Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Eagle Has Landed

Last night was volleyball and Brenna did her weekly water girl duties. Man, she loves those gals. She cheered on both j.v. and varsity teams. It was 6 games of love.
Until the Eagle landed.
I have never seen her jump up off of a bench so fast in all my life.

This photo says everything that I love about Brenna.
Someone who makes a beeline for a character like this with her face shining with expectation and happiness just has to make your day.
It just takes my heart and wrings it out.
"The EAGLE is here!!!!" 
Nothing else mattered in that moment.
 Oh, I wish I could express how happy she was to get a hug and that the Eagle said, "hey, Brenna."

 There is a fine line between make believe and real, don't you think? 
But in Brenna's world, well, it's all real.
That makes me stop and take another look at what is good, and honest and kind, and then strive to be that for others like her.
She sure has changed my life.


  1. The smile on Brenna's face is just priceless...beautiful! :-) I'm so loving this series you are doing Lynn and getting this deeper glimpse into your life only reminds me of why I liked you in the first place!

  2. I could feel your love for Brenna in this post!

  3. Lynn,
    Beautiful. So, so beautiful.
    Big hugs,

  4. I think these posts are so inspiring and great learning tools for everyone in life.
    I can say you give me something to think about in each and every one of these posts. It has taken me a very long time and lots of karma to get to a happy place in life. Being real is what it is all about. Having a heart and giving it to others,sharing what we have even if all we have are our words and a smile.
    take care Lynn

  5. Wouldn't it be wonderful if simple things in life brought us such joy.. I think that would surly make it a perfect world... Thank for such a great post.. Brenna smile is Fabulous. What a great photo..

    Hugs, Linda

  6. This post has me thinking...

    I think the Brenna's of the world remind us stodgy old adults what it means to come to Christ as a little child.

    Somewhere along the line, we lose that childlike sense of wonder and belief, that irrepressible urge to leap out of our seat and say, "The eagle is here!"

    If we could all be Brenna's in the presence of God, what a change we'd make in this world, no?