Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Learning From My Child

I have learned much from my 11 year old. I have watched her succeed and watched her cry for not doing as well as she thought she should have done. Either way, she just keeps going. Never once saying "I want to give up my dream of singing"...she hangs onto her dream. It is not possible in her mind to ever give up. She wants to sing so she keeps singing.

It is possible in life for us to accomplish much. We will have troubles and successes.......it is important that through it all, we hang on to the dream that God planted in our hearts. If we give up on the dream, we may never know what might have been.

If we LOVE it, we should keep doing it until we succeed at it. We don't have to force it, just follow it.

Thanks Ellie being an inspiration to me. :)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Loving the sky

This photo makes me smile....I took it on Friday night.

Friday, July 24, 2009

the little rose cutting

I think when I am feeling low
I will look at this little rose cutting
try to bloom with what is there
amid stress or amid peace
even if we feel like we are
so small
we can still show beauty
we can still bloom as we grow
sometimes growing is painful
sometimes is is difficult
but this rose proves we can
produce beauty through

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Stress and Peace

Stress and Peace

I don't think they

can coexist......

why can't I

always pull myself


and ignore stress

maybe I need to

read my previous

blog post.....

I am not feeling

peace in any form

it is absent from me

right now

live life to the

fullest even if

it sucks.....easier

said than done!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Keep Going and Believing

The dream is there

for all to see

if something happens

and you become



you stumble

just listen and


get back on your

path and follow

your dream!!

Nothing can stop


if you BELIEVE!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Sleep Writing

I wrote something

it was all there

in my mind

it was a meaningful poem

very helpful to me

when sorting things

i would share it with


if only i could remember


Sleep writing.....I do it every night. I usually remember them...they write themselves really. I just watch as the words pour out. I have been sleeping better which means I am forgetting some of my mind writings...I am remembering some dreams though. :) Happiness is getting sleep....but I really wish I could remember that poem...
PS- Happy Birthday to my close friend Debby!!! Love you!!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Having Friends

Friends are there to encourage us.
To help us when we are scared.
To love us, even though, they know us.
To be honest and real with us.
To hang in there with us....
To pray for us when our kids are having there tonsils out and we are freaked out!!!!
I am so thankful to all of my friends and I hope I can always be a good friend to you all. I love you all. :)

Happy Birthday Emma Colleen!!

Happy 8th bday sweet girl...we all love you!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Caraline Rose!!!!

Happy birthday!!! You are 6 today!!! We all love you bunches......

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Layer

is there a way to understand

and not have an

underlying layer of sadness

so far

I try and try

to avoid thinking

about the layer of

sadness that is with


It is much easier to see

others and want to

help them

because I really

don't want anyone

to feel like I have felt

and sometimes feel

what I feel leads

to understanding

but I don't know


Monday, July 6, 2009


sometimes it still hits me
no matter where I am
or what I am doing
no matter how many
people are with me
or how many aren't
maybe it will never
maybe that is okay
just the way it is
for me
I can still

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Organization of Writing Thoughts

Writing is like a prescription

I sit down

write what goes

through my mind

go back and read it

then I am completely surprised

that it makes sense

then I am even more


that anyone can

relate to it

but there is always

someone who


this lets me know

there are others

out there like me

who write for


I pull what I write

from my heart

most of the time

buried so deep

I can't give it much

th0ught or it will

retreat again