Thursday, January 22, 2009

Oh the places youll go

Who knew that on Jan 22 the post office would be such a popular place? The line would ebb and flow like a swollen river in the spring. Besides the popularity of packages it was thee place today for passports. Since the daughter has plans to travel half (actually i think it will be more than half) way around the world--getting a passport was top on the list. As i sat there waiting I thought about the places i have been with my passport--some of them no longer exist as they did when i was there. More than anything i was wondering where others were going that they needed passports--and i thought of my girl. Where would her passport take her? We know Africa is in the immediate future and i am sure there will be many more trips to Mexico, and maybe Canada again,but outside of her currently planned trips what does her future hold?-where are the places she'll go?--and of those places,how will they mold her--change her--enlighten her.... will the help her learn and grow, will she challenge herself, stretch her limits and foster an appreciation of both the world at large and the family waiting for her back home?
“Travel is more than the seeing of sights;
it is a change that goes on,
deep and permanent,
in the ideas of living.”
- Miriam Beard

Oh the places she'll go........
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.

You'll look up and down streets.
Look 'em over with care.
About some you will say,
"I don't choose to go there."
With your head full of brains
and your shoes full of feet,
you're too smart to go down
any not-so-good street.
You'll be on your way up!
You'll be seeing great sights!
You'll join the high fliers
who soar to high heights.
Wherever you fly,
you'll be the best of the best.
Wherever you go,
you will top all the rest.

Except when you don' t
Because, sometimes, you won't.
I'm sorry to say so but,
sadly, it's true
and Hang-ups will surely happen to you
But on you will go
though the weather be foul
On you will go
though your enemies prowl

Onward up many a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore
and your sneakers may leak.
On and on you will hike
and I know you'll hike far
and face up to your problems
whatever they are.
You'll get mixed up,
of course, as you already know.
You'll get mixed up
with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life's
a Great Balancing Act

And will you succeed?
You will, indeed!
(98 and 3 / 4 percent guaranteed.)

you're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So...get on your way!
---Dr. Seuss


Whitney said...

I can't even imagine letting my baby go anywhere! And now I have to sign her up for Kindergarten next year . . . AAAAHHHHH! Jordyn is awesome though, she'll be a good girl wherever she is!

Kirby said...

What?! I am so excited for her! I have always wanted to go to Africa, I am so jealous. I need all the details. Tell that cute girl to email me!