It’s not so much what she said

For she was not one for long conversations

But it’s what mom did that made a lasting impression

One day her life made an unexpected left turn

Went down a road she could never have imagined

It’s there she showed me how to be a strong woman

In the midst of her grief

She made plans for an education

That would allow her to provide

A move was in store

Our lives changed

Never to be the same

Focused and determined

She persevered the long days at school

Studied hard at night

Friendships were formed

That would last a lifetime

Together they achieved their goal…LVN

Another move, a new town

A new school, another goal before her

Friends and family would join her on the journey

Buckle down, study hard

Early mornings, late nights

Learn that which doesn’t come easy

The day came when she achieved her goal

Her tireless efforts were rewarded

A goal achieved, a degree received…Registered Nurse

When hard times come

It’s not the time to buckle under the stress

Nor focus on the past, or look in the rear view mirror

It’s the time to be strong

Focused and determined

She was rewarded with a career she loved for a lifetime

by Susan Wachtel

February 23, 2013

It’s another Saturday morn and I participating in Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five Minute Fridaywriting challenge.  Head over to her website “Lisa Jo Baker Tales from a Gypsy Mama”.  Be sure to read some of the entries from other writers.  I can promise you that you will be blessed.