometime. And yes, he toads rocks. ;)

Jolene Perry said...

CONGRATS!!

And it's awesome when your family is so behind you.

Livia Peterson said...

Congratulations! :)

My dream is becoming a professional film critic for one of the major publications. And I'm still working on it. It takes forever, but I'm not going to give up. I'll get there with determination and getting myself out there.

Leigh Covington said...

I'm getting all misty eyed just reading this. I love it, and he's totally right!

ali cross said...

THAT is the best. EVER. Congratulations!

ilima said...

Jolene-Thanks! It feels great.

Livia-I love your determination. Way to go!

Leigh-Aww, thanks. :)

Ali-It IS the best. Thank you so much!

T. Drecker said...

Congratulations! Whatever it is, you deserve a gigantic YIPEE! Good job.

Emily said...

I sort of love Dan right now. What a beautiful thing to say to your children and I AM so proud of you and so HAPPY to call you friend.

Congratulations, girl.

jaybird said...

Beautiful post! So happy for you.

How amazing your children get to see, those aren't just flippant words to throw around, but a solid reality.

Go you!!

ilima said...

Tonja-I'll take that Yipee...thanks! :)

Emily-I'm gonna tell him you said that. ;) Thanks, babe.

Jaybird-I sure hope they are inspired to follow their dreams. Thank you.

Rebecca Taylor said...

Congrats...can't wait to hear the news!!

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

Your hubby is awesome. :D

David P. King said...

That's awesome! I wish i had more moments like that (maybe I do, but I'm not paying attention). :)

ilima said...

Rebecca-Thank you.

Michelle-I know he is. :)

David-Thanks, David. And a BIG congrats to you on your book deal. Yay!!!!

Kelley Lynn said...

Great song! I think I might put this on my iPod for when I run. I just makes it seem like it should be so fun... haha

ilima said...

Kelley-Haha. I think it'd be a great running song. :)