Welcome to Fern Valley

Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Meandering Muse , and an update

First of all, thank you everyone for the continued prayers and support for mom. She is doing well. The Surgeon who originally cared for her 17 yrs ago , took over her case yesterday. Called dad at home to have consent signed and completed the procedure to permanently place the shunt last evening. Mom
sailed through her surgery and is doing well. Could be back home as early as next week!
The stress of the past few weeks has had an odd effect,I find I am not sleeping much and my mind is racing (pretty normal) but the thing that I have found most calming in the wee hours of the night , is writing!
An idea will pop into my head and I will jot it down , and mull it over .Soon enough I have written another poem! SO forgive me if I deluge you all with poetry  over the next while , they are random and pop into my head , well, just when they do . For now here is one that "hit me " while driving yesterday
Lessons From  Nature
If we listen to Gods creatures
We find they are amazing teachers

You rarely see a stressed out cat
Or for that fact a sunburned bat

Squirrels know to plan ahead
and are never short a safe warm bed

A momma bear cares for her babies
Protects them ,no ifs ands or maybes

Unconditional love , most folks can't reach it
and yet a good kind dog can teach it

Yet some people tear others to pieces
and call ourselves the wiser species?


Anonymous said...

Glad your mom did well through the shunt surgery. It sounds like she's in good hands. Sending good thoughts to all of you.

Shirley said...

Amen! Good poem, and if the wee hours of the morning serve as your muse.... well, it's better than worrying your way through those hours.
Glad your mom is doing better.

Country Gal said...

So glad your mom is doing well !
I love your poems keep them comming! Have a wonderful eve !

CharlesCityCat said...

So happy to hear your mom is doing well, hugs!

Great poem. I wish I had even a teeny bit of your creativity!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

I'm glad to hear your mom's doing better. Love the poem!

kden said...

I'm glad writing helps you, another book could be on the way! Glad your mom is doing better.

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Nicole said...

So glad your momma is doing better! Keep the good reports coming!! :)

And that poem is right on the money!

GoLightly said...

First off, hoooRAY for Mom, what a woman. Hugs to you, and I guess the only silver lining to all of the strife you've been going through, is that your muse is awake, and wanting to be read!
Another great poem. Keep on writing!

BrownEyed Cowgirl said...

So glad to hear your mom came through surgery and is doing well. Hope you can rest a little easier now....


Your late night musings are quite talented.

Crystal said...

Glad you Mum is on the mend! That poem is oh so true, i like your late night muse, even if she wont let you sleep.

Cut-N-Jump said...

If it is the wee hours of the morning that the muse has run of the house- at least it is a positive thing and run with it girl!

Glad Mom is doing well and will be home soon. She's a tough one that, and strong. Both traits were passed onto you through love.

Confessions of a Closet Hoarder but you can call me Judy said...

So glad your mom is doing better, and how wonderful that her former doctor is treating her again.

Love your new outlet. :)

GoLightly said...

For MY Johnnie;)

I Wonder Wye said...

Well...came by b/c we have a wild mustang sanctuary...so got caught up and have no idea what your mom had to undergo, but I am glad she's better and I hope she improves steadily!! Loved the pics of the babies....

aurora said...

Best wishes to your mom, glad she is doing ok. Makes a person think...love the poem!