Thursday, May 7, 2009

What's Going On

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see." - John Burroughs

What an understatement! My life has been so hectic lately, I barely have time to take care of myself. I have been trying to help a sick friend for the past several days, knowing I need to take Ms. Angelle to Sam's and shop and cook for my family in preparation for my leave starting today. (Plus, having had that MRI has left me feeling bad and worried- and I just found out everything came back normal-YIPPEE). Yes- I am getting myself...for four days! I am going on an ACTS retreat from my church. I am so ready for some peace and quiet time. I cannot wait to renew my spirit with thoughtful prayer and meditation. Please pray for my family and me while I am gone. I will be praying for you, too! I leave today at 6:00 and return @noon on Sunday- just in time for Mother's Day. To all you wonderful mothers out there- I hope you have a great, relaxing and restful mother's day, too! Here's a poem I wrote for MOMS:


Moms are special, this is true.
They sacrifice their life for
their family, with all the
special things they do.
Moms would rather
cook and clean and
make their house pretty,
than spend their time
shopping or caught up
in the city.
Moms love their children
more than anything else,
and they would do
anything to give
them peace, love and harmony-
a true meaning of theirselves.
So remember MOMS on Mother's day
and tell them you love them
in your own special way.

~Laurie Kolp


Jeni said...

Oh Laurie.. I am so happy you are getting away. I need one of those getaways too. Good for you my friend!!! My mom goes on those mini retreats alot with her church in San Antonio. They are re-viving. Look forward to hearing from you when you get back. you are a good woman Laurie! Love you.

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

I am happy your test came back o.k. You so deserve this time for yourself. Go & enjoy and don't look back. "Happy Mother's Day," and God bless you and your family. I am so happy to have you in my life!!