Sunday, April 21, 2013

columbus creativity...

i've been fortunate
to have an
extra corner...
.
 
...for creativity
in columbus
it was decked
in scarlet and gray
a homage to the home team
i used to come down
often
then we opened
 the quilt shop
and my time became
less free
yet so much more
 rewarding
there were signs
gentle nudges
perhaps
followed by thunder claps
 to the ears
that told us the time
 had come
to let someone else
enjoy the surroundings
i believe we were
listening
to a higher calling
for today we entered
into a contract
less then twenty four hours
on the market
divinely lead
no doubt
i'm sure
as i gather
 my sewing machine
stamps and crafts
it will be hard to say
goodbye
they're never easy
but i shall be ready
to prepare for our
next chapter

Monday, April 1, 2013

this side of the aquarium...

one of our
favorite easter
memories...
.
 
...is the year
our precious sarah
discovered
the easter bunny
travels in a big white limo
we've never had
the courage to tell her
that only happens
when he is visiting
sick kiddos
she was a patient that year
another respiratory crisis
followed by pnuemonia
i just happened to
be pushing her
in a wheelchair
down by the lobby when
the charming scene
unfolded
i've never forgotten
 all those times
we spent on the floor
of the cleveland clinic children's hospital
i was always so touched
by the various gifts
delivered by volunteers
that's why our delivery
of more than one hundred pillowcases
feels so extra special good
i know there are parents
who are hurting right now
because
 it is a terrible
feeling to watch
 your child suffer
in a hospital bed
those thoughts were confirmed
as we walked about yesterday
words do not need
 to be exchanged
just eye contact
is enough
followed by the slight smile
when they realize
our girl has done something
special for them
in loving memory of her
friend kristen kirton
i am so very grateful that
we have been given the
 privelege
to return to the peds floor
and be on this side
of the aquarium