Friday, August 15, 2008

After Awhile

I read this and just had to share it.........



After a while you learn the subtle difference Between holding a hand and chaining a soul
And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning And company doesn't mean security,
And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts And presents aren't promises
And you begin to accept your defeats With your head up and your eyes open,
With the grace of a woman,Not the grief of a child
And you learn to build all your roads on today, Because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans and futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After awhile you learn that even sunshine Burns if you get too much
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers
And you learn that you really can endure...That you really are strong And you really do have worth, and you learn and learn...With every good bye you learn.

-Veronica Shoffstall 1971

2 comments:

azlori said...

Very nice Julie! Hope everything is going well for you!

m-lo said...

Jules, the blog is so cute! I love the vegetable table- it looks delicious.
One of my first trips when I get home is going to be to come and visit you (with out Jessy).
Love you,

marlo