We are where He wants us!
Well, it amazes us how long it has been since we have been active here on Author's Den. Time flies at a shocking rate sometimes.
We sure have been busy. Darrell finished getting his Masters and has been teaching for a couple of years now. He loves it! Kathy is so proud of him and still loves him to distraction, continuing to write more poems to cronical that love to post here. One of her real comforts and joys is journaling through poetry and often processing her feelings on these pages.
Kathy has also been quite busy taking an extensive course in jewelry design and repair and is now a bench jeweler. She loves her craft which is another great outlet, and finds she is a good jewelry aritsan. Both Darrell and Kathy dream of her making jewelry someday with the gold he prospects for as a hobby.
The last few years have blessed us with several children graduating and continuing good, productive lives. We have welcomed two new grandchildren. Our marriage is still strong and we are still best friends, which we consider such a gift. We have had our trials also. Kathy remembers so much support of her poems and what was going on with Darrell's parents passing on and now, just a short time ago her father passed and she is dealing with that as best she can. Writing poems, working hard, loving her family is good therapy.
I commend Author's Den and all who use it. I have been reading over the work of poets I remember from the past and also a few new ones and, gosh, it's really special. The people on here are special. It is so great to belong to such a supportive and helpful community and to be able to learn through others how to hone our craft.
God bless you all!