My Love is Always There


November 30 2013:

The making of homemade gifts has begun! Thomas just wrapped me a box bursting with love … He says there’s so much love in it he had problems taping it! He’s been making gifts all morning since the poor little fella made an inappropriate choice this morning and fibbed about washing his hair. He’s still grasping that this Momma mostly knows when he’s not being truthful.

I had to explain to him that my love for him has nothing to do with whether he tells me the truth or fibs. My love is always there. I explained that he can always tell me the truth … the sky will not fall and the world will not end when he is honest with me.

I explained that it’s his hair. He can choose whether or not to wash it. I will most likely say “Okay” if he chooses not to wash his hair one time and if it continues it will be his choice if he has stinky, dirty hair ….

He was so upset with himself … My heart overflows with love … Sharing the overflow as virtual hugs with all who want or need it … xoxo

Whisperings by Camilla Downs

“Whisperings of the Heart”

The heart whispers secrets
Try not to hear it you do.

Continuing to be in this life’s game
Following the rules, filling out the papers,
conforming to the this-is-the-way-it’s-done norms.
Too busy for interruption
to hear the gentle whisperings of the heart.

Yet, the whisperings never quiet fully.
They are there.
The whisperings are ever delivered
with love and gentleness.

The whisperings of the heart judge not.
The whisperings of the heart
are …..

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Poetry and Photography: Whisperings of the Heart


Spoken Poetry – The Longest and the Shortest Path By Camilla Downs

September 10 2017:

The Longest and the Shortest Path … Lessons from Nature #2

Still working on location, natural lighting, sound, and other details. Plus, clearing off enough storage so that the video doesn’t stop before I’m finished! The recording stopped right before the last line of the poem so the words are posted along with it.

I don’t have video editing software so …..

Poetry: Spoken Poetry – The Longest and the Shortest Path


Book Musings: Real Love in Parenting

August 26 2017:

So much recommend this book! He also has written “Real Love” (which is a great one too) and a novel titled, “Under the Bridge”. Thomas absolutely loved Under the Bridge. It spoke to him deeply!

I also just recently wrote a blog post titled, “The One Thing We Should Be Teaching” … Excerpt ” …. Over the past several months I’ve had a couple of friends ask how homeschooling is going. Without any thought, I answered through my heart with this, “We are learning how to be …. ” 

The One Thing We Should Be Teaching

Excerpt from “Real Love in Parenting” by Greg Baer, M.D. …

“It’s strange, don’t you think, that we go to such great lengths to instruct our children in subjects that most of them will never use ….. and yet we teach them nothing about the one subject – relationships – they will use every day?

Our children are not taught what human beings need most. They don’t understand how relationships work, and then we wonder why they become frustrated and angry. We wonder why they join gangs, why they can’t keep a job, why the jails are full, why more than half of all marriages fail, why people shake their fists at one another on the road, why children are abused and neglected, why relationships seem to come and go like falling leaves, why newspapers are filled with accounts of violence and war, and so on. There’s no mystery in any of this. All these things are guaranteed to happen when we don’t teach our children the basic principles of love and relationships.”

Real Love in Parenting Book 2017

The One Lesson I Prioritize

July 7 2017:

This has been Thomas’ first year of homeschooling and Lillian’s third or fourth year. The style of schooling we follow is more like unschooling, interest based, or child-led learning. It’s definitely not traditional homeschooling. Over the past several months I’ve had a couple of friends ask how homeschooling is going. Without any thought, I answered through my heart with this, “We are learning how to be kind humans and how to have healthy relationships.” [ 651 more words ]

The One Thing We Should Be Teaching


How Do You Let Your True Colors Shine

May 29 2017:

Fear ~~ Control ~~ Manipulation ~~ Conditional Love ~~ Smallness ~~ Victim These six have been my friends throughout this life. I unconsciously believed they were my protectors, my power, and what allowed me to live this life as I thought I wanted to experience it. In December 2016, I had an intuitive knowing that the year 2017 would bring with it a… [ 532 more words ]

One Way I Surrendered To My True Colors