About El Momma

Monday, December 17, 2012

a letter to the Els

We love you. With everything that we are. We love you.
After the tragic events that took place in Newtown, CT last Friday. The taking of so many innocent and vulnerable lives. I am without understanding. I am without compassion. I am without caring for political agendas and opinionated facebook posts and blog rants. But, one thing that I am not without is LOVE. I have so much love. Love for you. Love for your screaming fits and passionate fights over toys. Love for your inability to be rational when you are just too tired. Love for your smiles in the morning and the way you wipe your eyes to try to wake yourself up. Love for the way you move too slowly before school that we are almost always late. Love for your little toes with sock fuzz between them. Love for the way you tie your shoes. The way you won't let me brush your hair. The way you have to negotiate your every move and I let you, because I love you. Love for you. Love for your morning hugs and afternoon "how was your day, momma?" Love for your eyes. Love for your smile. Love for your sweet sweet kisses. Love for you. Just you. I love you. Never ever forget how much I love you. I will always always love you. 1 Corinthians 13:13
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Seven Year Old, Bakri's First Song

Our oldest son, Bakri had an assignment to do a family culture project for his second grade Fall project. He wrote a song about our family. He sang the lyrics. I jotted them down quickly. We made our way to the piano and he continued to sing. He wrote several verses and a really cute chorus. I worked on recording the music and then Bakri sang his part. We recorded it with garageband. Once Bakri's lead vocals were recorded, the kids and I recorded our parts. Once the song was done, we recorded video for the music video. I am very proud of my Bakri and his brothers and sisters. What a fun project!