Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

I hope 2010 will be the year dreams to come true for everyone! Love to you all!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Post for My Friends Struggling With Depression

Try to count your blessings

the things you feel are good

try to live each day

as you wish you could

try to take a step

toward fulfilling

your dreams

this will help

take away how

depression makes

things seem

It is okay to take babysteps toward a positive life! Depression makes us think we can't but we can!! I understand well.....

2010 I wonder.....

I want to believe

I know my road

my place I am supposed

to be

to have the faith

to use the gifts

God gave to me

I am thankful for Leslie and Kim.....who have helped me and have FAITH in ME!! I know no one likes this pic but I think it is cute!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve Memories

In the middle of a busy Christmas Eve, I tried to stop and take a mental picture of everything. A mental memory. A mental memory of the emotions and joy of the day.

I caught a sweet moment on camera today, my dad, sitting quietly, with a big smile on his face. His smile was from watching the grandkids open their presents. They were jumping up and down and I was blessed enough to catch his reaction on camera.

Merry Christmas my friends. I'm blessed by the caring people I call friends and family. It is a joy sharing my life with you all.

Happy Christmas Eve!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Searching For Realness

how many people

would feel better

if they could find

someone to take

off the mask and

be real with them

a friend of the heart

they are out there

keep searching

for realness
keep being true
to yourself and
to God

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Just My Way of Being

Sometimes when it gets busy

it is hard for me to make sense

of everything that goes through

my head

since I see in pictures

feel in colors

it is hard to keep from

ignoring some thoughts

some feelings

but I am finding

that it is most important

for me to write it down

because when I do not

I miss the message

writing will also help me

not to overthink...

Christmas should be joyful, not stressful, it is important to still do what you have to do to stay at peace.....

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Finding Peace

PEACE, I have missed it this weekend, but I feel it is coming back. I should never let myself get so busy with activities that I can't find peace or even look for it. PEACE.........what a great word. What an awesome gift from God!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I Need to Paint

What about paint

it frees the mind

what about color

soothes and remembers

what about pictures

speaks more than


Monday, December 7, 2009


What kind of fences are up in your mind

to block what you can do

always remember not to limit yourself

what you do is up to you

My Mamaw Would Have Been 107 Today

If my Mamaw were still around, she would be 107 today! I miss her. She was a great Mamaw to me!! I hope she looks down on my girls and smiles. :)

Friday, December 4, 2009

God's Clues

The answer is there if you are still and listen. Learn from the journey...the journey gives you what you need when looking for the answer. God's little clues.

Glimmers of Light

Instead of looking back with shame, guilt or embarrassment

look back and see

all the glimmers of light

you gave to others

all the expressions of hope

someone learned from you

all the truth your journey can bring

to those going through the same

things now

Learning from other's journeys is a gift! Let's share and learn!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Picture of Amy's Barn

Something peaceful about this pic. :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Velveteen Rabbit

I love the Velveteen Rabbit story. In a quote from this story the Velveteen Rabbit is asking the skin horse about being real “Does it hurt?” “Sometimes” “when you are real you don’t mind being hurt”.
How true these words seem When we are real with each other we take off the mask. Once the mask is off we can allow ourselves to be loved as we really are. It is not always easy. Sometimes the mask has been on for years. Once it is off we reap the benefits of true friendship. Here is another quote from skin horse “once you are real you can’t be ugly except to people who don’t understand…but once you are real you can’t become unreal again. It lasts for always”.
My sister said on her blog “love sort of rubs some of the shiny off”. Once we are real with each other we don’t have to worry about being perfect. Our shiny can be rubbed off and it is okay. Our friends love us anyway. When we are real we are free to do God’s will. We are free to follow his lead and help other people be real.
I guess this is why “the Velveteen Rabbit” has always been my favorite children’s book.