A vase of dandelions. Who has a vase of dandelions? They speckle the yards. Reminding grown ups its time to cut the grass. The gardener pulls them out, hoping to separate it’s roots from the earth, Never to sprout again. Who has a vase of dandelions? Mother does. The fluffy golden yellow buds brighten the … More Vase of Dandelions
After you rub your groggy eyes in the morning I open your curtains to welcome the sun. You realize a new day has begun. And someone who loves you is waiting… To see a little smile. I watch you run freely; Independent from me. I want to join, but I have to let you be. … More I See a Little Smile
It’s 6:30 am and my kids have re-started the fantasy game they began the previous evening up until Mom and Dad told them they had to stop because it was dinner and bedtime, promising they could play again in the morning. As soon as their little bodies and big imaginations woke up, the dragon was … More Listen to the Laughter
We just planted our tomato and pepper seeds so they will have a good 12 weeks or so to grow healthy and strong before we plant them into the garden for the summer. It means spring is near, even though March is just beginning. It also makes me think about how tired and anxious I … More Mary, Mary, How Does Your Garden Grow?
It was lunch time and my four-year old daughter sat eating the remaining peanut butter dip on her plate using her index finger. I sit back and watch her. She swoops up a big glob of peanut butter onto the tip of her finger and looks at it. Then she holds her finger up to me … More The Finger Woman
Most often, the saying you reap what you sow is used to imply negative actions resulting in consequences. But, it also applies to reaping a positive result from good intentions and efforts. Being a gardener, I see the literal meaning to this phrase every year. My husband and I both agree that if we had done … More Photo Reflection #2: You Reap What You Sow
A writer’s challenge is coming up with new stuff to write about. In my case I have chosen to write stories and blog about writing. I have spent the past week reading and researching about publishing, literary agents, submissions, copyright, tips and advice and today have been reading other authors’ short stories for fun. I’ll … More Finding the Other Shoe
Whatever that day contained and whatever tomorrow has in store for us, it is all worth it for that moment at night, for that kiss on their foreheads that gives me a little taste of heaven and reminds me of how truly blessed are we. I can say and pray, “Thank you God. I will gladly do it all again tomorrow.” … More Upon the Foreheads of Sleeping Angels