Alone With You: A poem of love on Father’s Day


To my husband,

 You have inspired me in so many ways and have helped me open up doors that were closed for a long time.  You have shown me what love can do!  You are an amazing role model of love and firmness to our gang, and for that I am thankful.  This poem is for you, my love!

Happy Father’s Day!

Your Missus– 

When I’m alone with you
I feel free and fresh
When I’m alone with you
You make me feel safe and sure.

Whatever the world brings my way
You are there to break it up for me
Your love is my shield
Your love is my permission.

When I’m alone with you
I can be just how I am.
When I’m alone with you
You love me just this way.

Your caresses are my shield
Your hugs are my security
Your kisses reaffirm how lucky I am
That I can be just me.

Whenever I’m alone with you.
You make me feel like I’m home.
Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I’m whole.

I will always and forever love you.
I thank God that he brought me –you.


Inspired by Lovesong, Adele


Hello Blogging World

It’s 2016! A new beginning and new resolutions after much evaluating of the prior year. One being coming into blogging world more often.  I’ve been away awhile.  Tonight ends my winter break and I’ve had a chance to recharge and refuel! It was wonderful!

My day ends with a daily devotion of PRAISE.  Praise can be song, words, dance, writing, poems, stories, testimony!  I will begin my year with words and songs of praise. As I write in my journal which I’ve finished tonight, and ready to begin a new one, my spirit rejoices when I meditate on what praise means. It means to fill with joy for tomorrow, for work, for the weak and the struggling– to be strong for them. To be the light of the world they need, we need, our town needs, our country, our world needs! We need it, cannot be without it, it’s a gift, it’s amazing!

So let’s write a story, a poem, a song, and hug a friend. It’s a great way to begin the new year! It will be great!

Blogging 101: Day 2

I am happy with today’s assignment that makes me go back and rethink my blog’s title and tagline.  I am happy with my title most definitely.  The beach and summer is a symbol and time of my writing for me.    I did change my tagline, however, but I will still think a bit more.  I want something a little more catchy, short but uniquely me.  For now my writing is a “come as I am” kind of blog, very personal I think.   This summer it will be more prompt related but in a “blog-improvement-kinda-way” so it’s good.  I look forward to more!

Blogging 101: Why I Am Here

I am excited to participate in this blogging workshop! It is a summer beginning for me. Summers are my favorite time because it seems to be the time I have lots more writing time. I am here to refresh my learning from last summer. I also participated in a similar workshop, ZERO TO HERO, but did not keep up as I would have liked. I did learn a lot from that series but did not practice enough. I hope to relearn and learn more here! I look forward to meeting others cyberly on this same journey perhaps, and learn from others too.

Good morning, here from Texas!


Reteach, Teach!

School time regression for sure.  It’s opposite for us teachers because our time and energy is consumed all year long in the classroom.  Life is our classroom and the little ones in it.

I always do this…what I’m doing now.  I’ve seen a pattern to my writing now.  It gets closer to summer time, I’m getting excited for summer break and the muscles in my body begin to “un-tense”, if you will.  I go into my Facebook, change my profile pic to my summer breeze theme.  It’s a little funny but I guess I’m like that.  I wonder if anyone is in my shoes.  Any teachers coming to their end of year “energy recharge”?  Message me because that’s me!  Could be why I so LOVE the beach too because it’s a symbol of my summer breaks.

Only problem now is I’ve lost all I learned in my last blogging workshop– school year regression. It’s reverse for us teachers.  I haven’t come in here in a while and I’d like to update and change some things but I’ve forgotten how.  Sigh, great!  I’ll have to research and relearn.  Hopefully it will stay with me this time.


To Write or Not

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Journey.”


To write or not… is my journey.  This journey has been going on for about three years or so.  In writing, I found a new hobby, excitement, or satisfaction in using words, phrases, pictures, sound and videos in today’s new technology to make my voice heard, to make my feelings felt, to make my visions seen, simply to speak my heart and share.

I can say what I want, how I want, and follow no rules but my own…somewhat.   But along the way in this journey , I’ve discovered that I don’t have the time to devote to it.  It has been my excuse since the beginning that I cannot continue as regularly as I would like.  I recently read an eye-opening, and thought-provoking post here by a WordPress blogger, MBTTTR.  He speaks of needing a partner, or co-partner, in writing!  But in finishing what he starts because he has innovative and excellent projects, which is what I am.  However, following through and finishing, is another story.

Perhaps that is what I am experiencing when I use “time” as my excuse.  Perhaps the fact of the matter is, I just can’t finish it!  I have tons of stories in my head.  Poems that are just waiting to get inspired to be written.  I have plenty of passion to go around but to physically make the time to sit and write it for you is another story.

So my journey continues, which is the essence of my blog, Life Is A Beach, a writing journey.  A journey to learn, write and share.