Every year my husband threatens to dig up these thistles…and every year I make sure he does NOT! Dotted here and there amongst the thorny spines sprout these glorious little balls of blue…perfect in their beauty. I try very hard to always look for the little bright spots in a world strewn with tangles & rough patches. Hopefully…as I grow older…and the world more unpredictable… I will ALWAYS be able to see them. I KNOW for sure…I will NEVER stop looking for them <3
“The Spirit of the Pond, a vain and selfish entity, wants to preserve his beauty by denying the ancient Tree Spirits his life-giving water in a time of drought. He discovers that in trying to save himself, he will lose everything he holds dear. In the circle of life, we are all dependent upon the actions and kindness of others. ” ALWAYS relevant!
When you sit beneath a tree…close your eyes and listen to the canopy above, the leaves whisper secrets of the earth to you.
Growing up with SISTERS, taught me that although we are 4 individual souls, our hearts beat as one. We are tied together by love & laughter…loss & sadness…whatever one feels? We ALL share in that emotion. Lori- the oldest and the one with the kindest heart…a gentle spirit…Lynn- the toughest…on the outside & nothing but mirth & mischief on the inside…Lana- the baby…but the even keel we all need when our seas get rough. I LOVE them all…they make ME better. A Sister is the BEST gift a parent can give their child…AND I get to have THREE of them. How lucky am I? <3 <3 <3 <3
…One minute we are here…living, breathing, laughing…and the next? We are memories for those we’ve loved and left behind. We will ALL make this journey out of this world and into the next…what do you want people to say about you after you are gone? Think about your interactions LATELY…with those you love…with those you tolerate and those souls you do not know. Compare THAT with how you WANT to be remembered…? Every day IS a gift of opportunity laid at your feet. What will you do with tomorrow? <3
My favorite room in our house is the little porch off the kitchen. Screens keep out the bugs and the rain while letting EVERYTHING else in…the wind, the birds, the coyote howls, the owl hoots and the majesty of a thunderstorm!
During one of the most trying periods in American History, the Dust Bowl Era, when the dust storms came and scoured the earth, a little girl nurtures a courageous seedling she found trying to survive in the harsh & unforgiving conditions. She knows the blooms would bring a smile to her Mama’s tired face as she has heard stories of the garden she used to keep. What she doesn’t know is that the little flower promises something even more precious…Hope.
From her spot at the window, a young girl observes things most people have to pay to see. There are men walking around on stilts, giraffes, jugglers, gilded wagons, and a long line of elephants marching down the street, as she works in the costume department for The Greatest Show On Earth! Join Nora as she searches for her role in creating the magic for the circus.
The two girls watch each other across the crowded train car with intense interest. One holds tight to her little brother and the other clutches a mysterious basket. An unexpected secret will bind the two girls together, but dare they hope to find an adoptive family that will KEEP them together? Join Libby & Josie as they journey on one of the infamous Orphan Trains in 1896 from NYC to the Midwest in search of a forever family.