Elizabeth Marie


Auburn hair and amber eyes…

A smile to fill you with the sun…

A warmth and brightness to her soul…

A sense of adventure and great strength…

Warm hands that create…

Such beauty, such art…

A loving heart in all things…

Elizabeth Marie…

Please bring her back to me

Safe and sound…

heart filled thoughts and hopes abound…

Stacey Lynn


Just the other day I came across a notebook full of my moms old writing. In it I was delighted to find a poem about me entitled “Stacey Lynn.” I just had to share it with everyone as I thought it was so special! It was written in 1971 according to my mom, when I was just five years old!

Stacey Lynn by Sylvia Xxxxx

What’ll I do when she’s grown and gone?

The hour’s will seem ever so long.

I yell at her now, but what would I do?

If she wasn’t there for me to?

I watch as she plays, a mother of ten,

When she really gets married what will I do then?

I know she’s not all I have, but she’s the most important part.

No matter what she does or where she goes,

She’ll always carry my heart.

Bittersweet 2013


Bittersweet memories of 2013

1. In 2013 my sweet cat Tigger died at the age of 15.

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09/1998 to 07/01/2013  My sweet tigger may he rest in peace!

2. A Kitten named Sammy (AKA the Tasmanian Devil) came into my life.

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3. My second niece arrived Allison Frances.

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Allison Frances 05/18/2013

4. My first grandchild was born. (she’s the one on the right. Haha)

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Devlin Frances and my son Jimmy

5. My mom was hospitalized with heart and lung issues in November. We (my sister and I) found out my mom needs to have aortic valve replacement surgery when her lungs are strong enough. 😦 Shes better now but, the cardiologist says she is a ticking time bomb because of the valve being bad. Update: Mom had her valve replacement 04/2014.

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Mom with her dog Missy on Christmas eve.

6. I lost 45 pounds (Yeah!)

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Before 12/2012 (Ick what a terrible look!)

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During 08/2013

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After 12/2013 I Plan to lose another 50 pounds in 2014 (I am praying)

7. A little birdy told me grandchild number 2 may be on the way in 2014! It is supposed to be a secret so no pics. Shhhh! Don’t tell anyone! lol.

In conclusion, 2013 brought good, bad and downright frightening times; but we persevered and made it through another year!

CHILDREN By Stacey Feitz


Funny Chinese Child Playing Boy

Funny Chinese Child Playing Boy (Photo credit: epSos.de)

Cute Kids in Children's Costumes

Cute Kids in Children’s Costumes (Photo credit: epSos.de)

CHILDREN By Stacey Feitz

Children are fascinating souls…

They fill many roles…

Sometimes as they grow…

The values we sow seem to get lost down some long forgotten row…

But when all seems naught…

Something happens to let us know…

That maybe the values are still there…

Not that forgotten…

However when a child is being especially rotten…

And the neighbors down the street can hear their screams…

Ones patience runs thin…

Terrible thoughts may circle in our heads…

Than darn it we give in…

And a child who has been screaming at the top of their lungs…

Forever it seems…

Instantly quiets, a devilish smile upon their lips…

And you vow next time not to give in…

The day goes on and bedtime nears and the child looks at you with tear filled eyes…

But you’ve had enough and soon the child’s asleep in bed…

A peaceful smile and an angels halo round their heads…

Care-A-Lot: Make some time today to care a lot about your loved ones


Care-A-Lot

Care a lot…

Sing a lot…

Say I love you at least once a day…

Take time to smile…

Make time to have fun…

Hugs and kisses aplenty…

Reassurance when times are bleak…

Time for yourself and each other…

Help one another…

Believe…

Loving pats…

Little chats…

Reality one moment at a time…

Aim to please…

Set aside some time each day…

And find away to care-a-lot…

Now a days when times are tight and divorce seems inevitable it is important to find some time to care so each relationship you have thrives.

The Sound of Silence


Written in 1994 when my kids were still young.

The Sound of Silence

The children are asleep…

Tigger’s curled up on the rug, softly purring…

Magey’s tail goes thump, thump, thump, as she dreams…

The far off vibration of a train…

The wind chimes tinkle in the soft blowing wind…

The gentle snores of my lover…

The low rustle of the leaves…

The pitter patter of a gentle rain…

The slight rumble of thunder in the distance…

The crackle of logs in the fireplace as the flames burn low…

The soft murmur of a neighbor’s tv…

This is what silence sounds like to me…

MOTHERHOOD: Proceed With Caution


Motherhood: Proceed With Caution

Motherhood comes with no manuals, no classes to attend…

You do your best even if it’s wrong…

Learning from your mistakes…

Full of love…

Dirty hands…

Tears to wipe…

Crying yourself to sleep…

Trying your best to raise your kids right…

Motherhood is a heavy load to bear…

Children full of mischief…

Giggles abound…

Your teenagers first date, first kiss…

Worry…worry…worry…

Drugs, drive by shootings, kidnapping…

Pregnancy, disease…

Despite all the bumps, bruises, worrying and heartache…

Motherhood last forever, but with prayer and serenity…

It’s all worthwhile…