Monday, August 11, 2014

"to live would be an awfully big adventure"

I had a fall mini style post planned for today, but as I'm sitting here watching Hook with my handsome I couldn't help but write about the beloved Robin Williams.

"We have a few special years with our children, when they're the ones that want us around. After that you're going to be running after them for a bit of attention. It's so fast Peter. It's a few years, and it's over."

This quote wasn't spoken by Robin Williams in the movie, but it sure struck home. I can't say enough how blessed I am to have a husband who always puts Rae and myself above all things. Creating adventures and just being together as a family will always mean more to us than anything else. Work..  materialistic things.. it's all temporary and so is our time here, especially with Rae while she is little. We say everyday how much she's growing, how quick she is learning new things and how we just love this stage she's at, which is why we try so much to let her experience the world around us as much as we can before school, boys, and other things take up her time.

When the news broke out this evening about Robin Willams' death I'll be quite honest and say it shook me a bit. He was a great actor and a great comedian. Every single one of his movies were apart of my childhood and to think we lost one of the best actors to depression just broke my heart. Depression is very real and just goes to show you that the exterior of people, the smiles and laughter might not be what is really going on inside. Kindness is something I hope beams from Rae as she grows up. There are so many Veterans, so many young adults and people who are affected by depression. It's heartbreaking, but there are certainly people who can help. People to talk to. But most importantly.. YOU are enough. YOU are loved and important.

Last week, trying to tie into Rae's love for fairies, we watched Ferngully. I completely forgot he was apart of that movie. We've also watched Aladdin and although she will probably never know the name Robin Williams, she will know his movies and his work will always live on. RIP.

"Thank you for every kindness. Thank you for our children. For the first time I saw them. Thank you for being someone I was always proud to be with. For your guts, for your sweetness. For how you always looked, for how I always wanted to touch you. God, you were my life. I apologize for everytime I ever failed you. Especially this one..." -Andrew Martin

"You'll have bad times, but it'll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren't paying attention to."

1 comment:

  1. When my husband told me, I was basically struck dumb. Sometimes I'm surprised when I hear of a celebrity death, but I think this is the first time it me. I've been thinking, if someone with a personality like Robin Williams can succumb to depression, what chance would the rest of us stand against it? I suffered from it for 6 years, and it was but for the grace of God that I am free from it now.