Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Rhythm of the Waves

 Papa Bear and I spent last week on Galveston Island.  It was heavenly! 
 I had to put my toes in the ocean as soon as we arrived.  The water was so warm!
What draws me there is the push and pull of the water, the rhythm of the waves.
Rushing in, washing across everything in its path...
and then retreating, sweeping the sand clean and smooth.
The push and pull of the water washes my spirit clean too,
 sweeping away all the stress, frustration and worries of life...
 until nothing remains but peace.  It is a beautiful feeling!
 Sunset is my favorite time on the island, the colors are magical!
The waves lapped gently as we took a ferry ride across the channel 
on our last night at the island.
So  many beautiful memories made together... memories to last forever!
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This was written for Two Shoes Tuesday
where the theme choices this week are push and pull.
If you enjoy writing, come and join us!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Two Shoes Tuesday #98 - Push or Pull

Two Shoes Tuesdsay
 
Welcome to Two Shoes Tuesday...  a place for those who love to write!

There are two word prompts to choose from... you can use whichever one inspires you. You are not required to include them both. You do not have to include the prompt word, but please use it as the theme for your post. You are welcome to write a post for each prompt word, if you like. Posts unrelated to either word prompt will be deleted from the link list.

Your contribution must be in the form of an original poem, essay, or short story (fiction or non-fiction), and it must be a new piece - not something drawn from your other writings or archives.

Your link must go directly to your post for Two Shoes Tuesday, and somewhere in the post you must provide a link to Two Shoes Tuesday.  It doesn't need to be big or fancy, just a text or logo link at the end of your post will be fine. You can add a link anytime through next Monday. 

Please take some time to visit as many of the other TST participants as possible during the week, we all love feedback on our efforts!  Feel free to email me at jts.2000@yahoo.com if you have any questions.
 
The September 30th writing themes to choose from are push and pull. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Two Shoes Tuesday Prompts for Sept. 30th

~TWO SHOES TUESDAY~
Stories, poems and essays - original fiction and non-fiction 
 Your choice of themes for Tuesday, September 30th are: 
push or pull
Find out more about Two Shoes Tuesday here
Put your thinking cap on ~ come and join us on Tuesday! 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Playing Dress Up

Papa Bear and I had this anniversary portrait made today.  It was such fun!  I think he looks so distinguished.... and resembles the banker in the Monopoly game! :-)

On This Day Six Years Ago

On this day six years ago I did something I wasn't the least bit nervous about... I married my beloved Papa Bear, one of the best men God ever made!
One would think that with my history of three miserable former marriages, that I would be wary of trying it again.  But I had it figured out this time, I made a list of the things those men had in common, then I chose someone who was the complete opposite!   
We were married in a private ceremony at a beautiful Bed and Breakfast in East Texas.  The only ones in attendance were the two of us, the minister, and the two innkeepers as witnesses.  We wanted it that way, intimate rather than a big fancy affair.
Marrying Papa Bear was the best thing I've ever done in my life!  My life has changed so incredibly much in the past six years, and I know that no matter what the years to come bring, we will weather the storms together and continue to celebrate the good times with joy and laughter. 
My story is a testimony to the fact that God doesn't always answer our prayers immediately, and we not only need to be praying but also listening to what He is trying to tell us.  Once I understood the lesson, Papa Bear was there and waiting for me, just as God intended all along.  In my case He most certainly saved the very best for last!  I hope we are granted many more wonderful years to share!
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This was written for Two Shoes Tuesday
where the theme choices this week are nervous and note.
If you enjoy writing, come and join us!