The poem below is written for, and dedicated to, Gina, one of my earliest WordPress supporters and a dear friend whom I much admire.
Thank you, dear Gina, for making my world better, brighter, and kinder.
When I Think Of Gina
When I think of Gina
I see a young girl running free
Through nature’s fields and forests
And the wonderful woman she came to be
When I think of Gina
A golden glow comes over me
From her loving heart and spirit
That she shares so generously
I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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Gina sounds like a remarkable woman…lovely poem Russ, just lovely..
She is indeed, Mimi. You’ll be able to see for yourself at http://professionsforpeace.com/
Thank you for your kind comment, my friend.
My dear friend! The sun is shining in my window right now, shining on me where I sit with my laptop, making the tears on my cheeks sparkle! Thank you for being my friend, for supporting me since the beginning and cheering me on in my endeavors to share light in the world.
This morning when my husband and his sister and I enjoyed a breakfast out, we experienced a moment that I call my ‘ministerial moments’. I had been complimenting our waitress and getting her chatting. At the end of our meal, she opened up about suffering from a dog bite on her face last spring that brought on PTSD and how she couldn’t leave the house for months, but her love of her job and people got her through it. She spent many minutes pouring her heart out to me as I smiled, encouraged and supported her through it.
Things like this happen wherever we go! My family is used to it, and it reminds me of my love of ministerial work, and how a big part of my heart goes into each post, hoping to illuminate and uplift even one other friend, such as you dear Russ. I cannot thank you enough for your friendship, and for this amazingly touching poem. I will print it off and cherish it always.
Like our friendship.
I’m glad my humble gift has resonated with you, my dear friend. It came from my heart and was inspired by the wonderful woman you are and the many ways your friendship has brightened my life. I hope that someday My Beloved and I will be able to meet you and your hubby. I’m happy that you and he were able to be there for the waitress. It doesn’t surprise me that such meetings often happen with you and your hubby.
With love and gratitude,
What a lovely tribute to a lovely woman! You both often bless me with your words.
Thank you Diana. I have often thought of you and your blog in the last few days. For some reason I’m not receiving your posts even though I “follow” you. I plan to have a nice long visit to your delightful blog real soon!
Aww thanks for your good thoughts, they mean a lot Russ
Likewise, my friend!
I had to rush over to Gina to see what her blog was like… I do like what I see and am now following her… I follow another Gina.. she is also so special, this poem could be about her as well… beautiful…
Wow, two great Gina’s in your online life. You are indeed a blessed man! I’m glad that you’ve found the site of the Gina I know. I believe you’ll be happy you did.