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February 22, 2011

Feel more than told

I looked out my window and saw skies of gray
and heard that the forecast had called for deep snow.
Through rose-colored windows, I saw the spring day
when I could see enough to feel more than told.

Posted by carl1236 at 6:34 PM

February 15, 2011

Spring goodbye

How can I, see her when,
Tears well up, In my eyes?
Spring is like, Saltwater,
I hate it, Spring goodbye.

Posted by carl1236 at 1:47 AM

I'd wish for you to sing

So don't you want to know, I'm over you the snow!
I will believe in Spring, if only wish were true,
I'd wish for you to sing, and never were you blue.

Posted by carl1236 at 12:58 AM

Goodbye Snow

Goodbye Snow; We'll make a man out of you next year again.
Seasons end; When leaves are falling, I'll remember you then!

Posted by carl1236 at 12:55 AM

February 11, 2011

Do you see anything in your children that reminds you of your spouse?

This is an interesting question I pulled from my "Journal in a Jar" this morning. The short answer is yes. Of course I question all of my views on life so I naturally expand this question to include humanity. I ask myself if people pass on to their offspring, not only genetic physical characteristics, but also dispositions. I do see in my daughter many of the same characteristics in her motherhood that my wife has as a mother. The way she handles and cares for the new baby, the way she is strong even when she doesn't feel like she is. I know my daughter will be a great mom just like my wife. Is that motherhood in general? Or is that a disposition that she inherited from her mother? I've seen many moms I could not compare with my wife in the care and love they use toward their children in daily practice. So I see that as something positive, whether my daughter learned by first-hand experience while growing up or whether the disposition was genetic, I'm really happy with my daughter and how she is handling being a new mom! And that reminds me of her mom, my wife.

Posted by carl1236 at 12:19 PM