Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Lady with Balls

I am exhausted and exhilarated after spending the last 2 weeks with this incredibly energetic, adventurous, and creative woman....and it does not stop there, she is also a mother, grandmother, wife, traveler, seeker of joy, PE teacher, and more....

There are lucky children in Newburyport MA to be exposed to and enlightened by this woman every week.

Cathy Hill~It has been such a honor and pleasure to have spent the last two weeks with you, your students and your school.  I am sad to leave your energy, your sense of humor and your spirit.  There was never a dull moment, it certainly was an adventure.  Take all those Balls you have and ROCK ON!

I want to thank you for not only the opportunity to share Drums Alive with your school, but also your generosity of opening your home to me and treating me like one of the family.  I am grateful to have gotten to know you better,  You have enriched my life.  

Our lives will continue to cross in different ways in the future, it is inevitable.  We both value savoring the moments that life has to offer, along with our love to drum, move and laugh...

I wish you a journey that provides excitement, curiosity, adventure, play and fun.  No matter what you do, the energy you exude will follow you and will be absorbed by all the lucky people you surround yourself with.  Have a great 79 more days of school :)   I am looking forward to seeing the next adventures of the BALL LADY

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A Support Beam of Friendship

The support beam in a structure is the most important part.  It holds the building up, giving it strength no matter what the weather.  

I have been lucky enough to have the most amazing, strong, determined, resilient, intelligent and hard working support beam to hold me up.  Her name is Dawn....

She has kept me upright, kept me honest, helped me find strength to make hard decisions, and always told it to me straight...even if it was NOT what I wanted to hear.  

Her life has not been easy...I am continually in awe of her work ethic, her strength, her dedication to family and friends and her honest and straight forward nature. As life tested her with rough times, she continually fought back landing on her feet, stronger than before.

As we both navigated the storms of life, Dawn has always been my most influential support beam, keeping me moving forward in my life.  Just Two and a half years ago she even married Tim and I.  Helping set me off sailing to unnavigated waters....knowing I was going in the right direction.

My friend Dawn, words cannot express the care, love and appreciation I have for your continued support, wisdom and guidance. You have given me strength when I was weak, hope when I had none, resilience when I was unsteady, energy and wisdom when I was tired.

Your presence in my life is like no other, you are the true definition of friendship.  Thank you for being you, opening your home to me and sharing in my life.  May we continue to share Christmas granola and Double Birthday wine dates for many years to come...