To the Moon and Back

I opened my hands to see the little firefly
Only for a moment
Before the flickering light left my fingers
And headed toward the skies

I look to the heavens at twilight
For that first twinkling
Like the twinkle in your eyes
Knowing you will watch from above

I listen for the whispers in the dark
Quiet conversations long after bedtime
Hoping to hear your voice in my ear
Validation and sweet nothings

I think of the past, wishing we had known
What the future would hold
But had we, we wouldn’t be here and now
Sharing memories and dreams

I wish for you all the best of everything
Despite the troubles, the pain
And please know, that beyond and above all else
I love you to the moon and back



Would that I could be a beacon in the dark

A flicker of light in the rain

Glimmers of hope

Our roads may never meet again

Paths diverged long ago

But you will be missed when you go

And please know

I will carry a lamp to light your way.

The Path


We’re all just trying to live our lives, the best we can.

Some paths are harder some darker some nigh impossible.

All we can do is to try and lighten another’s load if we can

and to stay the course.

Because no matter the direction

we all end up in the same place in the end.





Somehow, Some day, Some way

let go and breathe

release the world and all it’s cares

free yourself and breathe

all the stress and burden

will work itself out

no matter the actions and reactions

slow inhale

so instead of tension, relax



Just Breathe

Lazy Dazy Cake

lazy dazy cake 1

Lazy Dazy Cake

Recipe courtesy of Courtney Luper

2 eggs
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup boiling milk
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 stick butter

Beat eggs for 3 minutes on high, add sugar and vanilla then beat until fluffy.
Sift together the baking powder, salt and flour. Then add to sugar mixture and mixing well.
Add the boiling milk with melted butter to the batter, Pouring a little at a time while beating.
Bake in a greased 8 x 8 dish at 350 about 25 minutes.

lazy dazy cake 2
Boiled Topping
5 T butter melted
8 T cream
8 T brown sugar
1 cup coconut
Mix all ingredients in saucepan on medium heat until smooth, then pour over cake right out of the oven.
Put back in oven and broil for 3-5 minutes.

Worth Fighting For


Everyone’s fighting for something

Seen or unseen

Logical or not

Don’t tell me it’s not worth it

Don’t tell me to just give in

Give in give up toe the line

Do what you’re told

It’s too damn easy

To take that path of least resistance

Next thing you know

You’re in a prison of your own making

The climb back out to freedom

Is more than you think you can do

Don’t give up

For that independence is worth all the struggle

Worth fighting for.

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