Heartbeats

heart necklace

My heart beats with a joyful rhythm
thinking only of you in every spectrum

remembering my life before you sauntered in
is nothing but a speck of dust from back then

I wasn’t looking to fill a void of any kind
my world was content with no ties to bind

but now as my head lies on your shoulder
with you beside me, nothing could be better

and as your arm warms me in its caress
My heart whispers to you its thankfulness

  Lauren Scott © 2014

Photo: Google Images

 

 

 

The Box

box with red bow 

You placed it in my hands, adorned with a red bow
only a short clip of time had passed by our window

After pulling out tissue paper of white
I was entranced by the amazing sight

For inside was a lifetime together
and a house to be filled by the love we would gather

The walls stood bare waiting for memories to dress
showing reasons for us feeling truly blessed

The best gift of all, though, I am thrilled to say
was your heart at the bottom, committed to stay

Lauren Scott © 2014
Photo: Google Images

Rock ‘n’ Roll, Snow & Irish Cream ♥

 

mt baldy lodge

Today, my hubby and I celebrate our 26th First Date Anniversary! 🙂 Yep, we remember these silly dates and though it sounds cliche, it still feels like yesterday. He was 27; I was 26. We lived in so. Calif. at the time and he took me to the Sycamore Inn for a very nice dinner, then dancing at Mt. Baldy Lodge & Restaurant! An awesome setting in the mountains! He chose this same place 6 months later when he proposed (after a ski lift ride to the top)…We then spent 3 New Year’s Eves here, dancing our socks off with a bunch of friends! I remember drinking Irish Cream Coffees (yum) and cooling off on the deck overlooking the snowy view, after dancing! Truly romantic and magical. ♥

irish cream coffee

Next month, we’ll celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. I don’t think either of us can believe the time we’ve spent together is now wrapped up in photographs and not so current. Our relationship hasn’t been perfect. As far as I know, no relationship is…along with the laughs, we’ve shed tears for different reasons. However, we’ve managed to, instead of stumbling over the bumps, step over them and move forward…

I know of several couples who have divorced after 20 some years of marriage and it breaks my heart. I don’t want to be a statistic and so I have a vision of us rocking together on the front porch when we’re older, watching our grandchildren play.  Since our kids aren’t “there” yet, for having children, our vision is “way” into the future! This vision, though, will remain our anchor and strength to persevere anything thrown in our path that is not welcomed! God willing, we’ll have the chance to rock ‘n” roll in rocking chairs! 🙂

Living together for many, many years, married or not, takes work. It’s not a piece of cake. Well, sometimes, it is, but other times, it’s not so sweet. Fortunately, Matt and I are both talkers…we have no trouble communicating, which I think is the key. Holding things in only gives trouble fuel to smolder.

So after almost 25 years of marriage, our kids aren’t little and precious anymore. They’re both in college and luckily, responsible young adults. Whether they like it or not, they’ll always be our “precious babies!” I don’t know what we’ve done right, but we must have done something because we are so blessed. And I mean this with all sincerity and the least bit of boasting…

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A dark (health) cloud still insists on looming over us (one of the bumps), but with and through our lasting love for each other and our son and daughter, we’ll get through it, no matter what!

matt and lauren for blog

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So…Happy “First Date” Anniversary, Honey!
You were my best friend in the late 80’s when we met.

You still are to this day and always will be.

I Love You.

L xo ♥

Completion

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You’re
the colors
in my rainbow

 Cleansing
in my rain

Warmth
in my winter

Healing
for my pain

 You’re
everything around

everything beside

 everything within

the world I reside

 © LScott 2013

Photo: Google Images

Enlightenment

SUN RAYS


The truth shall be carried along the breeze

into the rays of your sun

and the illumination of your moon

I’ll kiss the raindrop on your shoulder

and the tears from your skies

then you’ll feel the warmth of emotions

pouring from my eyes

 

 © LScott 2013
Photo: Google Images

Electricity

It’s not what you think
My dreamy state and
Light-weight feeling
have me reeling
but it’s not you
(don’t stand too close, please)
I’d love a breeze

and my words don’t tumble
my feet don’t stumble
because of you
(I repeat)
It’s not what you think

I don’t take a double blink
(when you saunter by)
No, you don’t catch my eye

Where do you
get these notions?
(as though my heart’s been sprinkled
with love potions)
Of course, you’re not to blame
don’t be so vain

I’m feeling a bit flushed
(oh, my, how you make me blush)
Check my temperature, would you?
I must make do,
but I think it’s the flu
Oh, maybe, baby, it IS you!

© LScott 2012

🙂