NOW AVAILABLE!

New title by A.D. Rose & Margaret Rose

New title by A.D. Rose & Margaret Rose

We Experienced Miracles in Lubbock is the latest title now available by A.D. Rose & Margaret Rose, and can be found at http://www.CreateSpace.com.   It will also be available on Amazon.com soon.  Get your copy now!

Kathy Williams  The Book Worm

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Memories

Janette Ackerman reading poem to Grandpa

Janette Ackerman reading poem to Grandpa

MEMORIES
By, Janette Ackerman

Outside
Garden dripped in dew
Mud between my toes
Tomatoes, red in hue
And then I lost a shoe
Sinking in the mud
Where it goes,
I don’t know
Left my shoe in the garden
Long ago on Hollywood

Traveling
Went to Yellowstone
I was warm
But it was cold!
Saw a moose mom
Running!!!
Leave us alone
says moose mom!
So many places
Learned so much
Family faces
Homey spaces
Where does the time go?
Uncle Bob
Chicago was a favorite place
Alabama a friendly space
Table tennis, a banjo, a pool, and dogs
Riding a corvette (he didn’t have a hog)!
Found some fossils, where Bob worked
Looked through a telescope
Stars
Magic in the world
A favorite person lost
Beautiful memories
Never forgot

This poem, written by my niece, Janette Ackerman, is part of the collection of poems written to celebrate my father’s 95th birthday.

Kathy Williams The Book Worm

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COMING SOON!

COMING SOON! “We Experienced Miracles in Lubbock” is the title of the next book by A.D. Rose & Margaret Rose, and soon to be published by CreateSpace! This book will be the 2nd Edition of “Miracles Still Happen in Lubbock”.
Stay tuned to The Book Worm to learn the exact publishing date! You don’t want to miss this one.

Kathy Williams The Book Worm

A.D. & Margaret Rose

A.D. & Margaret Rose

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Prayer Answered

Skipper

Skipper

In my parent’s book, “Messages From the Other Side”, my father tells of messages he received from my brother after he’d passed away.  My brother, Bob, was 38 when he died.  For a while every time my dad would look at the clock it was always 38 minutes after the hour.  That was Bob’s way of popping in to say hello.  Bob has popped in to say hello to me in the same way on numerous occasions.

I knew this past Monday was going to be a difficult one to get through since it was exactly one week since my dog, Skipper, had passed away.  But thanks to my brother and God’s infinite mercy, that day started off much better than I’d expected.  I woke at 4:24 and just as I was getting out of bed, my husband said he needed to tell me something.  He had heard a noise in the night, he said.  It was just one little whimper, but it came from the spot on the floor where Skipper had fallen off the bed.  As soon as he told me I looked over to that spot at the foot of the bed where Skipper had fallen.  At that time of the morning, our room was only illuminated by the fluorescent glow of digital clocks, but in that dimness I could clearly see my Skipper walking by the foot of the bed.  He took a few steps and disappeared.  It happened so quickly I thought I had imagined it.

Once my husband had delivered his message, he rolled over and went to sleep.  I carried on with my morning routine and let our other dog outside.  As soon as my hand touched the doorknob, I got a strong urge to know what time it was.  I looked at the clock on the kitchen microwave and saw that it was 4:38.  That was confirmation to me that I had actually seen Skipper walking just a few moments before.  I started crying….but this time it was tears of thankfulness to know my prayers had been answered, and Skipper was safe and with my brother in Heaven.

Kathy Williams  The Book Worm

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Grief

Skipper

Skipper

Grief is not an easy thing to deal with, even if you believe like I do, that there is life after death.  You know that someday you’ll be reunited, and so you keep putting one foot in front of the other.  Eventually the heavy burden of grief is lightened and you open your heart to share your love with another.  Be they animal or human, it’s the act of love that matters.  You keep the one that’s recently passed in your heart and enjoy memories of your time together when they walked this earth with you.  But all too soon you are left to grieve again.  The more you share your love with others, the more it hurts when you lose them.

In “Messages From the Other Side”, my parents shared their journey of love and grief after my brother passed away.  They wrote this book, to give others comfort….others going through the same pain of grief and agony that they had experienced, would hopefully trust in God, and allow Him to comfort them as He had comforted our family.  They wrote this book to let others know that life does not end with death.

I believe with all my heart that if we live our lives on earth in accordance with God’s will, we will be reunited with our loved ones when it’s our turn to cross over to the other side.

This past Monday my husband and I lost another loved one.  He was the sweetest, most adorable little Schipperke in all the world.  Yes, he was a dog, but we loved him with all our hearts.  He was our baby and we miss him terribly.  I hope and pray that my brother, Bob is looking out for him, and maybe I’ll be fortunate enough to receive a “Message From the Other Side” soon so I’ll know that he’s okay.

Kathy Williams  The Book Worm

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PERFECT

A.D. Rose's 95th birthday celebration!

A.D. Rose’s 95th birthday celebration!PERFECT

PERFECT

By, Elizabeth Towell

A perfect poem for a perfect gent

I am thinking hard and won’t relent

Writing drafts until the pencil’s bent

My good ideas seem mostly spent

I fear I cannot produce my prime

How can you express so much in rhyme?

A.D. cared for each of us in time

Husband, father, grandfather sublime

Ninety-five years is really a feat

Writer and gardener ever sweet

His creations are always a treat

But it’s his loving that can’t be beat

Praise God in Heaven for this good man

Also for his ever growing clan

We know he is special in Your Plan

Helping us recall where we began.

  The 95th birthday celebration continues as we share the poems my dad received for his gift that special day.  This one was written by his daughter-in-law, Beth. Enjoy!

Kathy Williams  The Book Worm

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Dad’s Always Busy

A.D. Rose  95th Birthday Celebration

A.D. Rose 95th Birthday Celebration

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAD’S ALWAYS BUSY
By: Carmela Rose Worner

Tomatoes are red; and corn is bright yellow.
My Dad is an interesting and wonderful fellow.
He walks in his sleep, and writes, and paints, too.
When he gets tired of that he has much more to do.
He works in the garden from morning ‘til night,
Planting and watering and weeding while light.
When it’s cloudy or rainy, he sits in his chair.
He catnaps a little, then moves onto prayer.
If you ask him the secret of a long, happy life,
He just shrugs and gives credit to “my Lord and my wife.”

It seems that my father passed on his love of writing to all of his children. The above poem was written by his youngest daughter, my baby sister, Carmela. Enjoy!
Kathy Williams The Book Worm

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