She Is It

The sparkle of hope in the dark

She is the laughter that lights up a room

The witty

The sassy

The real

The romantic

The believer of love

She is it

An enchanting unique unicorn

Rare, breathtakingly beautiful

She is more than the rage

Higher than the darkest thoughts

More than old scars on stark white skin

She is it

Beautiful & wanted

Beloved daughter

She sees light before anyone else

Angles no one else notices

She catches the soul in a stare

In a moment she is either a cherished friend or deepest enemy

She is courage, she never quits

She is it

The laughter & pranks

A world changer, she will create something beautiful & impactful

A look, a glance, a whisper

She. Is. It.

She Is It

Really See

Really See

You see me

Not the shield

You see me

For me

Really see

No pretenses

Nothing hidden

Or disguised

I read your face

Like a map I’ve looked at for years

The hustle, the grind, the exhaustion

Your exhilaration & joy

I see you

As much as you see me

Maybe more

Really see

Maybe It’s True

Maybe it’s true

All you need is sunshine

The sound of waves

To relax and find

Your bliss

Your peace

Your voice

In the quiet & not so quiet of

Laughing families creating memories

Sand between your toes

Friends and a horizon that goes on


Maybe it’s true

Pale mint toes 😍


Image: Google- Dream space image by Crystal with love

When you talk about her

Your eyes light up

The belly laugh you give

Has the room laughing

Expectant for the next story of your

Forever love

Has me missing

Mom 1 & Mom 2

But triggers memories that I love

Cooking brunch, aroma of blackberries and bacon wake the house

With sleepy eyes, coffee & juice

You started the reaction

The inspiration…

When you talk about her your eyes

Light up

Tender voice, laughter

I’m looking through a window at night

& I shouldn’t be

But it changes me

When you talk about her

Oh House

Oh house you were birthed out of love

From a vision of hope

That a spunky woman had

Because she refused to believe that a woman wasn’t able to go it alone

With just her sons on her own

She did, with you as her peace

Oh house – you were her vision

Of freedom, breaking the status quo

A safe haven for her family

The windows had to be end-to-end

Overlooking the valley

Because at night every twinkle of every lamp post or porch light needed to be seen from those windows

Fourth of July was always the best- the best fireworks view in town

Swimming pool parties

Friends & family galore

Dad wearing a cowboy hat or baseball cap grilling

Mix Doberman/Shepard dog would run parameter & greet kids with a sloppy slurp as she ate grapes off the vine as she ran

Oh house…

As an infant I rolled over on the family room floor

At age 3 I sat on your stairs and cried while the woman who built you sat by me

Rubbing my back as we waited

For Dad to emerge from the bathroom

Your tree house they built nestled in birch trees

Felt like another world

Brunches in the tree house with all the windows open, a crisp breeze

No wonder I love brunch so much

My first kiss on the back steps of the tree house

My bedroom was my sanctuary that fit two queen beds- perfect for sleepovers

Helped that the extra fridge nearby was always stocked with cherry chocolate chip ice cream

Oh house… the billiard games and dart board along with Jack Daniels

Chocolate chip cookies and coffee beckoned everyone

They are gone now

Sorrow flits like the speckled snow

With so many memories awakened

Upon seeing your now but remembering your glory days

Oh house! What happened to you?

Their names and memories whisper on your walls and echo through your halls

Why must you disappear too?

Do I cry for you or them

Or all of us

Missing you

Missing them

Oh house….

Hwy 89, Layton, Utah