Deear Mom Still so much possibility left. A Bristol Dahlia blooms bright and beautiful for a second year, a few short weeks before we celebrate two years with another sweet little flower sharing the same name, growing bright and beautiful under the warm light of our love. Life begun from small seeds in the cycle … Continue reading Our Little Flower
One candle can light millions.... It's time to work together as a nation, passing the light, increasing its brilliance. Come in from the shadows of bi partisanship; look up and shine your candle on our flag, look up and pray for the ideals that brought about this great nation to once again be of greater … Continue reading One Candle
Dear Mom, Laying here thinking about all the blessings bundled into one little baby, that started one day, one year ago...her first breath, as we all held our breath waiting~Her first hour bonding with Mommy and Daddy~Her first bath given lovingly by ET(Kristy), ~Her first hours spent in the loving arms of family and friends~ … Continue reading Bristol’s First Birthday
The human condition, all at once filled with hope, and helplessness, beauty and battle scars, philanthropy, and avarice, faith and apathy, love and hate...and more love. If I have learned anything from our nations latest tragedy, it is this: We are first and foremost emotional beings. Our hearts beat with a rhythm set by life, … Continue reading Once upon a time….almost a year ago
When life seems uncertain, and prayers appear unanswered, move forward in faith, shine a light over the shadow of doubt...Till the earth, plant the seeds, nourish and water your life, knowing it will go on. Once the colors of answered prayers appear, show gratitude in the way you harvest God's abundant blessings.....shine a light.
Dear Mom, You used to call him Saint Steve. Well he is still here. He knew what he was getting into when he married me.....twice. Once on the shores of Lake Superior on a crisp clear Saturday night. It was important to Steve that the wedding would be just he, I and the kids. he … Continue reading Yet Another Big Piece of My Heart
Way back in 1995 when Steve and I worked in a nursing home together, we heard stories from a patient about delicious Northern Spy Apples. So I saved some seeds from one of the apples she gave me, brought to her from a relative. Steve and the kids started growing a few in a Dixie … Continue reading An Apple a Decade….
It was the newest part of the day, 1:01am to be exact, on a stormy Friday. I was in labor all day Thursday, induced by my doctor. At around 9pm, the doctor decided to stop inducing, let me get some rest, and try again in the morning. Nana and Papa, and Aunt Ronnie, all left … Continue reading Bubby
I wish I was a song , my feet are the notes dancing on the page~my hands, one guiding the clef, the other the staff~my minds eye sees the music, as one ear brings forth harmony, the other melody~my heart, the chromaticism that takes the notes to places high and low, invoking emotions of joy … Continue reading Soul Song
On a sunny Sunday afternoon, 28 years ago, I became a mother. She was so beautiful, so sweet, so alert, and so so long. Twenty-four inches to be exact, two feet of pure joy......The first few hours of labor were scary, because it was my first. Once my parents arrived, my fear abated. My Mom … Continue reading Katie