Monday, July 28, 2008

My Heart in a Picture

My eldest two all dressed up

Mariah and my son out law Terry

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Small Joys

Little things
pieces of my life's mosaic
Ordinary days
with small joys
to run through my fingers like rosary beads
Caitlin took me to lunch
and for a pedicure
ten toes
and just us girls
a memory to keep

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

52 woo hoo

I'm feeling good here lately
I find feeling good has little to do with what is going on in my life
and much with what happens in my head
I have been given a gift of peace
I don't know exactly how I arrived here
I started taking care of myself
doing what I wanted to do

there are some things I am powerless to fix
so I may as well
let them go
toss them in the figurative river
let it flow on by
every one has their own path they need to follow
we all have to find our own way
so I go my way
make my own choices
not excuses
and find what joy I can along the journey.
I've also been playing with some new friends
babysitting Mariah's friend Michelle's boys

renewing an old friendship with Dell
who used to live next door
we lost touch for a few years
but fell right back into our comfortable ways

and like a baby turtle
blindly headed for the ocean

floated in the amniotic fluid of the Gulf of Mexico

and emerged reborn
finding my smile on the beach
like a seashell

wishing you happy births all of your days,

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

On Base

When you are on base
You are safe
No one can touch you
You can catch your breath
Before you have to start running again.
I was with Dana, Paula, Stacey & Stephanie this weekend
I was safe.

Wishing you all freedom and family,