Pure Joy


I love to babysit my two little grandsons, Charlie, 3 years old and Eddie, 13 months old.

I usually have them at my house one day a week and sometimes more often than that.

They are a challenge at times but most of the time I am just in awe of the conversations with little Charlie and the level of maturity of this little 3-year-old.

He told his grandfather today that he wants to be an Engineer and there is no doubt in my mind that he could just be that someday.

The funniest comment came from Charlie today when his grandfather was trying to persuade Charlie to eat his hot dog for lunch.  Grandpa said, “a lot of times I don’t even eat the hotdog with the bun.  I eat the hotdog by itself just like a banana”!  Charlies’ response to this was; “Grandpa, that’s not funny”!  Grandpa and Grandma looked at each other and laughed and laughed.

Grandchildren are such a joy!

They certainly exceed all expectations  and they are definitely a gift!




A Gift Of Love

Editor’s Note:  I dedicate this poem to Tasha and John who have recently lost their Mother, Bonnie.



Live, laugh, love and dream

These lovely words so true

She always taught us to believe

Feel love our whole life through


Our dreams are full with thoughts of her

We know she’s always near

The flowers in the garden tell

She planted them last year



 The Angels let me come each day

My presence as a warming glow

My whisper is a sweet soft breeze

I am always here you know.



Heaven is a lovely place

So peaceful, warm, so free

I did not want to leave so soon

But the angels beckoned me


My darling family please do know

How close I am to you

Watching, smiling, loving, caring

A breath away it’s true


We will love you forever more

On this you can depend

Things will never be the same for us

Without our Mom and our best friend.





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Shall I Resist

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Shall I resist to read the news

Of troubled people throughout this worldappreciate-happiness

Is there just no good out there today

Has happiness left, only sadness unfurled

So many in power predicting such doom

Can they not see a way to end all the strife

So many depend on their knowledge and power

Can they honestly bring us a safe happy life

Yes it’s time to resist sadness, to start anew

Please do tell all those who see no end

We have so much to be thankful for

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For if we lose faith, only see gloom and doom

Tomorrow will be lost, so please do fight

Look up, see the sky and the beautiful sun

Don’t listen to those who shadow your light

Now is the time  to say I have won

You have life, you have strength, a future to live

Don’t let the world’s troubles become yours today

You alone can change the future;  you have so much to give. 




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Someday Is Not Ours


Someday is such a common phrase 

I say it all the time, do you?

Someday I want to join the gym

Have to get in shape, it’s true

Someday I’ll give my friend a call

I should visit her tomorrow

But, wait, I have to clean my house

One day won’t cause her sorrow

I’ll take my grandson for a walk

He loves to spend the time

Oh dear I cannot right now

We can go anytime

Someday we’ll wish we had not said

We’ll put it off for now

For we all know the real truth is

Today is ours not tomorrow.



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Infinite Beauty At Night


To gaze upon a star filled sky so infinite and bold

The stars abundantly shine for miles

Across the sky, a wonder to behold

So many nights we sit in awe, some nights we never see

The beauty of our mother earth surrounded by the glow

Billions of the planets as they circle you and me

We are a speck, a tiny spot in this wide universe

So awesome when you think of this

 So wondrous yet diverse

As I look up into that sky my thoughts go on and on

Just like the many stars out there

Can I stay here till the dawn.





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