Your invisibility plays havoc
On how she is perceived
For when you strike,
She hurts and so do we
You don’t show your face
The pain is from within
But it’s no less horrific
Yet she won’t let you win
She’ll fight with both fists
Even from the ground
You may land a good punch
But you won’t keep her down
Our hearts hurt for her
She’s our precious daughter
We’ll fight you by her side
Come hell or high water
Lauren Scott © 2015
(for S ♥)
In honor of our daughter’s university graduation, I found this quote, which I thought was perfect for today’s festivities and celebrations. The gorgeous photo is from my good friend, Sabrina.
Our daughter has persevered not only academically but also personally and today she’ll walk across the finish line with a Bachelor’s Degree in hand. To say we’re proud doesn’t even cover all the emotions. 🙂
So go out and Live, Dream, Act and Believe!
Sending much love, Lauren ♥
I find myself going the wrong way
at rapid speed and I’m so preoccupied
that I miss the gap in the road before
tumbling in. Darkness surrounds me
with verve. A smooth texture is cool
under my fingertips and less frightening
than my imagination. Still, uncertainty
and fear consume me. Strength has always
been my friend. Weakness has been an
acquaintance. I rely on my friend and
ever so slowly, with fingers gripping each
little crevice, I find my way out and am
blessed to feel sunshine on my shoulders
Lauren Scott © 2015
(The darkness in this poem is fiction
and the sunshine is reality)
These words are very personal for my family and I
and Scott’s photo couldn’t have been more perfect.
This is the last of the “Scott & Scott” collaborating collection,
but maybe there’ll be more in the future. 🙂
Bad news doesn’t discriminate
One day we’re celebrating,
then in a blur’s time,
we’re wiping tears away
We strengthen our defense
without even trying
at the same time,
praying and sliding
While the outcome relies deeply
on the strength in our mitts
Will it knock us down
or keep us going
If you land on your bum
for a minute or two
taking time to sulk
feeling bad for you,
that’s all part of life
but don’t pack your bags
and stay there too long
You’ll feel much better
Fighting the Fight
Keeping your Face to the Light
and Trying to be Strong
Lauren Scott © 2014
This photo was taken by my hubby, as he and our son
were on a backpacking trip..Ansel Adams Wilderness.
My son is the hiker you see right in front. 🙂
It’s time to step out
of my comfort zone and back
onto a campus –
new goal is exciting, but
my nerves are doing dances
© LScott 2013
Back to School Photo: Google Images
I began working full-time after high school,
married in my late twenties,
had children and here I am.
I’ve just been inspired by my daughter graduating
from community college.
Additionally, there were many older adults
who graduated, as well, some in their fifties and
the oldest was 73! I’m 52, so I think I fit in, don’t you? 🙂
My goal is to return and work towards an AA in English;
a great opportunity to refresh my brain in many aspects.
Can I do it? Of course I can…
but I’m a little nervous, too.
I feel good about this; something new for me,
as my kids are now moving on, too.
My hubby has also encouraged me,
so the timing feels right…
to satisfy a hunger to learn more
and to keep my brain young.
If any of you can relate to this new chapter in life,
I’d love to hear your story.
Wish me luck!