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Friday, May 15, 2009

Miss Isabella

Hello darlings. Hope you're doing well. Are you looking forward to the weekend? My dad will be in the hospital for a few more days. We've certainly had a lot of ups and downs. Yesterday was definitely one of the up days: The doctor is pleased with my dad's progress. And, after returning from the hospital, I found a lovely letter in the mailbox about my daughter. My ten-year-old girl (that's her in the Polaroid photo with the word "study" written on her hand) penned a poem that won the notice of the judges of a national children's writing competition. They're going to include it in an anthology with other children writers. I'm so proud of her, that cutie!

This is what she wrote:

Earth is the wet rain that falls on your head
Without the Earth all the flowers would be dead
Earth is the sun that shines up, up above
Without the Earth there would be no more love
Do this favor so the sky can be seen
Do us this favor and keep the Earth clean!

Good advice from a fifth grader! xoxo


Blogger Kay said...

Congrats to her! How nice for good news, she must take after her mother :)

May 15, 2009 at 9:31 AM  

So glad to hear both the good news... Your girl has a good advice for all of us... ~Lovely weekend Tina darling!

May 15, 2009 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger Té la mà Maria - Reus said...

very good blog, congratulations

regard from Reus Catalonia Spain
thank you

May 15, 2009 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Helen said...

Too cute for words. What a sweetheart. She should be so proud of herself.

Chin up about your pops -- and have a good weekend. xox

May 15, 2009 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

wow. great poem! give her kudos!

glad to hear about your dad's progress as well. encouraging.

May 15, 2009 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Ali said...

What a little poet she is! Well done (that's to her for writing it and to you for being her mother!). :)

May 15, 2009 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger SHOKOOFEH said...

wow wow wow!
what a lovely intelligent girl! oh my, the poem is wonderful!!!

May 15, 2009 at 9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a terrific poem...may i share it with the college students in my eco-logical eating course?

May 15, 2009 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger TheBeautyFile said...

This is terribly cute...such sage advice!

May 15, 2009 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger cuteseas said...

how cute :) congrats to your daughter!

May 15, 2009 at 11:14 AM  
Anonymous Miranda said...

Talent obviously runs in the family--as well as a sense of humor.

May 15, 2009 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Char said...

adorable and sweet poem - here's to your father's continued "up" days.

May 15, 2009 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger vicki archer said...

No wonder you are so proud, xv.

May 15, 2009 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger Kirti said...

oh, God...too adorable! She's following her Mum's footsteps!

May 15, 2009 at 2:40 PM  
Anonymous parlezvouskiwi said...

If only everybody thought like your gorgeous girl... just lovely!

Great news about your dad, we will all keep sending our love and good vibes for more 'up' days than 'downs'.

Kia Kaha (stay strong in Maori language)

May 15, 2009 at 4:31 PM  
Anonymous Tina Tarnoff said...

What a wonderful poem! Congrats, Isabella! And love how she wrote a reminder to study on her hand - did it work? :)

May 15, 2009 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger *Sandra* said...

Awww, that's lovely.

May 15, 2009 at 9:07 PM  
Anonymous automatism said...

What lovely news! Congrats to your amazingly clever daughter and on your Dad's improving health. Looks like it's going to be a great weekend around there!


May 15, 2009 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger Paresh said...

future of the earth seems to be in good hands !

May 15, 2009 at 11:18 PM  
Blogger Li said...

Hi Tina, Great to here that your dad is doing well. Amazing advice from your daughter, it would be even more amazing if "adults" would actually act on it! Our children are the future and your cutie is fortunate to have such a fabulous mom.

Have a fabulous weekend. xoxo Li

May 16, 2009 at 1:37 AM  
Blogger Penney said...

The apple doesn't fall from the tree, I believe.. How wonderful for her!! A very special poem, and the photo is a "keeper" too!
LOL, and I'll be thinking bout your dad...
Have a peaceful weekend ..

May 16, 2009 at 7:34 AM  
Blogger Shawna said...

My little sister was published in the same anthology a couple years ago :) Congratulations to her. And I feel like I should have the word "study" written down on my hand right now, too.

May 16, 2009 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

Congrats to your girl! It is so awesome that someone this young knows that what needs to get done is to be done by us. Not some magic fairy garbage picker- upper. Tina, I would be bursting with pride!

Have a lovely weekend!

May 16, 2009 at 4:28 PM  
Blogger The Cottage Cheese said...

I'm so glad to hear that your Dad is doing better. Your daughter's poem is so good! With a talented mum like you, I'm sure that she is inspired daily. I love the polaroid of her hand.

May 17, 2009 at 6:21 AM  
Blogger STORY said...

Holy Cow!! Your daughter has a sense hope and duty like you do!!! How wonderful. She has lovely hands - made for wearing lovely jewelry and penning important messages simutaneously. Let's celebrate her poem/message today!!! I am going out in my kayak to celebrate it. You can take a walk, listen to the birds, however - to celebrate her important message!
In celebration of the Earth and great 10year olds - Laurie Klaue

May 17, 2009 at 9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you use the Polaroid 600 film for your Polaroid? Is there a Fuji film equivalent? I'm tempted to buy a Polaroid 600 camera on Ebay, but am concerned about the rising polaroid film prices?

Is there a Fuji film equivalent?

May 17, 2009 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger The Wanderers' Daughter said...

What a beautiful poem! And what an honor! Congratulations!!

May 18, 2009 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger BettyonLL said...

Congratulations on your daughters success :D

Just wondering where you source your polaroid film from? I recently ressurected mine (it uses Polaroid 600 film). I was looking for some film for it online but its all so expensive now- considering I got the camera 9 years ago (feels like a lifetime ago) i was really surprised to find that there is almost no film for these cameras left! :( Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you x

May 19, 2009 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the poem!
The writing on the hand looks familiar... my two boys come home almost every day with writing on their hands... le sigh!

May 20, 2009 at 11:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is a wonderful poem indeed, found it by chance...
I'd like to see the picture on Flickr too, by the way.

May 31, 2009 at 1:33 AM  

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