Thursday, January 30, 2014

tattered & torn...

many years
of
healing warmth
 
and love
from this quilt
my very first
paper pieced
hexagon
 stitched by hand while
i was in college
this week
it was my comfort
while i slept
in a chair
due to a frozen
back after
shoveling the drive
there are places
that need repaired
but i can't bring
myself to do so
as the vision
is so alive
when i think
of my
kiddos
curled up
underneath
when they
were not feeling
 so well
i cherish those
memories
and each thread
that is hanging
and
seam that is
 torn open
is there
from their
tiny hands
yet
comforted hearts

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

another year...

older...yes
wiser
i hope so...

my girl and i
made our annual
trek down to the q
for disney on ice
i watched
her closely
she demonstrates
such enthusiasm
the minute the big
eared mices
skate through the curtain
even though she's
seen them a
bazillion times
and i marvel
at that
i want to live
like sarah
just simply
enjoy
each and every
moment
that's what i wish
for this fifty fourth year
of mine
to simply enjoy
everything
all the little
moments

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

all we really need...

i recently wrote
a note
to someone...
 
who had been
quick to judge me
and
 turn me into
a villain
my sentiment was
 simply this
i really
 could not understand
the position that
had been taken
when all we
(my husband and i)
needed
was love
i have been trying to
articulate
for some time
a message
and
this week
a friend of mine
said for me in just
a few words
what i've been trying to
for years
using fear, guilt 
shaming and negativity 
does not build love 
trust 
or a feeling of safety 
just supposing
 the call had instead
been about love
just love
the outcome would
have been
 so much
different
today i vow
to spread some love
forgiveness
followed by love
for that is all we
really need

Wednesday, January 1, 2014