Happy Mother’s Day

A mother’s heart will overflow

With love for all

Upon rest and woe.

With her heart

She loves each little one,

And finds joy,

In each race won.

Her heart does love

The good and bad,

For even when they make her sad,

She finds a reason to stay above,

And goes not mad.

Each day that passes,

Her heart beats faster.

For at times,

The sorrow and frustration

Are very deep and seem

To lack salvation.

But, those little ones grow

With great intentions.

The chaos ensues

And her heart,

With joy,

Responds to each alteration.

And before she realizes

The days of complication

Have passed on to hours of contemplation,

For now she must recognize

That the hours are hers to characterize.

The sacrifice of love

She left behind,

To raise the little ones

Who now have grown

And left her on her own,

To be

More than a heart that bleeds.

 copyright Robyn Graham

Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the women in my life who have served as a mother figure, who have inspired me, who have encouraged me, who have supported me, and who have helped me become the woman I am today.  I appreciate your sacrifices of love, of time and of self, for me, as well as, for all people in your lives.

 

2013 Tulip Series – 10

“Love doesn’t make the world go round.  Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Franklin P. Jones

Reach for Love

Reach for Love

Love Worthwhile

Love Worthwhile

Love Goes Around

Love Goes Around

The Ride of Love

The Ride of Love

The Tulip series is getting a little long so I thought I would try something different tonight and post multiple images.  Yes, all are in black and white, this too is a change.  Although these images were lovely in color, they moved me in black and white.  I would love to hear your thoughts.  Do you like them?  Which do you like best?

2013 Tulip Series – 09

“To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.” – Thomas Chandler

The Heart Sings of Love

The Heart Sings of Love

“The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.” – Oscar Wilde

The Heart Sings of Love in Black and White The Consciousness of Love

2013 Tulip Series – 06

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”

– William W. Purkey

Declare to DanceDeclare to Dance Like Nobody is Watching. Declare to Love Like You’ll Never be Hurt

2013 Tulip Series – 02

I declare,

The love we share,

Is more than fair.

Some may not be aware,

Of the bond we share,

Not to be broken with time and wear.

Our love is not a snare,

But two lives that care.

Sometimes we stop and stare,

And wonder how life does dare,

To claim a stake on our un-paling air.

For when we sit within the same chair,

Because there is no spare,

You gently touch my hair.

And at that moment, I dare swear,

We are a pair,

Whose love does not compare,

To those who live without a flare.

copyright Robyn Graham

I DeclareI Declare

Ethereal

E-t-h-e-r-e-a-l

Eternally

Together

Heaven we

Enter

Rendering

Elements

All-knowing of

Love

copyright Robyn Graham

Ethereal

Ethereal

Ethereal in Black and White

Ethereal in Black and White

Would love to hear from you which you prefer and find to be  most ethereal – Ethereal, or Ethereal in black and white.

2013 Lily Series – 04

Love stories are journeys.
All have a beginning, all have a middle, and unfortunately, some have an end.
But, as long as there is love, there is hope.
As long as there is hope, there is a journey of love.
This my friend, is the majesty of it all.

copyright Robyn Graham

The Beginning

The Beginning

The Middle

The Middle

The Journey

The Journey

Majesty of it All

Majesty of it All

Happy Valentine’s Day!  May your day and years be filled with love and hope.  May your life be a journey of love.

Not Yet…

Today’s image is of the Nativity in our church.  I think it is the most beautiful I’ve ever seen.  The detail and craftsmanship is amazing.  You don’t have to look close, however, to notice that the manger, the bed of straw, is empty.   This is only temporary though.  In a matter of hours, the Christ child will be placed in the manger.  The children wait anxiously for this.  They love to see the baby Jesus lying in the manger.  The miracle of the original Christmas story touches the hearts of the young and old alike.

Unfortunately, during the Christmas season the primary  focus is on the magical appearance of Santa Clause and the gifts under the tree.  But the real reason for Christmas is that little baby whose coming we anxiously await.    The true miracle.  The miracle of love and joy.  The miracle of grace.  May you experience the true joy of the season.  The love, peace and grace that can be found in the Christ child.

Merry Christmas.

Representation of the True Meaning of Christmas

Representation of the True Meaning of Christmas

Generations of Blessings

“A grandma’s heart is a patchwork of love.” – Anonymous –

My 89 year old great grandmother and my  daughter.  Generations of blessings.

My 89 year old grandmother and my daughter. Generations of blessings.

The tragedy that took place Friday has left me thinking more and more about how dear my family is to me.  I have always known that of course and I have never intentionally taken them for granted, but when life is flying by, I don’t take time to consider how blessed I am as often as I should.  I think most of the world today is the same. Everyone I talk to is SO busy.

Especially during this Christmas season, I hope that all people who are blessed with family will take the time to love them, to reach out and hug them, hold their hand, and let them know how strong your love for them is.  Love is an everlasting bond and when thinking about Christmas, it is my prayer that all remember that love is at the heart of the meaning of this ever so special holiday.  The first gift of love came from God above, let’s treasure it, and share it.

Love flows from generation to generation.  No one is too old or too young to need to know they are loved.

 

Leaf

Love

Enhances

Adoration

Forever

copyright Robyn Graham

Leaf