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.


About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature and 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, two topics that are very difficult to manage in real life. Barbara volunteers doing school programs and speaking to support groups. National Parks, hiking, and snow-shoeing are in her list of favorite hobbies.
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