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.
A friend who believes in you. Magic. Great post Russ
Thank you, David. By the way, I keep trying to follow your blog, but when I click the “Follow” button, WP sends a message something to the effect of, “Please type a legitimate email address.” To my knowledge, the parents of my email address were married prior to its birth. I think it is rude of WP to imply otherwise. Anyway, when I’m able to, I plan to once again follow your blog.
Thank you Russ.
Russ, what a lovely poem for your friend. You are a true blessing!
As are you, my friend. Thank you for your kind comment, Diana.
You’re welcome. It is merited.
As were my comments to YOU!
(smiling) Thanks Russ!
What a great poem I liked it…………
Thank you for your kind feedback, Joanne.
great post… magical…
Thank you, bulldog. I hope it helps anyone who is going through tough times.
I listened to this song you wrote with my son. And it is beautiful. It moved me to tears. For I can feel your gentle heart through the words. Thank you for this poem for your friend. You are a good friend. I know. Sharon
Your comment made my morning even brighter and put a lasting smile on my face. I can think of no greater compliment for a songwriter to hear. Thank you for that wonderful gift. I count your friendship among my greatest blessings.
A very inspiring post here. Thank you for sharing this and for uplifting my day!
How Thoughtful, Russ, and how beautiful. even though the wounds I have cannot be healed, the scars are lessened by caring friends. When I wonder if I really have any friends who cn comprehend my pain, and someone like you lets me know that I do, a little drop of hope lingers in the bucket! Thanks for your thoughts, time and kindness, beebeesworld
Thank you for your comments, beebee. I was at the side of a close and dear friend’s side when he learned that his young son–who’d been alive, vibrant, and healthy only hours before–was dead from a brain aneurism. Mere words can’t describe what he–or you–went through, and continue to go through. I’ve experienced it up close and personal for the last 10 years, and watched my own daughter fight for her life in intensive care week after week. I don’t know what you’re going through, and won’t pretend that I do, but I care deeply for you and all who have experienced the loss of a child. I wanted you to know that.