Thursday, March 29, 2012

a masterpiece

I always wanted to be good at something. No, correction, I always wanted to be great at something. I struggled with being "good" at lots of things, and not so "great" at much.

I played lots of sports growing up, and knew how to be a good athlete, just not a "great" volleyball player or "great" softball player or "great" basketball player. But a good athlete, I had that in the bag.

I loved playing sports, I loved being in dance, I loved being active, and I definitely want to pass those attributes onto the girls. 

I also want them to have a creative side, and a side where they can express themselves in a different way than with physical activity. I would love for them to be artistic - whether it be writing, photography, art, theater, singing, music, etc. Never mind being great, I ALWAYS wanted to be at least good at these things, and I never was. I want them to explore these things in ways that I never did, to fully devote themselves to something they feel passionate about and give all of themselves for the glory of God.

What a joy that will be, to see what it is that they fall in love with - whether it be opera or lacrosse or sculpting - I can't wait to cheer for them on the sidelines and help them fulfill their dreams.

“Not all are called to be artists in the specific sense of the term. Yet, as Genesis has it, all men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life: in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece.” ~JPII


  1. Beautifully said Jenna. Anna Maria has been unstoppable at everything she loves but just recently discovered that she can't always be the best and it broke my heart. Of course this is a naturally development but nevertheless a sad life realization. It is a gift to watch them grow into the little ladies that they will become.

  2. I couldnt agree more! I look forward to when I can do hoe made arts and crafts with my little one. I grew up doing that with my mom, and i remember them to this day. I think it stimulates the mind and promotes such a great sense of creativity and individuality. I danced growing up as well, and i hope that one day my babygirl will dedicate herself to something as well. I look forward to seeing what type of individual she will become, and what i can do to help her be the best at whatever she chooses to devote herself to!


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