Today is my 39th birthday (again).
Well, my true age is yet to be found out.
Anyway, my family wrote poems for me,
filled with love, smiles (and a little embarrassment).
I’d like to share their writing, for a change. ♥
From Dad, at the young age of 93
It was a Saturday morn-
And Lauren was born!
Mom was in good spirits and
Both of us were wondering-
a boy or a girl?
If a girl, would she have curls?
If a boy, would he be a “Milton Berle?”
When Mom delivered, the doctor said,
“You have a beautiful baby girl.”
Mom replied, “Are you sure?”
The doctor said, “See for yourself;
This is not a blur!”
With that, Mom was very sure
and through the years, LOVE ENDURED!
From My Sister, Susie
God blessed me with a much younger sis
at age 11 an unexpected and exciting twist
Growing up wasn’t always bliss
especially when refusing her request to play
her eyes might mist
Despite the gap in our ages, some of our personality traits match
loving homemade cookies and baking a tasty batch
Being avid readers we love to turn the pages
Although we share the gift for words
while I speak to be heard
my sis created a blog and pens poetry from her heart
which inspires and entertains her readers
While I adopted two sons, sis adopted a playful coppery puppy
These cuddly canines (Copper, Inka, and Remy)
love when it’s time for their daily walk
My sons became Star and Life Boy Scouts
Sister’s son is a Life Scout about to follow his dad’s example
by soon achieving Eagle, something to joyfully shout about
Our hair style with bangs is long and straight
and requires an occasional highlight
to cover strands of gray
What a twist of fate
God has graced us with the gift of faith
Loving husbands and two children each
We’re definitely opinionated and don’t hesitate
to express how we feel or what we think
To have a talented sis who is so great
I’m positively tickled pink
From My Daughter
Today is your birthday
another year younger, right?
Time keeps moving forward
but you stay youthful and quite,
so, that’s not how life unfolds
We get older, we age
Laugh lines increase, weight goes up and down
after the turning of every page
But at 52, you have timeless beauty
Your sea blue eyes never cease to shine
You smile always in that perfect rectangle
and your laugh is always light and kind
Well, sometimes it’s loud and weird
and I’m not sure where your goofiness comes from
but I wouldn’t trade those for the world
because that’s you beating to your own drum
Which is what you (and Dad) have taught us, kids (haha)
You have been a wonderful mom and continue to do so
Your arms are always open and your love continues to grow
into a beautiful flower, you’ve blossomed
Getting married, having kids and settling down
I know being a parent can be tough
but you have held on and not fallen to the ground
Giving up isn’t your style
although, sometimes you probably want to
Just know that you are an awesome and strong person
who can handle anything you puts her mind to
Bills, working, difficult boss, chauffeuring us around
You’ve done it all
and continue to conquer it with guts and ba..
Love is what you give to us every day
even if we can’t see it or even when we fight
Our friendship will always be tight
Happy Birthday, Ma!
Enjoy your day!
You deserve the best!
So, don’t worry about the pay
From my Son
Today is a day of celebration,
of reminiscing on highs and lows,
as you commemorate fifty two years of your creation.
So many people have helped you grow;
they’ve been there for you as you balanced the equation
of who you are and what to show.
Life has not always been the best
but no matter what, you always stay strong,
because you know, with love and hope, nothing can infest
what you call your family. We are not wrong,
for we must confess
that your love helps to bind us together; lifelong.
So be happy and merry,
smile with joy,
knowing that today, those around you will carry
your burdens because today is about you; we will not annoy
you. We will all be your magical “fairy.”
Now go enjoy!
From My Sister, Debbie (Remember When)
It was decades ago when you were a child and I was the big sister,
I loved to take you to lunch to chat and have a burger.
We loved books, music and country charm, and we were taught
The Golden Rule to do no harm.
Now time has sped by through laughter and tears,
and we still help each other overcome our fears.
Though we live miles away, and wish it were minutes,
the bond that we share will never diminish.
So now we’re “mature” and a lot has been said,
but with God ever faithful, we’ll still look ahead.
I’m glad you’re my sister and also my friend,
and we have a connection that never will end.
So have a birthday to remember, good food, wine and cake,
and though we won’t be there, it still will be great!
From My Hubby
Our love has grown stronger through the years,
In between, we’ve shed a few tears.
My love for you is second to none,
and because of this, you are my Hun.
Together we raised two beautiful children
To me, you’re one in a million
Through good times and bad our love has grown,
you have the sweetest heart I’ve ever known.
I’m here with you now and forever,
as our life unfolds, we’ll always walk together.
