05 June 2014

Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven with repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.

Though closer still the blinds we pull
To keep the shady parlour cool,
Yet he will find a chink or two
To slip his golden fingers through.

The dusty attic spider-clad
He, through the keyhole, maketh glad;
And through the broken edge of tiles
Into the laddered hay-loft smiles.

Meantime his golden face around
He bares to all the garden ground,
And sheds a warm and glittering look
Among the ivy’s inmost nook.

Above the hills, along the blue,
Round the bright air with footing true,
To please the child, to paint the rose,
The gardener of the World, he goes.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

20 April 2014

24 January 2014

little boys come with their dreams
their curious nature and love for dirt
they wrap our hearts with arms
that go from tiny to muscular
before we have time to say, wait!
while we are looking for the matching sock
they're daddies and then
they're pa's and poppa's and pawpaws
the circle of love and little boys

03 January 2014

Welcome 2014~I love you already.

06 December 2013

19 September 2013

10 September 2013

30 August 2013

26 August 2013

To Noah ~ On the First Day of First Grade

Dear God, I pray he's treated right
protected from all that gives him fright.
Protect his heart from those who make fun
because he's fat or maybe dumb.
If he's too skinny or too smart,
please, my Lord, protect his heart.

He's so happy and free with joy,
I'd hate to see that be destroyed.
Help him learn from his mistakes,
never give him more than he can take.
Give him all the love he needs,
bless him with the joy that makes him free.

Save him from the pain life can bring,
and make his precious little heart sing.
God, don't let the world take it away,
it"s too precious to let decay.
So God, I beg you, please
protect him now from what he sees.

Let him see life in a different light,
Let him see darkness as a starry night.
God, make his heart so very strong,
and spread to the World his happy song.
~ Amy Huston

10 August 2013

"Come said the wind to
the leaves one day,
Come o're the meadows
and we will play.
Put on your dresses
scarlet and gold,
For summer is gone
and the days grow cold."

~a children's song of the 1880's

08 August 2013

03 July 2013

14 June 2013

04 June 2013

06 May 2013

"A horse doesn't care how much you know,
until he knows how much you care."
Pat Parelli

02 May 2013

Whatever life gives you,
even when it hurts,
just be strong and
act like you're okay.
Strong walls shake,
but never collapse.

21 April 2013

Daddies, read this tonight.

Mommies, pass this to dad.

20 April 2013

18 April 2013

"Good friends, good books,
and a sleepy conscience:
this is the ideal life."

- Mark Twain

08 April 2013

my post on our family blog
took me to Jenny's family blog
which took me to reading
from the first
year of that blog
~ 2007

now i'm wrapped in memories
of noah's chubby legs and hands
ian's fascination with books
noah rolling christmas ornaments
ian leaving the little stage
and becoming more of a boy now

the old say memories comfort
i must not be old
they make me long for the days
of noah's chubby legs and hands
ian's fascination with books
noah rolling christmas ornaments
ian leaving the little stage
and becoming more of a boy now