Saturday, May 20, 2017

rain...sharing life

darkening skies
thunder in the distance
rain is falling
it brings relief
it brings comfort

to my soul

sometimes life is
sometimes life is rain

this is a time for such

sharing life..


Thursday, May 4, 2017

it can be nothing...sharing life

sometimes we are...

let down

it can be...


it can be...

...sharing life


Thursday, April 27, 2017

speaking hope...sharing life

side by side
reaching out
getting down in the midst
of pain
of hurt
reaching out
being there
I can't fix people
but I can
be there
with them
for them
with them

speaking hope...
sharing life


friends & birthdays...sharing life

A few close friends
we come together over a meal
 we catch up on each other's lives
we celebrate
we come together for a birthday
a celebration...
of life

it is...

it is...

it is...
sharing life


Sunday, April 9, 2017

fletcher...sharing life

My Dad told us stories
stories of his past
fun facts never heard before
how fun to hear of Fletcher
the pet crow
Fletcher, the crow
taken from the nest
raised by Dad.
Fletcher, who stole the dog food
Fletcher, who stole clothes pins...
from Grandma's clothesline.

Fletcher who sat on Dad's shoulder,
was his funny  pet.

I miss my Dad
I miss his stories
I miss my Dad's smile...
I miss his laughter as he shared...
 shared his childhood .

Precious memories live on.

my Dad
sharing life


Saturday, April 8, 2017

love filled us...sharing life

we look for happiness
we search for love
we desire joy

we find sadness
we discover hate
we reject joy

hope came to earth
grace saved us
love filled us

sadness is gone
hate disappears
our joy is full.

we share...
new possibilities

...sharing life


Friday, April 7, 2017

the house...sharing life

I pass the house
almost daily.

The house I shared
in another life
It was a dark time
I thought I would drown
I was suffocating
I was abused.
I had to hang on
I had to make life better
my children were my...

sharing life is...

one day
God stepped in
the darkness left.

we made it.

sharing life


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

a park, a fountain, a bubble lawnmower..sharing life

It was a different time
a different state
a different city
it wasn't home.
I had three little boys...
three little boys that were my world.
I had one best friend...
she listened
she supported
she understood.
Time away at the park
her youngest girl 
chasing my youngest boy...
my boy with his bubble lawnmower.
round and round the fountain
he ran
with bubbles flying
through the air...
and a little girl
with red curls
close behind.

we were...
sharing life


Sunday, April 2, 2017

a perfect image...sharing life

As I went through a box of old photos,
I came upon this photo of my maternal grandparents.

They are sitting at a picnic table in their back yard
My grandpa is looking over my grandma's shoulder
They both have cute little smirks on their faces.
My Dad is on the other side of the table
he is looking back behind him smiling.
I know it must be my Mom behind the camera.

A perfect image of...
sharing live

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

cemetery drive by...sharing life

I drive by
a quiet
I think about the lives...
the lives
represented in this place.
So many thoughts.

I wonder...
Was everything said?
Did they fulfill their dreams?
Did they discover their God given
purpose while on this earth?
Did they love well?
Did they live in the moment?
Did they experience beauty?
simple things.

I  think of the loved ones
left behind here.

Do they love well?
Are they living in each moment?
Are they discovering their purpose?
Do they see the beauty all around?

Are they sharing...


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

laundry at Mom's house...sharing life

I have a large load of clothes in the washing machine.
Wash cycle finished.
I try all of the settings
all of they cycles
It will not drain.
Dan's not home.
He's out of town.
I take each piece of clothing
out of the washing machine
wring them out the best I can.
Put them in a large garbage bag.
Load the bag in the car.
Off to Mom's I go with
Tucker in the backseat.

The washer and dryer
takes care of business
Tucker runs around the house
Mom and I
go through a box
 of very old
family photos.

family history



Monday, March 27, 2017

a baby shower~sharing life

Sharing life can also be celebrating life.
Babies, new life is to be celebrated.
Celebrations are to be shared.
Life is to be celebrated.
Life is to be shared.
Kelly and I attended her friend's baby shower.
It was...
ate lots of good food and yummy desserts.
watched her friend open lots of beautiful gifts.
shared in the joy of a new little person arriving soon.
chatted with friends.
Photos were taken.
Memories were made.

Sharing life.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

serving and protecting...sharing life

Last Wednesday  I was driving home from a coffee shop in downtown Toledo.
I saw police lights in the distance ahead of me.
I could see a vehicle pulled over with it's rear door open.
I thought to myself, looks like the car is being searched.
As I got closer I saw the car was broke down.
A few women were standing near the car.
A police officer was changing a flat tire for them.

God bless this officer of the Toledo Police Department


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

be in the moment...sharing live

How can I share life today?

a smile.
a glance.
a kind word.


be in the moment.


Saturday, March 18, 2017

sharing life...

Sharing life, sharing life with others
is something most of us take for granted.
I know I have.
Sharing life can be simple, quiet and orderly.
Sharing life can be complex, loud and confusing.
In my opinion, we are always sharing life.

In this blog, I will write my thoughts on this journey I call Sharing Life.

I hope you join me.