Saturday, May 28, 2011

"Get up! Get up!"

"Time to go!"

Slowly, my feet feel the floor

Unsteady, I grab for the wheelchair

Straightening out my gown

"Watch your feet!"

Whisked down the corridor

Past smiles and waves

To the light at the end

"We have to scrub our hands again?"

Wheel me in, past the twins.

What was that?

Oh another alarm going off!

Almost there

Last one on the right

Hello precious one

Red, green, white... little tiny wires

I can hear your heartbeat

But I can't hold you


I wrote this poem years ago about my precious one who lived and died one hot day in August 1996. She lived 22 days and this was my daily routine from my room in the maternity section to the neo-natal intensive care at the hospital for the first week after her birth. For those who have went through this experience, you know the sadness felt when you are only able to view your baby through a see-through container and not able to experience the joy of holding, cuddling and making that special bond you expect after giving birth. Even though we were never able to bring this one home, we were blessed with three bundles of joy over the years, one of them after this experience.

Only God knows why certain people go through certain experiences. Is it to prepare us and make us stronger for other bumps in the road of life? Most likely, but perseverance is up to you.

So whatever circumstances that may come your way, whether it be small or large, I hope you persevere.

Monday, May 23, 2011

According to Plan

No matter
how much man tries
to control things,
the end of the world,
everything happens
according to the plan

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Find out what makes you tick.
Look inside or within.
What is it?
Blind confidence?
Or is it just your heart
the beat
of consciousness

Sometimes the answer to the simplest question is the simpliest answer.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Find your inner peace
Get wind in your hair and a
compass in your heart

Monday, May 09, 2011

You don't have to wait. Something's in you. Find it.
Find It

Saturday, May 07, 2011


God gives us a tremendous amount of free will.

You can control your own actions. You can choose whether you wanted go to Starbucks this morning and grab a Mocha Frappuccino or stay home not doing anything. You can choose whether you want to eat spaghetti for breakfast and pancakes & eggs for dinner (something I've definitely love doing).

You have a choice whether to do good, or to do bad.

But if you think back in your life, there is always some moment that you had no control over. That moment was destined to happen.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

a sunset is a glimpse of heaven
a storm reminds me He is in control

Monday, May 02, 2011

Success requires
hard work

Do not
these things

Sunday, May 01, 2011

No Need to be Nervous

Will they like it? Will they criticize it? What if I’m not good enough?

I KNOW the nervousness about putting your work out publicly. But think of it this way: if it's something you KNOW how to do, something you've done for a long time, something you have a deep conviction of doing, then there is no need to be nervous. A wise person once said to me, "You're not nervous to walk are you? You're not nervous to go to the corner store and pick up groceries for tonight's dinner are you? No, because it's something you've done many, many times. You have confidence you will complete these tasks. Confidence in yourself. That's what's needed. It's all right there."

He's right. It's all right there if you just take that leap of faith... in yourself.