A few stories and poems of my own:
blue calico apron: a poem

The Sparrow
**The sparrow is not a story for the pleasure of reading. It is a letter I have written and am sending to churches in our area on behalf of families who are living lives similar to our own. However, you may want to read it to learn what you can do for such families.You have my permission to forward this story to your pastor.
::The reading zone::
Most of you know that my favorite author is Nicholas Sparks.  Have any of you read his latest?

The guardian was a great novel! Just like most of his books: humor, love, and of course, tears. This book has a twist of action, which was also very exciting! I have read every novel, each of them, as intoxicating as the last.  However, my favorite, and probably closest to my heart is: The Rescue.  I feel that I related so well to the story, being that I am a mother of a special needs little boy, not to mention, other areas of my life also run parallel to the main charactor's life. So, to me, personally, this one is his sweetest....
The Guardian
The Rescue
Some of my favorite quotes::

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller


Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. ~ Mother Teresa

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, "I used everything you gave me." ~ Erma Bombeck

Giving birth is little more than a set of muscular contractions granting passage of a child. Then the mother is born. ~ Erma Bombeck

I haven't trusted polls since I read that 62 percent of women had affairs during their lunch hour. I've never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex. ~ Erma Bombeck

(in case you didn't notice, I really enjoy Erma Bombeck's wisdom and wit :)

That which is bitter to endure, may be sweet to remember. ~ Thomas Fuller

Always do what you are afraid to do.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (I just haven't been able to follow through on this one, those of you who know me, understand..)

If you will call your troubles experiences,
and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you,
you will grow vigorous and happy,
however adverse your circumstances may seem to be. ~ John R. Miller

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson