Joy and Sorrow

There is crazy weather all around the country. My prayers are with all of you facing devastating losses and heartache. I will see my grandsons in a few hours, and in that great joy of family time, I do not forget the hardships faced by others, for we all must take turns in the joys and the sorrows that come through every human’s life.
I saw my first hummingbird this morning! There was only water in the feeder I put out to attract them, but shortly after the sighting, I raced to the kitchen and made my first batch of nectar. It took years of trying in the Black Forest, before I had more than one or two regulars for the season. Last summer, I had eight or ten at a time, so this is starting from scratch again, but that’s okay. I am happy to have seen the first one.
This has been a long day, and I’m glad to hit the hay in my own comfortable home tonight. I have no wise words or insights of interest, only deep joy from being with my family, and appreciation for my blessings. I wish for peace and tolerance in the world, and hope that in some small way, I can give some of each to those around me.

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About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy is scheduled for release in Nov. 2018. National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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