Saturday, January 25, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Eleven

Why yes, this is you re-enacting Monty Python and the Holy Grail on halloween
night while you're dressed up as Luigi...

You have been on this earth for 11 years my son and I am so grateful for your presence in my life.

I love your humor.  You make me laugh every single day...the best part of parenting you!

I love the way you dream incredible things up in that amazing brain of yours.  

I love how you think deeply about so many things and I love the conclusions you draw from your observations of life.

I love that you love to stay up late, sleep in, and stay home as much as possible!

I love watching you spar at karate tournaments... you have just come alive with drive and competitiveness...so fun to watch you!

I love to read the comics you create... so fun to watch you build a character through several issues.

I love watching super hero movies with you or catching an episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. with you!

Happy Birthday my sweet 11 year old!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Transcedance Movement Four- Whisper of the Soul

encounter- hope embraced

Whisper Of The Soul

Whisper from the folds of my soul
carry voice from the darkness into light.
Echoing years of silent laughter and tears,
and the aching reality of muffled screams.

The child within me was locked out of soul
humanness of emotion betrayed counterfeit mind.
The manufactured psyche danced with belief that disconnection would protect,
help me survive the years of injustice brought into my young heart.

The fragility of compassion revealed life from within
and though each expression of childhood was hidden from the world.
A good God recorded that which made me real,
in the folds of his soul where he kept my spirit.

There in his Spirit I could wait and find hope
until I could be safe to live the life he had planned.
Only in that strength can the whisper come to life again,

to bring a perspective of divine healing into reality.


*** It is good timing to be shifting to the fourth movement right here in the new year...it's like a divine plan I didn't even notice unfolding.  I'm content to be ending this piece of poetry on the hopeful note I wrote these final poems in years ago and to have them post live right at the beginning of 2014.  May this be a year of hope embraced for us all! ***

Monday, January 6, 2014

Nine


I love you my sweet girl and today you are nine!  I celebrate you because...

... You are wonderfully made.

... You are a kind and joyful soul.

... You are a friend to everyone...especially those kids who need a little extra care and nurturing.  No one had to teach you how to be so kind, it is just something you knew to be and I just love that about you!

... You love to love on kids younger than you.  You are such a nurturing girl!

... You are a thespian and watching you perform is a joy!  You can act, you can sing, you can dance, you can write songs and plays.  I am loving this part of your personality evolve!

... You are growing as an athlete.  You are a gymnast who is mastering round offs and just starting on back handsprings.  As a swimmer you are really just blossoming.  You are fast and you have great technique with your breast stroke, freestyle, and back stroke.  You learned flip turns and diving recently too.  What a joy it is to sit beside the pool or beside the mats when you swim and tumble!

... You don't take nuthin' from no one.  I'm sure it's an occupational hazard of being the only girl among siblings and local cousins.

... You are amazingly intelligent and you are excelling in academics.  You still love math and are enjoying science this year too.  You have developed excellent study habits this year and this is routinely reflected in the work you do.  You've taken your academic skills to new heights and I am so proud.

... You are growing spiritually and asking so many inquisitive and mature questions about faith.  I love that you aren't taking anything at face value and are searching your heart for what is love, what is kind, and what is true.

... You are a cuddly morning person!  You make every day a joy to meet because you snuggle up with me in bed and whisper sweet thoughts and dreams to me!

I hope you have the most wonderful 9th Birthday my child!