21 May 2015

30 Words :: Honored


Character
Scholarship
Leadership
Service
means far more
knowing
you were recommended,
you applied,
you sought this honor
you achieved this yourself
So proud of the incredible young man
you are 

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My son, Calvin was inducted into the National Honor Society at the year end awards ceremony this morning. I had no idea that he was even considered for this honor until I received the invitation on my dashboard on Monday morning (so sad his dad had to miss it...on business in Prague!). With the reading of the NHS pledge, he is starting to lay the foundation for his next big leap, and I couldn't be more proud of the young man that was standing before me. Congratulations to Calvin and all of his Junior and Senior classmates on this great honor!

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY PLEDGE
I pledge to maintain my high scholastic standing,
To hold as fundamental and worthy
An untarnished character,
To endeavor intelligently and courageously
To be a leader,
And to give of myself freely in service to others.
In so doing, I shall prove myself worthy
Of a place in the National Honor Society.



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14 May 2015

30 Words :: While they last...

They don't last, 
these harbingers of sun-drenched days.
Bursting forth like so many exploding violet-hued fireworks, 
instantly commanding attention.
Inhale deeply 
the heady scent 
that won't return 
until 
next 
year.

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Thank you to my friend, Miss Laura, for the sweet-smelling surprise on my desk on Wednesday morning! She is known as the 'lilac thief' in our area, and I am glad that she shares her spoils with me! ;-)

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07 May 2015

30 Words :: My Mother's Day


My mother's day-to-day 
is lived in 
the fog of Alzheimer's,
but that doesn't mean she isn't there.  
I filled the world 
with color 
to bring joy 
to my Mother’s Day.


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Hug those who mother you tight.

Be they an aunt, a cousin, a grandmother, a neighbor, a teacher, a friend or the mother who raised you.

Because when they aren't there you will miss it.

Thankfully, my mother still recognizes me as someone special, even if she can't say my name or tell you who I am. But that is okay. I still get to hug her tight and tell her how much I love her, hoping that the words will penetrate the walls that Alzheimer's has erected. I have kissed her more this past year than I had in the previous ten. We just have a different sort of relationship these days. Simpler. Less talking, more holding hands.

Now that my mother has been at Whispering Pines assisted living facility for over a year, I have spent many a day visiting and creating with these other wonderful women, who have adopted me in their own way. From conversations and songs with Miss Shirlee... hugs and kisses and compliments from Miss Ernie... smiles and laughter from Miss Theresa... they each fill a need that I have that I might not be able to get from my own mother due to the ravages of this disease.

My daughter and I recently had the chance to work with these lovely ladies to make decorations for their recent Mother’s Day tea party. We used coffee filters that we had dip-dyed with Kool-Aid in glorious pastel shades, and helped them transform them into pretty posies for the tables. Everlasting blooms created by their hands.

Wishing all the women throughout my life who have been there for me... to guide me and bless me with their love and support... a Happy Mother's Day! Thank you for making me who I am today.

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30 April 2015

30 Words :: A Prince & His Princess


Prom 2015 by Slidely Photo Gallery
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He waited patiently. 
She emerged shimmering, head-to-toe.
He looked like the handsome prince. 
She was his princess.
Striking couple, dressed and ready for the ball.
Memories to last a lifetime.


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23 April 2015

30 Words :: Cousin It


This is what happens on a
blustery, Graupel-laden day 
in Wisconsin 
in April 
on the ten paces it took
from the door to the car.
Cousin It came to visit! ;-)

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