Saturday, February 16, 2013

Deep Secret (not)

Here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(ok, everybody knows!)

here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud

and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;
which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide

and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart...

                                                                                                             ~ee cummings


(more to come from our Jan. time together!)

Friday, February 15, 2013


The Bible encourages us to
"pray without ceasing"
How is this even possible?!?
Well, aside from joining a monastery,
Keith gives us one way...

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Peaceful Lioness

Latin:  Olive / Representing Peace
Hebrew:  Lioness


She's here!

Our Peaceful Lioness!
love your name, Livia...
I love the meaning even more.
You entered this world peacefully.
No crying for if you embraced your name already!
You have captured so many hearts already...

even the monitors love you!
if your first meeting is any indication,
 you have a big brother who
is going to adore you...
be forwarned...
we are picture taking fools!
But it is so worth it...
our Little Lioness,
welcome to this world...

...and we will bask
 in the peace you bring to us!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


I have a girl
who has a birthday today!
And she's spending
 her day
hiking in the woods
Followed by special dinner
in downtown A-ville.
All I can say is...
Rachel, I wish I was with you!

To share your world with you once again!
To share your special day!
To celebrate you!
Happy birthday, dear daughter!
I love you!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

We're All Ready, Livia!

We're all ready, Livia, to meet you!
Recently, a celebration was held in your honor
with people bearing gifts in anticipation of your arrival.
Family and friends who love you already.
And a big brother
 who must wonder
...I can see his pointer finger against his lips now
as he say, "hmmmmmm?"
as he contemplates how,
when he just learned that a body part is named "belly",
and it is now being called "BABY"!
Can someone please explain that!?!?
There is another one arriving soon also!
Dads are friends.
Moms are friends.
You two have a ready made
friendship waiting to happen!
Your room is prepared, Livia.
                                                                                                                                        Pics compliments of Michelle
 And the bags are packed.
We are waiting.
For the day of your birth!