Monday, September 27, 2010

dream big

Home.
Inspiration Unlimited was incredible. Ginger & Teresa did a great job putting it together... & the students were fabulous! I'm super tired though. Like scary-it's-not-Halloween-yet-mom, zombie tired. But you're never too tired to pick & make wishes with dandelion seeds, now are you. That I can handle.

A great ending to Inspiration Unlimited was listening to the song "Dream Big" by Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband. We had an interpreter there for 3 hearing impaired students and she stood at the front signing the lyrics with such expression & passion-I loved it. Touched my heart to see those 3 students moved by the words even though they couldn't hear the song.

This past weekend felt as though someone carried me through my classes with added energy as I prayed for strength...

"When you cry be sure to dry your eyes 'cause better days are sure to come
And when you smile be sure to smile wide don't let them know that they have won
And when you walk, walk with pride don't show the hurt inside because the pain will soon be gone

And when you dream, dream big as big as the ocean blue 'cause when you dream it might come true
When you dream, dream big

When you laugh be sure to laugh out loud 'cause it will carry all your cares away

And when you see, see the beauty all around and in yourself and it'll help you feel okay
And when you pray, pray for strength to help you carry on when the troubles come your way

And when you dream, dream big as big as the ocean blue 'Cause when you dream it might come true When you dream, dream big"

Enjoy your Monday. xo

20 comments:

Amanda said...

What beautiful words! I have never heard of this group, but if all there songs are this beautiful I will be looking into getting to know them better! Thanks for sharing those words. =)

Mindy said...

I tell you, it's quite the inspirational Monday out here on the www.. thanks for adding to the up-liftment of my soul today!

Queen of Paper said...

It's so fun having you post about them :)

I sang with them waaaaay back in the day at an EFY youth concert. FUN TIMES.

Cute pics

Cat said...

Love those lyrics. Both my in- laws are Deaf and I love when songs are interpreted in signs, always brings tears to my eyes. Definitely shows more expression than words alone. My daughter was 3 when she taught her pre-k class a song "One small voice" in signs for a recital, and all the parents were in tears.

mel said...

beautiful lyrics - I am going to google it in a sec. Those photos are amazing - never too tired or too old for dandelion wishes!!!

Jackie said...

hi :)

was wondering if you drew winners from your most recent giveaway?

rest up!

ps- great photos as always!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Oh wow what a beautiful song! Thanks for sharing Elizabeth!

Esther said...

I like that. Thanks for sharing.

cedargirl said...

Those lyrics are beautiful. Hope you are putting your feet up at this very moment! You are in the final stretch, hang in there! I hope your next few weeks are a bit slower :) Zombie state and birthing are not good friends.

Ashley and Chris Miles said...

LOL Liz remember when you went on a date with Ryan...so funny

espills said...

Thanks... enjou you too!!!

V said...

Dear Lizzy, all your projects are amazing!!!
Thank you for share those lyrics are so beautiful.

Libby said...

Thanks for sharing your musical inspirations. Wonderful lyrics. Glad your weekend was successful though sorry to hear your dog-tired - although I suppose it's to expected (sorry for the really rotten pun!).
The 'Enchanted' line is beautiful. How great to see your dreams made tangible.

Jen Schow said...

Absolutely love this song. I've had a scrapbook page with these words and title in my mind for so long. Maybe I will finally create it...

AllyW said...

I heard this song a couple of months ago and i LOVE it! I'm using it in a slide show for my son who is graduating from High School this year. Thanks for bringing a smile to my face today :)

Jen said...

Lovely lyrics- just what I needed to hear!

Pearl said...

Hey..
Beautiful Song.
Beautiful Girls.
You are truly Blessed.


Olga

Creative Carmelina said...

It is so nice to meet you!
I came here via vintage pretty... pearls blog...she was showing off all the beautiful wonders that she experienced at art spark!

I'm off to poke around your site some more now... Stop by and visit me any time, I'll leave the screen door open for ya!

Ciao Bella!

Creatve Carmelina

QueenCo said...

Dear Lizzy-- YOU were such an amazing teacher and it was a blessing to all of us to take your class. YOur project is awesome and I can't wait to finish mine. What a sweet lady you are-- and thanks for sharing your amazing talents at IU!

jackie said...

i truly want to thank you for posting these lyrics...they really make a difference, and really helped me. be sure to get lots of rest.