It’s Time to Put OUR KIDS first!

It starts with my daughter, she heard the news before I saw her.

Another school shooting…this one in Texas, so much closer.

The day had just started, kids barely settled in class.

The quiet that follows the bustling hallways through which they daily pass.

To hear them describe it brings about a palpable too familiar grief.

I can’t fathom how many were in shock, and utter disbelief.

As teachers, we show up each day because we believe in every one.

Giving all we have to guide them, help them find where they belong.

God, help us as we navigate the waters of these days.

There shouldn’t be so much fear attached to a learning place.

So many kids once sought safety not found at home in school.

But now, I wonder where they can go when their minds must be so full?

They know no different, can’t see it doesn’t have to be this way.

We must change the situation, and stop allowing the delay.

The future belongs to young people, and it’s our job to clear

The path for them to learn in peace, there’s no more room for fear.

I am a professional teacher, I give all I have each day.

To make sure the kids in my room know they matter, and help them find a way.

I show up again and do my part to support your most precious possessions.

I’m asking for your help; stop arguing and find solutions!

I know things happen, and some of them are out of our control.

But now, that excuse won’t work, we can’t afford the toll.

My calling is to empower and teach; I do not wish a weapon to wield.

I’ll never see a student as the enemy as long as I’m in this field.

So come together, make decisions; get equipment, whatever it takes.

Because we have business to do, lives to change, just do it for the kids’ sakes!

A Poem of Gratitude

Today, I am grateful…

For a sun that shines,

The peaceful times,

And a heart that knows.

Today, I am thankful…

For a partner in life,

Strength in the strife,

And a soul that grows.

Today, I appreciate…

Friends and family who care,

And that I can be there,

When life deals it’s blows.

Today, I remember…

The challenges faced,

The heart that raced,

And the power that rose.

Today, I look forward…

To chapters anew,

A story that’s true,

With hope that glows.

Today, I am prayerful…

That you find your peace,

With comfort and ease,

Painful chapters to close.

Today, I praise God…

Each day a new day,

Our hurt goes away,

Because His Son arose.

👁Help Me to See YOU in the Details☝🏼

Lord, I know I’m beyond blessed,

But sometimes this life puts me to the test.

I am so thankful for everything good in my life.

I just wish my to do list didn’t cause me such strife.

Help me to see You in the details,

Help me to focus when my sight fails,

Help me to give You the glory

For every single part of my story.

I know perfection’s not the goal,

But my mind plays a strong role

Adding so much pressure

Against others to measure.

Help me to see You in the details,

Help me to focus when my sight fails,

Help me to give You the glory

For every single part of my story.

I yearn for days that don’t wear me thin,

But this world’s ideals sometimes pull me in.

Adding more to my plate than needs to be,

In search of something that’s already within me.

Help me to see You in the details,

Help me to focus when my sight fails,

Help me to give You the glory

For every single part of my story.

I vow to make changes very soon

That will help me to be more in tune

With all that you want me to see

The power of Your love guiding me.

I want to see You in the details,

To regain focus when my sight fails,

I promise daily to give You the glory

For every single beautiful part of my story.

🎼Every Heart Filled With a Song🎶

Alive and ready for another day.

News filled with gloom, we’ve lost our way.

When they sky seems forever a shade of gray,

The only solution left…to pray.

For clarity and peace to rise,

For the Son’s bright hope to shine in our eyes.

For the past to stay where it belongs,

And every heart to be filled with a song.

Some days are harder, this is true.

But God is there, He believes in you.

He loves your soul, even when it’s blue.

Always starting each day anew.

For clarity and peace arise,

When the Son’s bright hope shines in our eyes.

The past shall stay where it belongs,

And every heart will be filled with a song.

Pick up your armor, no time for fright.

We can’t grow weary, the goal’s in sight.

Our bodies may signal fight or flight,

But our spirit will carry us in the way that’s right.

For clarity and peace will rise,

The Son’s bright hope will shine in our eyes.

The past behind us where it belongs,

And every heart is filled with a song.

Leave behind the heartache of this sad place.

Remember that God recognizes our face.

It’s not our speed that counts in the race,

But the daily blessings we embrace.

For clarity and peace will rise,

When we have the Son’s bright hope in our eyes.

The past left behind where it belongs,

And every heart shall be filled with a song.

🌸Not Unnoticed🌸

I hope you know just how much I see

What you sacrifice daily for our family.

The continuous acts of kindness you willingly share

Don’t go unnoticed; you’re always there.

To help and encourage every step of the way.

And remind us “today is a brand new day”.

The selfless ways you show your heart,

Have blessed me from the very start.

A thankless job, sometimes it may be.

But those who know you can always see.

Though life gets hard and takes a toll,

Your strength has been your constant role.

The hardships of care-taking, not for the weak.

Sometimes the near future can seem quite bleak.

The load I see you carry each day

Would cause so many to run away.

But you soldier on, asking God to guide

Your steps forward along the ride.

However difficult it proves to be,

You keep on loving and guiding our family.

Today, I say a prayer of thanks and hope you know,

I’m grateful for your love and your beautiful soul.

Happy Easter, Momma.

Love you dearly.