Monday, January 21, 2013

politically purple

in the making
president barack obama
is being publicly sworn in
during an inauguration assembly
in washington dc
and much to my pleasure
his beautiful daughters
malia and sasha
chose to wear
these magnificent coats
to the festivities
bless them both
as they continue to navigate
the difficult teenage years
in the whitehouse
and bless us all
as we enter an era of change
for we must
get back to working together
for the betterment
 of our country

Thursday, January 17, 2013

fresh flowers...

and ric rack
brighten up
the quilt shop...
on my special day
thank you matt & jessica
you are two
of the sweetest teenagers
i know
i am grateful to share
my life with
and you with

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

fifty three...

it's going
to be the
best one yet... much excitement the
past few days
i am giddy and
and i can't share one
darn bit of it
other than this
melt your heart message
from the teenager
love that boy so much
it feels really good
to be fifty three
and free

Thursday, January 3, 2013

one quarter of a century...

that's how long
i have had the
privilege of...
...mothering this sweet child
he was my first born
it was a new experience
i rocked the job
in the beginning
maybe even
 thru the toddler years
once he reached school
i simply repeated
i had observed
i had been taught
and that's when my skills
started not being
so great
i look back now
with tears flowing down
 my cheeks
i should have
wrapped my arms
around him more
and simply held him
i should have
just allowed him to be
to share what he wanted
to share
and shut up
i should have worried less
about what others thought
i should have learned that
as a mother
you put your own needs
behind his
i should have accepted
his choices
without criticism
and when i failed at that
i should have learned
to apologize
i should have told him
i love him
every single day
i know this
 that's what
i'm yearning for
for me
the child within me
it's not too late
i'm still alive
and thankfully he's still
 beside me

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

a new beginning...

 to making it
 the best one yet