Blast Off!

Tobi's Rocket

I love the way, with singular focus, my very energetic 7-year-old draws detailed pictures. For these creative moments, his mind is completely taken up with his task…to draw the image he imagines in his mind. He doesn’t say, “I can’t draw!” Instead it is as if he says, “I can see!”

Isn’t that the way it is when we are bumbling through our insecurities? We tend to say, “I can’t…” and then we don’t. But watching my son draw, and seeing his fearless vision come to life on paper, gives me the inspiration, the gumption, to try. And so, today, as we start a brand new homeschool year, this shall be my motto as teacher, mother, creative being: I CAN SEE! And in this space of learning to crash through any remaining boundaries of doubt and unknowing, I shall open my eyes to the incredible details of the beauty around me.

And then, with every moment I shall, with motherly pencil in hand, draw us a life of exploration, learning, creativity, enthusiasm, understanding, and all the sweet and savory details I can possibly muster. Here’s to you…the precious children who help me see what’s really here, right before my grateful eyes as we blast off into another dimension.

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