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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Three Days

Jakob in his room at the co-op house
with his new bike.
Picture taken by his girl friend, Katie.
He hitchhiked home
to help with the syrup.
Surprise Mom!
I cried.
My bearded son,
my special one.
(I have two
of those.)
I'll have
three whole days
with a "son
long gone".
I am happy.

A picture from last year.
 All three of my guys gathering the sap.
They boiled it together again this year.

I Love this wild eden.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

We Know

Winter holds us
in it's
bitter hand.
It's fist
but we
and raised,
we know
these seasons
by heart.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

My Boys

I am missing my boys today.
I miss them every day they are not at home.
But I am excited for them and
the lives they are living.
It's not that we don't enjoy life
while they are away.
We most certainly do!
Things are calmer and quieter
and that is nice.

They are best friends
and I am sure they are
missing each other also.
I am glad they live in the same town
and can visit each other often.

 I miss the music,
the laughter,
 the projects,
and togetherness .

When they are home
there is music everywhere. 

In four days
they will be home for a visit
and they are bringing
Jakob's girlfriend Katie too.
(It's her birthday
and a cake
will be baked!)
It's going to be wonderful!
Life is rich.

Saturday, January 18, 2014


it will be Spring
The lilacs
will bloom
and their
sweet scent
and hope
will mingle
in the fresh
washed air
and I will breath
it deeply in
and I will
come alive.
I will wake
from my
winter stupor
and my soul
will scream
and sing
with hope–
clean fresh hope.

Friday, December 27, 2013


The silence
is yours.
Take it
as a gift.
in it.

Monday, December 9, 2013


I walked

and it

to snow.

Some moments
are so beautiful,

I feel rich

for just having
lived through them.
 Mike, Jakob, Katie and Jesse
Getting the tree.

Jakob and Katie

Thursday, December 5, 2013


Everything needs
but I feel
I need to sit
and watch
the way that
getting done.