A Valentine’s Sonnet

I wrote this poem back in 1992, when I was dating my husband. It's a little sentimental, and there are times it maybe didn't ring true, but so far, our marriage is standing the test of time... I thought I'd share the poem with you today. Thanks to WordPress for the prompt (http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/cupids-arrow/)! FAITH, HOPE, … Continue reading A Valentine’s Sonnet

Sounds of Grace

Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound... recently a friend asked on Facebook, "What does Grace sound like?" While there were some cute comments like "I know a few girls named Grace, and they all sound nice", this question really got me thinking. It's one of those phrases that I have heard a million times and … Continue reading Sounds of Grace

Sour Cherries

A friend recently posted a photo on Facebook asking what kind of cherry she had found. It is like a large chokecherry. While I couldn't definitively answer her question, it reminded me of the sour cherry tree we had in our backyard the first decade of my life. It was quite an old, large tree … Continue reading Sour Cherries

Picking Mayflowers

I have such crisp memories of picking wild mayflowers with my brother. Scrounging around on the sun-splashed forest floor, moving decaying leaves with our bare hands to find a delicately scented flower smaller than a dime. Trailing arbutus are not easy to find; their flowers tend to hide under the leaves. It takes quite a … Continue reading Picking Mayflowers