Wednesday, April 30, 2014

To Tim

It's funny how the waves keep rolling,
The tides keep changing, 
The sun always rises and sets. 
Spring trails Winter.
Daybreak never fails.
New moons develop,
without falter.
28 years ago on this date,
A Love was born that will never die.
It grows stronger with each passing sunset.
I am so proud to be your Mom.
Happy Birthday, Tim.
With love and hugs.

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Happiness Challenge

Nobody Cares That You're Miserable, You Might As Well Be Happy

"It occurs to me that the peculiarity of most things we think of as fragile is how tough they really are. There were tricks we did with eggs, as children, to show how they were, in reality, tiny, load-bearing marble halls; while the beat of the wings of a butterfly in the right place, we are told, can create a hurricane across the ocean. Hearts may break, but hearts are the toughest of  muscles, able to pump for a lifetime, seventy times a minute, and scarcely falter along the way. Even dreams, the most delicate and intangible of things, can prove remarkably difficult to kill. Stories, like people and butterflies and songbird's eggs and human hearts and dreams, are also fragile things, made up of nothing stronger or more lasting than twenty-six letters and a handful of punctuation marks. Or they are words on the air, composed of sounds and ideas-abstract, invisible, gone once they've been spoken-and what could be more frail than that? But some stories, small simple ones about setting out on adventures or people doing wonders, tales of miracles and monsters, have outlasted all the people who told them, and some have outlasted the lands in which they were created."
~Neil Gaiman,  Fragile Things

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Two Twenty-Thirds

 I have thousands of photos.
Not even one
 my Mom and my Husband together.
Today I celebrate them!
The Birthday kids.
The "two twenty-thirds".
So, to both of you:
For your unconditional Love, thank you.
For your strength, I admire you.
For your courage, I respect you.
For your efforts and steadfastness,
I appreciate you.
For the fun that you bring to my life,
I am forever grateful.
For all of  the laughs, you should be on TV!
 I laugh every single day!
For everyone that is blessed to know you,
and to Love you,
I am certain they see your beauty.
Your kindness.
Your gentle & funny ways.
Your Love.
Your stubbornness!!
Happy Birthday, Mom and
Happy Birthday, Wes.
"May you stay
forever young."
You will always be 25 years apart.
No matter what!!
With all of my Love,
For all of my life.
Happy Birthday!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day!


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Thank You!

During these busy days of life
It's always a nice surprise
to open up the mailbox 
and see familiar handwriting! 
Thank you for the Easter cards,
the news,
the Love! 
Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

April Snow

If snow in April is our biggest problem, 
we are very lucky.

Friday, April 11, 2014


I think Mother Nature got the message.
Happy weekend!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


To master the virtue of Patience,
observe the Great Blue Heron.

Monday, April 7, 2014


"For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in the land."
Happy Monday!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Sense of Calm

"The story of our life
is written in white tulips
set in the Quiet garden,
in tomatoes ripening on the vine,
in puppies bouncing through
the great snowdrifts.
It is inscribed with the scent
of deep purple lilacs,
the satiny touch of eggplant,
the swift falling of golden leaves."
~Gladys Taber
Dedicated with Love to my Aunt Pat

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


April is a  promise
that May is bound to keep.