Monday, February 15, 2010

The MUSIC of my Heart...a Dedication to my Children...


“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”  ~Elizabeth Stone



Today another little piece of my heart goes walking outside my body, as I share some more intimate thoughts with you that perhaps I don't always...but this is SO worth it to me...

As I sat here preparing my post for today's H{IPPITY} Hop with {Ippity}, I came across a video that made me stop EVERYTHING I was doing.  I mean EVERYTHING.  Of course this is only my opinion because it is so vivid a reflection of my inner most feelings and I hope I can trust them with you today...but if you know me at all, you know how I feel already so to me, this is the most poignant and profound thing I've ever seen.  It's so hard for me to convey the bevy of emotions when it comes to stuff like this that I was like, WOW...this is actually "IT".  HOW AMAZING is that?

Before I share this beautiful tribute, I will share my card and a little backstory... So, I was so eager to post this video as soon as I found it, and it JUST so happened that today's post for our H{ippity} hope was ALREADY dedicated to the FOUR people who are TRULY the MUSIC OF MY HEART...my children.

I created this card as a Valentine for them and decided that although this video would make the PERFECT Mother's Day post, isn't EVERY day Mother's Day when you're a mother?  And since Valentine's Day is about LOVE, well, we all know LOVE is about EVERY DAY.   I used the brand new set from {Ippity}, "Music of my Heart", released TODAY, to create this card.  Want this set?  Grab an {Ippity} chick and buy it!  Seriously stunning and meaningful in every way, you need these stamps, trust me.

Be sure to start on the UNITY OPPORTUNITY Blog to see where you can purchase them or perhaps YOU might want to become the next {Ippity} Chick?  I'm kinda thinkin' about it myself, actually...
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And now, I'd like to dedicate the rest of this post to the 4 precious loves of my life...


"THAT's why I have to love you this way...

...so I can give what I have to you, so that you can carry it in your body, and pass it on...
I've watched you sleep, I've KISSED you a million times, and I KNOW something that you don't yet.  
You're writing the story of your ONLY life, every single minute of EVERY day
And my greatest HOPE for you SWEET CHILD, is that I can teach you, how to write a GOOD one."












Here's to ALWAYS hearing the MUSIC of your heart...
xoxo
Jessica :)

47 comments:

Kristy Young said...

What a beautiful Video Jess and a gorgeous tribute to your kids.
LOVE your card so much because of the meaning behind it but also LOVE the card its sooo vintage I just Love it!!
Kristy xx

Pam Varnell said...

Awwww girl this made me cry. This is so sweet and you are right, being a mother is the best gift you could ever get. I love this post that you have dedicated to those 4 monkeys of yours. You are a great mom and someone I am so glad to call my friend. And BTW, the card is gorgeous and I love the meaning behind it. Hugs!!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

How beautiful and I don't just mean your card! You are so beautiful inside & out. It just gave me chills, chills I tell ya.

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Awww...this is absolutley beautiful post by a beautiful and thoughtful woman. Being a mom is the best thing in the world and I am blessed everyday that I am given with my child. What a gorgeous card for those children who are your heart.

Leah the Orange said...

absolutely gorgeous, Jessica. the quote, the video, your card! and what a cute pic of your family!

Kris said...

Well said Jess!!! that really touched the soft spot of the heart!!! *tear* a beautiful dedication to your 4 beautiful children!!! HUGS!!

Sammi said...

such a sweet sweet post! With a gorgeous card and those are such lovely pics of you and your kids!!
(hugs)
xxx

kim-paperbabe said...

GORGEOUS Jess, beautiful children and touching video... I agree it's such an honour and blessing to be a mum and I've always loved this sentiment by elizabeth stone too :)
Love your card, the colours and soft stamping is stunning!!! BiG HuGs Kim :)

Emanuel said...

great post thanks for sharing with us

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Naoual said...

This post really touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes Jess, I think every mother has the same wishes for their children, just to be healthy and live a happy life and all we can do is hope that we are being the best moms we can be to our children.

Hugs, Naoual

Leanne said...

wow! that was powerful.. a beautiful sentiment to your beautiful children... they truly have a great mom.

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh Jess this is BEAUTIFUL!!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card, I love the pictures of the kids, they're so cute. Thanks for sharing the video too. Take care, ~Diane

Mag said...

What you said really touched me Jessica, this is so beautiful and so real. I love your card, I love the pictures too. You are so beautiful together !!!
Take care, big Hugs
Mag :)

Carisa said...

gorgeous card & gorgeous kiddos!!! that video says it all....

BonnieRose said...

such a beautiful post.. and i love your card.. wow!!

