Heike aka Goddess In The Groove has a blog that makes me go "Ohhh.....". It is on my favourites list and I usually check it out every week. Because December was such a busy month I had neglected getting back to it (and all of my other favourite blogs) since long before Santa came to visit. In January when I finally got a few minutes I went over to read what Heike has been up to. This lovely poem was in one of her pre-Chrismas posts. As I was reading it for some reason I thought of my baby girlz. This describes her. She is such a strong woman. I love her and am very proud of her. So Jaime, this blog's for you!
After a While By Veronica Shoffstall
After a while you learn the subtle difference between
holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning
and company doesn't mean security,
And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts
and presents aren't promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open,
with the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child,
And you learn to build all your roads on today because
tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans.
After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,
instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure...
That you really are strong,
And you really do have worth.