December 1st

December 1st

I am Tahasi Massk

Love is more than a noun, and more than a verb. Love is a pronoun. And should be the first person pronoun at that. It is who we are. Love embodies something of the divine within us. It gives life its savor, and its color. It is the thing that we crave, because it truly represents our truest nature. And without it, everything seems bland and artificial.

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November 30th

November 30th

I am Tahasi Massk

She is a great collector of learning. She loves to dive into a new subject and absorb as much of it as she can—spending hours and hours reading and researching whatever it is. She loves learning and I love that about her. I think it is partly due to the fact that it makes her so much more interesting to talk to, and partly due to the simple fact that it makes her happy.

November 29th

November 29th

I am Tahasi Massk

She loves to be productive, and loves accomplishment. She cares about learning and growing, and works hard to achieve those goals. She also is amazing at teaching those skills to our children. Helping them see how to make the most of their talents, and how to use the resources available to them to their fullest advantage. It is a gift to have her in our family.

November 28th

November 28th

I am Tahasi Massk

Sometimes I have difficult days. Days when things between us are less than perfect. Days where I have a tendency to see the less than perfect aspects of life, and get lost in those. But those days, like all days, end. And even on the bad days, there is still hope. Hope that springs from the happy moments that we have shared over the years, and all the wonderful experiences. Hope that comes from the realization that who we are today does not determine who we have to be in the future. And that hope eventually neutralizes some of the fears that would otherwise prevent progress.

November 27th

November 27th

I am Tahasi Massk

When I come into a situation with a certain set of expectations, things sometimes end badly. Because when I do, having experiences actually vindicates expectations. Not because the experience itself can only vindicate those expectations. Quite the contrary. It could vindicate a broad array of expectations. But when I come into a situation looking for something, I often have a way of finding it.

November 26th

November 26th

I am Tahasi Massk

Today I was reminded of some of the wonderful memories we have had with our children at Disneyland. Days filled with the truest magic—togetherness. There have been many of those types of days over the years, and our memories are uncanny. Nothing anyone learns or acquires is truly gone from memory. While we may often have difficulty recalling things at will, somehow those memories are there, and they may pop up at the most opportune times. Times when a wonderful memory is just the thing to make the day just a little bit better.

November 25th

November 25th

I am Tahasi Massk

Even as I am writing some of these things, I realize that they sound unreal. That my feelings seem overstated. On some level that is true, but not because I don’t feel this way. I do. This is a place where I save and share all of the most beautiful thoughts and feelings I have about her. Every thought, and every word I truly feel and I mean with all my heart. Of course there are moments when I may not feel them to the same extent as others, but I don’t believe that in any way lessens their veracity. Even now, I can’t even fully capture in words how strongly I am feeling love for her. And the act of writing is both an act of expression of the feelings, and an act of sustaining those feelings. Taking the time each day to write strengthens the love that I feel for her.

November 24th

November 24th

I am Tahasi Massk

In a famous speech, a wise man once meditated that even if we were to render all of the thanks that our whole soul possessed, we would still fall short of true gratitude to God. There are times where I feel that same way about her. Days when I just feel like I can’t ever show her enough love and appreciation, even if I were to use all the talents that I may possess.

November 23rd

November 23rd

I am Tahasi Massk

I am so blessed, and on this day to celebrate the good things in life, I am the most grateful for her. Each day when I pray, my first thought is of her, and I thank heaven for the gift that she is. To explain just how extensive my gratitude goes is impossible. She covers over the length and now depth of my heart. I feel her constantly.

November 22nd

November 22nd

I am Tahasi Massk

It is a special treat to get to be in the sunshine on a warm(ish) day in late November. I love that we took advantage of the beautiful weather by going for a couple of rides. Our main emphasis was just the chance to be together. But getting to exercise and enjoy the fresh air and warm sun was a wonderful bonus. Having her riding along beside me makes unseasonably warm days even more magical.