Thursday, September 23, 2010

"I choose my own way to burn" - Sophie Scholl

I recently saw this posted by another young woman and friend who OWN'S-IT!- Lila Rose. I myself had seen a movie about Sophie last year and was moved beyond words at this girls strength and determination. Read Below and be Inspired!

Sophie Scholl was a young student at the University of Munich during the Holocaust. She joined her brother Hans, a fellow student, and a few of their friends in the secret White Rose Society at the University. Together, they created and distributed leaflets around campus speaking the truth about Hitler, the Third Reich and their slaughter of the Jews, the disabled, the sick, and those who disagreed with them. Sophie, Hans and a friend were discovered by the Nazis and arrested. Hans attempted to take full responsibility, giving Sophie the option to deny her involvement and escape potential execution. But during the trial, Sophie valiantly chose to stand by her convictions and the truths she helped to pen in those leaflets. Ultimately, Sophie chose to lay down her life: within hours of her confession, the Nazis beheaded 20 year old Sophie by guillotine.

Sophie Scholl writes:

"The real damage is done by those millions who want to 'survive.' The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don’t like to make waves—or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honor, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live small, mate small, die small. It’s the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you’ll keep it under control. If you don’t make any noise, the bogeyman won’t find you. But it’s all an illusion, because they die too, those people who roll up their spirits into tiny little balls so as to be safe. Safe?! From what? Life is always on the edge of death; narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues, and a little candle burns itself out just like a flaming torch does. I choose my own way to burn."

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Today marks 35 months of being "official" with my boyfriend, fiance, best friend, love of my life, Leyland.

It took me less than 35 seconds to fall for him, 35 minutes to be sure... & less than 35 days to tell him I loved him...(well the 2nd time around). You see we originally fell for each other at quite young ages (I was 13 he was 15) See below..

But due to strict parents & life circumstances we got separated & kept apart...we didn't see or speak to each other for 10 years after that.  But God had a plan for us & we found each other again  - a little over 3 years ago....the rest is History.

I can say in all sincerity that these have been the best 35 months of my entire life. He is my dream come true & the source of so much joy in my life. I have had more than 35 dramatic/chaotic/traumatic events in my life...and had gotten used to being in the drama - in the pain & in the chaos.  I didn't realize that life could be SO different.. that one person could come along and turn life into a vacation. Through everything - the good, the bad, the ugly..everything.. Leyland & I have only grown closer. He challenges me & helps me grow, and Leyland is always there no matter what. He is love. He is my biggest Blessing & Gift from God.

I hope in 35 Months from now we are enjoying our married life & are happy as can be in our new adventure...When we are 35 Years old  I hope we can sort through all the chaos & struggles that come with having a family of our own .. I hope in 35 Years from now we have lots of grand kids & have aged gracefully - I hear going gray is quite the process! 

More than anything - I hope that I always cherish my months with him like I do now. 


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Guy That Says Goodbye to You is Out of His Mind...

For my FABULOUS girls out there - Here are a few little jingles that help me own it daily - brought to you Exclusively by some sweet & lyrical Men..

Tune in & Chin up...

Feel free to share YOUR recent Music Fun Finds with me.