My Dearest Love

I promise that you alone will hold in your hands

my heart, mind, and soul for all eternity.

I promise to love and adore you,

to walk, not ahead or behind,

but always at your side.

I promise to uphold you in good times and bad,

to lean on you in my times of need,

yet be available to carry you

through whatever storms we might encounter.


I will be a foundation for you to build upon

I will be for you the roots that anchor our love

I will be your crutch when needed

I will always be your most loyal fan

I will love you forever with all my being

I will be your beacon at the end of the tunnel

I will be your lighthouse in the storm

I will be your steadfast helpmate

I will be your partner, your lover, your friend.


I promise to love you as much, or more,

on our last day together as I love you on this day,

for you alone carry the key to my heart.

You alone, make all I ever dreamed possible.. a reality.

All I ask in return is that you take my hand

and walk with me, allowing me to love you

with every breath I take, for you are

my life’s breath, my heartbeat…my all.



I Am Whole..


PHOTO CREDIT:   Copyright  ©Pat Priebe;Waller, Texas. 2005


My heart was scarred-my soul was lost

true love so often eluded me

and then my eyes were opened

you accepted all I have to offer

and I am whole….

In the solitude of the early morning dawn

when the dew is still upon the grass

I hear your name softly whispered on the wind

I see the sparkle in your eyes reflected by the rising sun

I feel the warmth of your body nestled in my arms

I hear your voice as you gently say “I love you”

and I am whole….

At the height of the day

still you occupy my every thought

and I wonder how one such as I

could be so very blessed

as to have my own special angel

to share my every waking moment

and I am whole….

As the sun slips beneath the horizon

I feel the gentle warmth of your lips on mine

as my fingers softly caress your face

and I thank a power much greater than I

for bringing you into my life

and making you mine

and I am whole….

Official Adult Resignation

I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult.  I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an 8-year-old again.  I want to go to McDonald’s and think that it’s a four star restaurant.  I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle and make ripples with rocks.

I want to think M & Ms are better than money because you can eat them.  I want to lie under a big oak tree & run a lemonade stand with friends on a hot summer’s day.

I want to return to a time when life was simple.  When all you knew were colors, multiplication tables, and nursery rhymes, but that didn’t bother you, because you didn’t know what you didn’t know and you didn’t care.  All you knew was to be happy because you were blissfully unaware of all the things that should make you worried or upset.

I want to think the world is fair.  That everyone is honest and good.  I want to believe that anything is possible.

I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life and be overly excited by the little things again.  I want to live simple again.

I don’t want my day to consist of computer crashes, mountains of paperwork, depressing news, how to survive more days in the month than there is money in the bank, doctor bills, gossip, illness, and loss of loved ones.

I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, a kind word, truth, justice, peace, dreams, the imagination, mankind, and making angels in the snow.

So…here’s my checkbook and my car keys, my credit card bills and my 401K statements.  I am officially resigning from adulthood.  And if you want to discuss this further, you’ll have to catch me first, cause, “Tag! You’re it!!

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I first read this many years ago, and loved it then as much as I love it now.  I only wish it were that simple!  But I’ll keep on dreaming, as I usually do, and who knows…the dream could come true!!

Peducah, Kentucky

I left on my trip from Wisconsin on Oct. 19.  Spent the first night at a Super Walmart in Illinois.  I saw a big sign on my way into their lot stating there were no trucks allowed on the lot.  I checked with management to be sure I could stay the night. Sure didn’t want to wake up to a wrecker towing me away.  My stay was approved.  About an hour later the semi’s started rolling in(guess they missed that sign). Must have been ten there when I woke up!

Second night was spent at a privately owned rv park in Peducah, Kentucky called Victory RV Park, Inc. Very nice park, and the owners Shawn & Tammy Miller were excellent hosts. Amenities included electric, water, dump, at each site. They also had a laundry room, bathhouse, playground, community fire ring, a fenced pet run, large pond, community outdoor pavilion, and onsite propane.  All this for $27.00 with my Good Sam discount.