Thank you, My Family, these are the best gifts. ♥
I love the smell of coffee, the taste of coffee ice cream or frozen yogurt, but I’ve never liked coffee itself until just a few years ago…I’ve acquired a taste, but not to drink it black! A little non-fat milk and sweet n low will do the trick or my favorite is a Vanilla Latte (non-fat).
Kim from http://silentlyheardonce.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/coffee-anyone tagged me and I’m actually very late in following through. Please forgive me, Kim. I’m not good at these anymore!
However, since I enjoy meeting friends for coffee these days, I couldn’t pass this up, so here we go…
1) How many cups of coffee per day? One cup, but not necessarily everyday…
2) What is your favorite caffeine delivery system? Well, I love chocolate, dark chocolate, but any chocolate will do, in addition to my coffee favorites (and no whip on the vanilla latte)!
3) What was your best cup of coffee? Our local coffee house is really good, Pete’s Coffee, and it’s there I’ll indulge in my favorite, but Starbucks is convenient, too! There’s been too many great cups to remember just one!
4) What was your worst cup of coffee? Any cup without a little sweetener; I love sweet things in life! ♥
5) What does your favorite mug say? I have a new white mug that my daughter decorated for me. It says “Lauren’s mug” on one side and “Coffee or tea?” on the other, with hearts and happy faces around it. She made a mug for herself, too, after finding the idea on Google.
6) How do you take your coffee? I’m repeating myself now, but a little non-fat milk and sweet n low…
7) When was your first cup? Many years ago, in my younger years!
8) Have you ever gone on a coffee tea date? Not when I was dating (over 25 years ago), however, once or twice a month, I’ll meet some girl friends at Pete’s. I might be crazy, but I love the ambiance in coffee houses…the aromas, old friends catching up, new friends getting to know each other, and of course, the vanilla lattes! There’s just something about talking over a cup of coffee or tea that is appealing to me. I have to admit that I’m in Pete’s more than I should be, so I know everyone by name and they know me. That can’t be good!
Okay, now it’s time for the invitations…well, there was just no way I could narrow them down to a select few, so if you’re interested, come along, enjoy some coffee, great friendships and send out your own invites! If coffee isn’t your “cup of tea” then that’s fine, too! Just so you know, I’m thinking of you all! ♥
With love and hugs,
Here’s a Valentine wish
for my hubby to whom I’m smitten
and to all of you
who peek at what I’ve written,
to my dearly missed Mom,
it’s been a year since she’s been gone
to my family who support me,
they’re as strong as the sea
Today isn’t just a day for lovers,
It’s a day of love that covers
everyone who adds
color to your life,
lessens the strife,
adds calm to your crazy,
brings life to your lazy,
and adds love with a hug.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
With many x’s and o’s,
♥ ♥ ♥
Photo: Google Images
We sail through life smoothly
until a wave knocks us down
with no means for escaping
no turning around or backing away
We’re still caught in the aftermath
of that dismal day
The best move is to dive in head first
We may get hurt
where our emotions could run so wild
that our souls would be fully drained
from the collision of shock,
new found pain
Where tears could fall so long and hard
that face muscles would begin to dance
and our happiness would be scarred
Our only choice then,
is to move forward
We must learn to deal
the hand we’re dealt
and consent to acceptance
With weeping more infrequent
and the embracing of strength
Our eyes will open to the light and follow
allowing Hope and Faith
to enter our hearts once again
© LScott 2013
Dedicated to my family
with all my heart. ♥
My family has received some life altering news
that we’re still trying to process and therefore,
I won’t be blogging for awhile. I’m not sure how long
and I will miss your wonderful talents,
but I wish you an abundance of peace and happiness.
I also ask that you hold my family in your prayers.
They will be greatly appreciated.
There once was a dog named Copper
He had pearly whites in his chopper
but harmless was he
Wouldn’t harm a bee
His eyes were big heart stoppers
Six months ago, we brought him home
and watched him while he roamed
He sniffed around
without a sound
then laid down with his bone
His new home is his comfort zone
You wouldn’t believe how he’s grown
More like a horse
threw us off course
but how would we have known?
We’re very lucky to have adopted another wonderful dog.
Copper is a great addition to our family and
he’s a big lovable baby! ♥
These are first attempts at writing limericks.
I hope you enjoyed. They’re fun, but challenging.
When I think of Mom, I think pink
Cherry blossoms in the spring
I think elegance and grace
and I envision her beautiful face
Her smile would warm others for miles
When I think of Mom
I’m saddened to know
I can’t call her and hear her “hello”
but I can see her
clearly as the garden from my window
and each day she graces my memories
while my love for her grows
© LScott 2012
Mom ~ June 1921 – February 2012