Personal, Poetry

What we remember – “April 14”

Some days are heavy with memories. April 14th is one such—the day my first child was born. Actually, she wasn’t my first child. Like so many women, I had a prior pregnancy that ended in a miscarriage. That miscarriage occurred a year before my baby girl was born. (Both were right around Easter.) Today, a… Continue reading What we remember – “April 14”

Form poems, Kids, People, Personal, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Special Day (Spiritual Journey Thursday)

Welcome to Spiritual Journey (first) Thursday, hosted here today. This month we’re exploring the topic “special days.” Following my thoughts, below, is a widget where you can leave the link to your post. Somebody's turning seven! (Photo © 2018 by V. Nesdoly) The look on the face of my four-year-old granddaughter—of excitement, anticipation, I’m-ready-for-the-spotlight—said it… Continue reading Special Day (Spiritual Journey Thursday)

People, Personal

I sit in a circle of women …

  BABY SHOWER I sit in a circle of women, exclaiming over sleepers, booties and bibs, careful not to startle the porcelain doll – soft unaccustomed weight in my arms. I glimpse, across the circle, my baby almost 17 and beautiful laughing with her friends. © 2004 by V. Nesdoly **************** Happy Birthday to my… Continue reading I sit in a circle of women …