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Music bestowed to a child at birth.  “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto” by Mitch Alborn (January 2018)

Susan’s Thursday morning note January 18, 2018 Music bestowed to a child at birth.  “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto” by Mitch Alborn Good morning.  Silence broken from clicking of keys.  Warm coffee.  Frosted windows.  […]

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star – Helen Keller’s encouragement to use our senses. Star Quotes. (September 2017)

Susan’s Thursday morning note September 28, 2017 Twinkle Twinkle Little Star – Helen Keller’s encouragement to use our senses.  Star Quotes. Good morning!  Morning sunlight shines behind my angel as she is peering through curtains […]

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“We are Seven” Child’s View of of siblings buried by William Wordsworth from 1798 (Sept. 2017)

Susan’s Thursday morning note September 22,  2017 Child’s view of siblings buried by William Wordsworth (1798) Good morning! Complete stillness excepting a little spider thinking I wouldn’t notice him that just met his demise. Silence […]

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Children being our living poems – by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (May 2015)

Susan’s Thursday morning note May 28, 2015 Poem on children being our living poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Good morning!  Strong coffee needed this morning.  Little fly joining me pacing up and down the windowpane […]

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Poems on raising children, singing to children, letting children leave home (March 2014)

Susan’s Thursday morning note March 13, 2014 Poetry on raising children, singing to children, letting kids leave home Good morning!  Perfect cup of filler with a little coffee added in.  The man in the yellow […]

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Conversation between mother and child. “That’s all relative!” “Maggie Now Betty Smith (March 2012)

Susan’s Thursday morning note March 1, 2012  Maggie-Now by Betty Smith “That’s all relative” conversation between a mother & young child Good morning!!  March.  Tulips.  Baby on floor in yellow with fat chubby feet sticking out.  Cat […]

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Daughter graduating. “High School Senior” poem from Mother’s perspective by Sharon Olds from “She Walks In Beauty” poetry compiled by Caroline Kennedy. (Apr. 2011)

Susan’s Thursday morning note April 28, 2011  She Walks in Beauty: A Woman’s Journey Through Poems selections by Caroline Kennedy      High School Senior by Sharon Olds Good morning (almost afternoon!)!   FINALLY our first tulip […]

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“The Children’s Hour” poem by Longfellow. Playing with children during long afternoon hours (June 2010)

Susan’s Thursday morning note June 3, 2010  “The Children’s Hour” poem by Longfellow – playing with children during long afternoon hours. Good morning!!!  What a beautiful morning to write for you!  The crisp air makes […]

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Thoughts for each other during the day. “Telepathy” poem by Michael Dennis Browne. (Jan. 2010)

Susan’s Thursday morning note January 27, 2010  Telepathy poem by Michael Dennis Browne Thoughts for each other throughout day…maybe even those in heaven seeing us? Good morning!  The coffee/filler combination is perfect in my favorite […]

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Little hands of our children…”playing on the vibrant harp-strings of my heart” “Baby Fingers” poem. (Aug. 2009)

Susan’s Thursday morning note August 27, 2009  Baby Fingers Poem by Lillenas. Little hands of our children…”playing on the vibrant harp-strings of my heart” Good morning!!  I’m out of coffee and out of filler…how’s that […]

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Children Suffering. “Perfectly Imperfect” by Lee Woodruff and “Always Looking Up” by Michael J. Fox. (May 2009)

Susan’s Thursday morning note May 21, 2009 Accepting Pain & Hardship . Children Suffering.    Always Looking Up: the Adventures of an Incurable Optimist by Michael J. Fox             Perfectly Imperfect: A Life in Progress by […]

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Raising Children “Bringing Up Geeks: How to Protect Your Kid’s Childhood…” by MaryBeth Hicks (May 2009)

Susan’s Thursday note May 14, 2009  Bringing Up Geeks: How to Protect Your Kid’s Childhood in a Grow-Up-Too-Fast World  by MaryBeth Hicks (Geeks: Genuine, Enthusiastic, Empowered Kids) Good morning!!!!  After cursing the winds of Nebraska […]

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Love of mother for her children. Death of young child. Thoughts on heaven. Anniversary of death of loved ones. “Stepping Heavenward” by Elizabeth Prentiss (Mar. 2008)

Susan’s Thursday morning note March 8, 2008  Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss     Love of her children.  Anniversary of death of loved one.  Death of her child.  Thoughts on heaven. Good morning!!!  We made it […]

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Letting Children Develop Their Own Loves, Desires – Letting Them Go. “The Little Virtues” by Natalia Ginzburt (Jan. 2008)

Susan’s Thursday morning note January 19, 2008 The Little Virtues by Natalia Ginzburt Arrow Analogy in a Letter from missionary Jim Elliot to his son Helping children find their own passions and loves in life […]

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Leaving children small notes for their future comfort. Question of God’s involvement in crisis. (Sept. 2006)

Susan’s Thursday morning note September 28, 2006 Question of “Where is God?” when we experience death & trauma in our lives. Importance of leaving children handwritten notes. Good morning!  I would like to thank all […]

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