young couple

i see you.
so in love.
on a sunset walk, holding hands.
walking your dog.
talking about your dreams.
the future your orchard.

i was once you. before kids took over my body. before responsibilities took over my free time. 
young couple, enjoy your time together.
things change.
you’ll open your eyes, look up and realize 20 years have passed.

i’m still you, only 20 years older. and 20 years wiser.

still in love and full of dreams.

solid

With all this hatred flowing through the veins of our country and world, everything feels unsure and scary.

I need a solid ground to sit upon.

So I remember that I will still push snooze every morning.

Take my kids to school.

Keep the laundry going.

Make dinner.

Collect the eggs from my chickens.

Give my kids sweet dream kisses when they go to bed.

Go grocery shopping.

Fill the car with gas.

Look up at the clouds and breathe.

Pay our monthly bills.

Wash the dinner dishes.

Feel the rain on my face.

Drink my glass of wine.

Brush my teeth every day.

Lay down next to and dream with my best friend.

These are my solids. They will not change.
These are the things that will have to keep me grounded to the present.

Be my Valentine

my sweet valentineI refuse to buy those cheap Valentine’s that end up in the garbage. So I tell my kids that if they want to exchange Valentine’s with anyone, they have to make them themselves.

This one was for his best, girl friend.