Madeleine Bouquet said...

This card is completely gorgeous! And the video brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing!

hugs,
Laura

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Beautiful card--can't watch those videos because I know I will cry!! And I'm not even a mom---I'll save them for a day when I'm by myself--tfs:)

kadie said...

Gorgeous! Beautiful tribute to your 3 blessings!! I love this set, love your card and love love your distressing/shading lately. Dang Girlie, you've got it goin on...of course you do!! HUGS

Andrea said...

very wonderful!

Stephanie said...

So beautiful and touching! Great work Jess!

Bogner's said...

Everything about your card is beautiful!

Danni said...

Oh my...you are truly such a wonderful person. What a beautiful tribute to your little miracles.
Gorgeous card!

Marcy H. said...

Beautiful Tribute to your children!! Love your card Gorgeous!!!

Susan said...

Beautiful card!

Elisabeth said...

So very touching, beautiful!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

What a beautiful post and card!!!

Eva said...

Awww...girlie....this made me cry, too....what a beautiful video!!! WOW!!!!! Totally heart tugging in a good way! And your card is sooo beautiful...everything about it is just gorgeous!!! Hugs to you!!! Eva

Islander Girl said...

Love, love, love the card!! And OMG, what a sweet and beautiful video!!! Lovin' girl!!!!

Aloha!

LORi said...

Ohhhh, Jess...this is beyond sweet!! You are such a great Momma!!!
All 4 are precious and down right adorable!!! You did GOOOOOD!!!

HUGS- LORi

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful card, Jessica. Beautiful post. Beautiful YOU! TFS!

Connor said...

That was so beautiful Jess! You are such an amazing mom!
-Jen xoxo

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

What a stunning card. Absolutely adore this stamp set.

Sankari W. said...

Jessssssss -- oh the tears are still falling --- i hear you girl - I hear you completely --- i feel your heart and I feel your love for your children - you are such a sweetheart and your children are so lucky that they have your strength, guidance and protection in every step of their journey in this life.... this post just touched my hard - and it reminded me its all the little things on an everyday basis that adds up to all the big things.... i can't wait to go snuggle my wee ones and kiss their noses and watch them sleep and whisper how much I am blessed because of who they are and because of who they are teaching me to become.... your card, your gorgeous children, all the precious smile and your beautiful heart and this video have just completely made my heart so grateful for this beautiful journey of motherhood.... thankyou dearest friend of mine for sharing your heart with us.... all love and hugs,
always,
Sankari :)

jennifer mitten said...

Wow, what a beautiful post!

Kelly Landers said...

Oh Jessica that was such an amazing post and beautiful video. It made me cry because it so represents how urgently I feel the burden to help my children best write their stories in life. I can only hope that despite my failures, my children learned how valuable their lives are to so many!!

Thanks for sharing this and your beautiful card too!

Hugs and love from one mother to another!

Emma said...

Such a beautiful video Jessica! I love the bit about them writing their own story, I hope like crazy that I also help them to write a good one! Being a mum is hard work, but I wouldn't change it for the world, maybe thats why I have 5 kids! Thanks for sharing that video and your emotions towards your kids. they sure are lucky kids to have a mum with such a big heart!

lynn said...

i''m finishing the hop today and i'm really glad i did! your card is warm and sweet and so was the video!

Robin McK said...

Wowzer {sob}. That was very touching and sweet. Thanks for sharin Jess!

JenMarie said...

Oh wow, absolutely GORGEOUS!!

WickedPixie said...

Jess, thank you so much for sharing that! :-)Traci

Jodi C. said...

OMG Jessica!!!! I can't stop crying...that was AMAZING!!! Being a single mom from the very beginning has not been easy, but I would not give up one SECOND of it!!! SHE IS the purpose of my life, it's why I am here and I am SO THANKFUL to have her!! That was just AMAZING!!! THANKS for sharing!!!
{HUGZ}
-Jodi

Rebecca Ednie said...

OMW, that was SOOOOO beautiful. It made me cry just knowing that all my hard work as a SAHM matters! I'm so glad you found and posted that. In fact, as I was watching the video, Spencer 3, crawled into my lap and watched too. I know exactly how you love your kids because I love mine the same way. Thanks for posting that video and I'm really glad you linked it to your sidebar. Priceless.

Rona said...

awwwww so sweet!

Rona said...

awwwww so sweet!

Elena said...

This video is so heart touching, Jessica! Thank you so much for sharing it!
And your card is like speaking with your heart! You are an amazing lady!

Lisa H. said...

how did I miss this earlier this week???? wow! I'm in love with what you did here! gorgeous!