Friday, April 23, 2010
I can't help but feel happy when I hear this song because my son Camden loves it so much. I love to hear his 5 year old, prepubescent voice belting it out as he walks around the house. Whenever it comes on the radio, I have to turn it up and smile, even when he's not with me, because it reminds me of him. As a mom, whatever makes our kids happy, automatically seems to make us happy too. I think these are the kinds of things I will miss when he's 16 years old and too cool to belt out songs in this octave (I think that's partly why he likes the song so much- because he can match the singer's pitch). I wish I could bottle up these moments to keep them forever.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
One of my favorite parts of the trip was a visit to a large mosque in the center of Jakarta. The devotion of the muslim people to their faith is very inspiring and impressive. When the men all began chanting together, it was amazing. There was such a sweet and peaceful spirit there. They asked me and my mom to wear special robes as we walked around. The women sat on a balcony overlooking the service. I was impressed with how they open their doors to people of other faiths. They even share a parking lot with the Catholic cathedral across the street.