...is the process by which we create, discover, learn and grow with those we cherish most.

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wimbledon in the everyday


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We're evaporating in this August heat - but that didn't stop me when my "little" cousin invited me to play tennis on Sunday. Spending time with my cousin is very surreal at times as he was Ava's age when we first met. The expression "I remember like it was yesterday" isn't exaggerated here - as I do - Emil and I playing hide n' seek, telling stories, and lining up cars... on my first babysitting adventures. Now in medical school, he's taking a break to come spend time with me, and my kids - and I am humbled by the time passed, our extended family, and having such wonderful cousins so close by...

Emil teaches Ava her very first "practice swing 1, 2, 3" and an onlooker said, "is that the future Wimbledon?" - and it dawned on me - the future - in a flash, she'll be Emil's age oh too soon.

From where I'm standing, the Wimbledon championships are won every day. Half of the success comes from just showing up. Like being present in body and mind with our children... and having the support of family and friends - to play with - and cheer you on.... Investing their time to be a part of our lives every day. The other half, is how well we play - what we do, improving on what we've learned about ourselves, and about the world... and always, giving it our best.

3 comments:

  1. ok so kind of a weird comment but it was weird to hear your voice after so long...:(

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  2. Aww - Heather! At first I was sad about your comment - because you're right - it has been a long time my friend since we have spoke. And then I realized - how ironic - the one video I post here - it's of tennis! Which is the one class we had together in HS and brought us together!! How ironic is that! XX, Zar

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  3. Heather BrillhartTuesday, August 18, 2009

    My sentiments exactly my dear. I absolutely love, as I am sure hundreds of others do, watching your family flourish. I am still awaiting an update on teh last 10 years however...but life does take a front seat. Take care of your kiddies! I smile everytime I read. -h

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