Aunt Betsy, Scooter, My Mom and Me circa 1989

Aunt Betsy, Scooter, My Mom and Me circa 1989

Valentines Day, Heartbreak and a Very Special Poem

Valentines Day = Heartbreak.

Only in the world of Beth does Valentine’s Day = heartbreak. It has since college (hence the picture). Now as a mom, Valentine’s Day is all about JRB and crafts and figuring out how many red and pink foods I can possibly make for dinner. But if you like me, have experienced heartbreak ~ this one is for you….

After A While

Author: Veronica A. Shoffstall
After a while
you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul
and you learn love doesn’t mean leaning and company doesn’t always mean security.
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t always promises
and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and and your eyes ahead with the grace of a woman, 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 and futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much
So you 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 and you learn and you learn
with every good-bye you learn.
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