Happy Birthday Baby


An unknown future

filled with hopes and fears

will include lots of laughter, and some tears

You’re giving birth

to a life brand new

not only for her, but also for you

Beautiful daughter

such a precious treasure to me

I have no doubt a wonderful Mother you’ll be


© Julie Rehnelt 2016



24 years ago today I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, and now that baby is a grown woman getting ready to give birth to a baby girl of her own.  It will be any day now.  My heart is so full…

I wish I had more time to ponder, reflect, and share about all I’m feeling at the moment, but we’re off to celebrate the day!



I know this photo is quite different from those I usually share (and a bit revealing) and I hesitated whether or not to share it, but I love how it turned out, and my daughter does too – she’s actually been waiting for me to share it.   So I thought on her birthday as she’s so close to giving birth herself would be the perfect time.

Happy birthday baby!  I love you!




✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Dawn Breaks


Dawn breaks

through  frosted glass

shattering the darkness

on a new winter’s day


© Julie Rehnelt 2016





✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Feather Light


Feather light

images of you fall softly from out of my nighttime dreams

into the wintry dawn as I arise

Awakening my heart with love

and with hope

that one day you’ll fall out of my dreams and gently into my arms

embracing each other forever

feather light


© Julie Rehnelt 2016





✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Sweet Dreams


Maybe a warm bowl of milk

or perhaps a can of sardines

for a kitty this content

it’s surely sweet dreams


© Julie Rehnelt 2016


My Sugarlump <3


May all your dreams be sweet ones…




✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Colorless Days


Sometimes when our world is painted in greys

when all the vibrant colors are muted and drained

we discover that if we look just a little closer

venture just a bit deeper

there is still beauty to be found

  Precious treasures hidden within the dimensions

even on our colorless days


© Julie Rehnelt 2016





✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Frost Feathers


Frost feathers etched on my morning window

essence of winter’s angels who kept watch over me as I laid dreaming

during the cold, dark night


© Julie Rehnelt 2016



And cold it was… I awoke to a -30 windchill this morning!


Hope it’s warmer where you are.  Wishing you a beautiful day!



✿~Peace & Love~✿

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The Rose


“Some say love it is a river
That drowns the tender reed
Some say love it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed
Some say love it is a hunger
An endless aching need
I say love it is a flower
And you it’s only seed
It’s the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance
It’s the dream afraid of waking
That never takes the chance
It’s the one who won’t be taken
Who cannot seem to give
And the soul afraid of dyin’
That never learns to live
When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun’s love
In the spring becomes the rose.”
The Rose  Amanda McBroom

as sung by Bette Midler




✿~Peace & Love~✿

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