She stared out the window, Though she didn’t really know why she was watching For footprints in the snow. Expectation filled her; She was apprehensive too, Studying the ground For footprints old or new. There was just a blanket As far as the eye could see, Stretching smooth and white; Where could her darling be?Continue reading “FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW”


Building of any kind starts with a dream, Unfolding into ideas and plans; Investments of time, imagination, often material resources; Listening to good counsel and considering all angles; Discussing possibilities and alternatives; Identifying pitfalls, solving problems and sometimes trying again; New approaches that bring even bigger results; Growing and establishing greater presence. Be sure toContinue reading “BUILDING”


There will be no rocking chair for me! I have music to learn and songs to write; Books to read and places to see. There will be no footstool for my feet! There are hikes through unexplored mountains; Walks around town and friends to meet. Retirement is not in my plans! There are still thingsContinue reading “DECLARATION OF STRENGTH AND HOPE”


Shades of reality; Moments of truth; Not knowing who I’ll be; Yet I’m still walking through This journey called life With its promise so bright; making discoveries; Gaining more sight. I don’t mind the travel On such a road; There’s more to be revealed; More stories to be told Of joys and sorrow, Of learningContinue reading “RESPECTING THE PROCESS”