Thursday, August 18, 2016


marches on
it does not stop
it is a continual forward motion

keeps spinning
each day a new day
always going
never ceasing

no matter how hard
we try to hold on
time does not stand still

our only choice
is to accept.

we can store up
the memories
of time well spent
with loved ones
holding on tightly
to the memories
but, alas we cannot make time
stand still.

so, I choose to
to soak up the
precious treasures
of family time.

boys playing with sticks, riding tractors,
parades, hiking, basketball, parks,
running, playing at the beach, laughter,
picking blackberries, quad & zoom rides,
cows, helping gramps in the field,
dairy queen blizzards, movie nights,
campfires, skipping rocks, hay forts, giggles
and of course the fights. ;)
sleeping under the stars
pancakes and pop tarts

oh, it was busy.
it was loud
it was crazy
but, it was the best.

pictures and sweet memories
I hold them ever so
tightly and ever so closely
to my heart.

because I know
oh, yes I am sure...
that time does not stand still
and these days and memories
are the sweetest of treasures.

(all photos belong to melody-mae do not borrow!)


Monday, May 23, 2016

a healthy habit

a daily walk or run

time alone
all to myself
something that I do daily
it is mine and mine alone
I can spend it:
praying, singing, praising, meditating

a daily walk or run

outside in the fresh air-
great for my health and attitude
but, oh so good for my soul!


Saturday, May 21, 2016

simple words for today~

simple words to describe


clouds swirl above
the wind blows
trees bend
while the sky turns gloomy

it's the perfect kind of day
to stay inside
curled up with a
sneaking in a nap
or two.