Category Archives: Poetry

Creaky floors…

This morning I realized I’m thankful for creaky floors!  Mike & I wake the boys up at 7AM.  We allow them 30 minutes to:  get up, get dressed, do bathroom stuff, make kefir shakes (Paul), tidy TV room (Michael), and be seated around the table for our family devotion at 7:30AM  If they take longer than 30 minutes, their consequence is going to bed at 8:30PM that night.  For each minute they are late to the table, that’s another minute BEFORE 8:30PM they go to bed.  BELIEVE ME, this is “torture” for our boys, lol!  (Funny, I actually LIKE this bedtime for myself!)  Anyways…back to creaky floors…by about 7:20AM, I find myself listening for signs that the boys are up and moving.  Following through on a punishment is definitely NOT a “fun” part of parenting, but we understand why it’s necessary.  I was sooo thankful today when I heard our upstairs floorboards squeak!  It inspired this poem:

 

A day out…

I was invited to go with Mike’s Mom & Sister out for shopping & lunch today.  It was a fun day out – something the 3 of us don’t do very often!  Mom & I ended the day visiting a new quilt shop in Louisville.  Mom loves to hand-quilt, and her work is beautiful!  (She also does all our mending & patching, too!)  Right now, she is looking for ‘the perfect” green to go with a new quilt she wants to piece together that her mother had embroidered MANY years ago.  While I am not a quilter, I LOVE CRAFTS & FABRIC STORES!  I love to walk into such colorful, cheerful places & admire beautiful handiwork…  The place today was neat, because not only did it have beautiful fabric, but the decorating was AMAZING!  (You can tell that I’m the type of person where PRESENTATION makes a BIG IMPRESSION, lol!)  Here’s a pic of a wonderfully creative way to display fabric in an antique head & foot board…

And I just LOVED this “dress” quilt.  I’ve never seen anything like this…

As I was preparing this post, it reminded me of a poem I had written for Mom in 2010.  So, for my “scrapbook”, I’ll end this post with that poem.  🙂

Are you a sewer, or an admirer, like me?

Here goes…

Welcome to our family’s blog.  My name is Dawn, and you’ll probably mostly be hearing from me.  You can learn more about me in our ABOUT page.  I am brand new to writing a blog, so bear with me as I learn.  Here’s the link to our ABOUT page for more info on that.  For years, I have been keeping a “pile” of notes, quotes, inspirations, Scripture verses, etc., that have made an impression on me.  I always thought that someday I’d either put everything in a scrapbook or perhaps even write a book…  BUT, honestly, I don’t think I should begin yet another new hobby, like scrapbooking, because I KNOW that I’d love it.  Problem is, there are soooo many things I love to do!  🙂  Other problem is, my “pile” is overtaking the box I’ve allocated for it… This year, I will be turning 40, and it seems the Lord has really been placing it on my heart to focus on the “legacy” I can leave behind for those after me.  Since I don’t know how many more days He wants me to work for Him here, I will use this blog as motivation to create a virtual “scrapbook”.  We will also use this blog to share snippets of our daily life, as well.  With that intro, I’ll leave this first post with a poem the Lord inspired me to write last Easter season…