Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Crossing That Bridge -- when we come to it. . .

We all cross over it --  No exceptions. -- When we step onto the bridge,  we are starting on a new beginning- When we reach the opposite shore - We have taken our first steps into adulthood. Eager youth full of wonderment of what lies before-- taking some last minute looks of what we left behind.  Fairy tales and happy endings are a thing of the past - our past --  lost in 'Once Upon a Time'  ---we move with the flow of time -- for in movement there is life ever flowing onward.
 SF Golden Gate Bridge
It is in the stillness of the night that our dreams beckon us to leave the nest --to let go,  it is time to make our own way , have adventures - see the world, to have courage and dare to experience and reach beyond what we thought possible.
SF -Golden Gate Bridge
My son crossed that bridge today-- I have no advice to offer him -- for it is through experiencing life that we truly live.  The one thing that I do offer is 'all life is sacred' treat life with respect, honor mother earth for she will nurture you and sustain you-- honor god's laws and you will have no regrets.
 SF- Oakland Bay Bridge
“The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise” 
Alden Nowlan 


  1. Beautiful.. wise thoughts.. again..
    Love your posts Joanny..
    Have a nice day..

  2. Very thoughtful post, Joanny, and I love that closing quote.

  3. Love the quote -- and, of course, as your son crosses that bridge, so will you cross one too. Our children's milestones mark our own lives.

  4. i am sure that he knows how you feel...and he will assuredly honor all that you have taught him ms joanny.
    your hopes for him are that of a mum, whose heart is filled love!

  5. Love the wisdom of that final quote! Outstanding.