celebrate //

DenaAugust 18, 2014

This month’s prompt word is celebrate. Aside from the fact that I’ve been physically unable to spend time on my computer, it’s been difficult to even brainstorm for this prompt. I’ve been suffering and when you’re suffering, it’s hard to think about celebrating.

Still, this set of photographs kept coming into my mind. I took them on our last day of vacation. I cannot help but to smile when I look at them. They remind that even when life is very difficult, there is still reason to celebrate & be grateful.

I wanted to put some words with these images, but writing is not my strong point at the moment. So here is one of my favourite poems which happens to be very apropos to the celebrate theme.

won’t you celebrate with me
by Lucille Clifton

won’t you celebrate with me
what i have shaped into
a kind of life? i had no model.
born in babylon
both nonwhite and woman
what did i see to be except myself?
i made it up
here on this bridge between
starshine and clay,
my one hand holding tight
my other hand; come celebrate
with me that everyday
something has tried to kill me
and has failed.

Come celebrate with me that everyday something has tried to kill me and has failed. That line just takes my breath away.

“Celebrate” is the August writing prompt of The Mommy Blogger Collective. In addition to a monthly writing prompt, the collective hosts a monthly blogger featurette. This month we are featuring Nicole of Rose Runs Wild. A few words from Nicole — Hi! I’m Nicole from Rose Runs Wild! I’m mama to a teenager, wife to my handsome husband and dog mama to our bulldog and pit bull. I work full time and blog in my free time. I love wearing black and white, plants, doughnuts, crappy pop music and working on our home we just recently bought! My blog is basic, it’s just about our life. The good, the bad and the ugly. I try to share as honestly as I possibly can in hopes that one or two other people out there don’t feel so alone. Life is rough, life is beautiful and it’s all about connection through the highs and the lows. That’s all I’m really trying to do, connect and share. And take lots of cute photos of my son (in the rare moment he lets me) and my dogs of course! Connect with Nicole here: Instagram // Pinterest // Bloglovin // Twitter // Tumblr.

/// The Mommy Blogger Collective /// Christina, Courteney, Dena, Erica, Erin, Gillian, Katie, Misty, Nicole, and Renée. ///

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Comments (6)

  • Gillian

    August 18, 2014 at 9:30 am

    These photos are absolutely wonderful!

  • Tina

    August 18, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Loving that poem a bunch. Feel better soon, please.

  • Tina

    August 19, 2014 at 4:29 am

    Hi Dena, my name’s Tina. I live in Adelaide, South Australia. I hope you’re doing OK. Just wanted to let you know I’ve been dealing with some health issues recently, and I’ve found your blog uplifting and inspirational! I thought I’d also leave you a scripture…”And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will gaurd your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” – Philippians 4:7

  • farzana

    August 20, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Celebrating my family has always been my strength!
    And your strength will help you pass.

  • cynthia

    August 25, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Love Roman’s little belly and the pics with Daddy.
    Hope you are on the mend soon. 🙁 Feeling bad sucks, especially with a little one around needing attention.

  • Julie Arnhold

    August 26, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    These photos are so adorable!! You little one is beyond precious! xo

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