7.17.2008

Who you are speaks so loudly I can't hear what you're saying.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

WOW!!!!
This quote speaks volumes and I feel it deep within me....

I heard this the other day on a video we were reviewing to show at a training for our foster parents. It really reminded me that I can teach Brody so many things through my words but I need to be so much more cognitive about what I am teach him through my actions.
A little scary :)
So many times I have ideas about who I would like to be. I can talk all I want about that person, but at the end of the day I can only hope that my actions have represented THAT person...
Especially when this little guy is at stake :)





9 comments:

Debbie said...

SO true! What a great reminder to lead a life that you want your children follow. I think you are leading a life of compassion, love, caring and honesty that Brody will pick up on and emulate.

Nonnie said...

those are wonderful words my sweet daughter...and a great reminder....our actions do speak so much more than our words..... and i have truly been touched by your lack of talking or complaining and making the most out of situations in your life.....doing what needs to be done, with acceptance and grace...and strength.....and those things are wonderful examples for that "full of life and wonder" little boy. you are an amazing young women, cory....and i am proud of who you are and will continue to be.
xoxoxo
mom

jessamyn said...

i know how you feel with this corks. i really do. i think broders has an amazing role model in you.

Mom/Grammie P said...

You know the old saying... they talk the talk... but don't walk the walk! What you have written about is just that! We can "all" talk the talk... but it is much more difficult to "walk the walk". It really is leading by example and it is so easy to slip and fall short. You have reminded us all to be careful of "slipping" on the rocks of life. It is up to all of us to lock arms, hold hands, or reach down and lift each other up so each of us slips less often. We are all an example to each other and to our precious little ones.
Thank you Cory.. for reminding us to be the people we need to be and want to be. You are an example full of Gods grace.
XOXOX
Goonie

Jme said...

You are just what your son needs...his mama. You are a beautiful person inside and out and you lead us ALL by example. :) I love you....

Mandy said...

Cory you are a wonderful person and mother. you show love, compassion & strength daily.
much love
mandy

cassie said...

i love this quote and feel the need to be reminded of it daily. i do believe that those babes pick up on ALL of what we show them whether spoken or not...they are the smartest of us all. your babe is such a precious pumpkin...i love those pics of him. squeeze his cheeks for me!

Angie said...

Hey Cory,I think about this so often these days. Our little ones are taking in so much more than we realize; watching our everymove and listening (when they want :-)) to our words.
I agree with everyone else, your are a beautiful amazing woman, mother and friend. Brody is blessed to have you as a teacher.

Nelson6 said...

Cory I loved reading your I am.. I cried when I read your sisters and cried when I read yours. You are so amazing. Brody looks so adorable, I haven't seen him for so long. Hugs and kisses from the Nelson's