Friday, July 27, 2012


I'm paying bills this morning.
How uninspiring!
I decided to head over to my photo files
to find something to play with.
Look what I found!

Now I'm hungry.

Have a delicious weekend!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Pondering the Struggle

Early morning.
Lying in bed with my love.
The birds wake, stretch, sing.
Earth quenching rain pouring down.
Trees dancing in the breeze as their thirst is met by the clouds.
Pondering the magic of life.
I am happy.

Sadness spontaneously washes over.
Life is beautifully amazing
yet such a struggle.
There is so much struggle.
When we get wrapped up in survival,
we don't really live.

Back I fall again.
Back into the moment.
My head rises with every breath of my husband's chest.
His heart beats strong and loud.
The birds are still singing,
trees dancing,
rain quenching.
Once again I am happy.
I am present.
I am alive.
I live.

Take time to live in the moment.
(Key word, live.)

Sunday, July 22, 2012


Sliding into warm moisture
body transformed to weightlessness
the magic of imagination begins.

Floating free
mind meanders
feelings of childlike wonder emerge.

Underwater world
sounds muffled yet magnified
toying with memories pulled from afar.

Swoosh swoosh boom boom
sound of the womb
sound of my own heart beating.

Lying, loving
warm and safe
world transformed to water

Time stops
transformation begins
entering a state of tranquility.

Roll over face under
holding breath long and hard
feeling at peace with the world.

Lungs grow tight longing for air
last minute breath
a sigh of relief.

Flip flop
splish splash
safe and serene.

Eyes closed
mind open
wandering near and far.

Study within
learning to live
with what's without.

Time moves
water cools
drain pressure released.

Lie still with waters release
lowering levels tickles my sides
weighted body remains.

Bittersweet release of solitude
as I step out of the tub
and prepare to greet the world once again.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Growing Pains

Looking across my brown, dead, dry, drought stricken lawn, I spotted this beauty basking in the sun.
I dare you to call it a weed! I see a glorious flower! An opportunist! A survivor! Alive!

Growing can be uncomfortable.
Nothing fits quite right.
Intrusive growing pains.
Feeling awkward.
Not sure what to expect.
Emotions all over the map.
Saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new.
Learning to accept the new you while saying goodbye to the old.

I see my children going growing through change all the time.
They are growing up.
It is my job to be there for them.
Support them. Embrace them.
Teach them to accept and love themselves every step of the way.

I now see myself growing through change as well.
Spiritually and mentally.
I am learning it is my job to be there for myself as well.
To accept and love myself every step of the way.
Sometimes it feels awkward, uncomfortable, even hard.

Change is hard. Change is scary.
Sometimes it is absolutely necessary.
As I tear off the old ragged layers and snuggle into the new
I am finding comfort and beauty and happiness.

Lots of growing pains going on at my house.
With each new stretch of growth comes glory.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012



It is so blessed dry!
I have lived in the midwest for most of my life
and have never witnessed this kind of dry.
It feels scary to me.
It is not life sustaining.
Trees are dying.
Critters are lacking.
Fires are starting.

My pen well seems to have dried up with the weather.
I have not been blogging.
I have not been creating.
I have not been doing much of anything.
I fear I have been withering with the leaves.

It's dry.
Too dry to blink an eye.

Remember the poem "rain rain go away, come again another day".
Let today be that day!

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