Sunday, May 15, 2011

Train Of Life


Train Tracks ... Looking Foreward



Train Of Life

          Some folks ride the train of life
          Looking out the rear,
          Watching miles of life roll by,
          And marking every year.
          They sit in sad remembrance,
          Of wasted days gone by,
          And curse their life for what it was,
          And hang their head and cry.
          But I don't concern myself with that,
          I took a different vent,
          I look forward to what life holds,
          And not what has been spent.
          So strap me to the engine,
          As securely as I can be,
          I want to be out on the front,
          To see what I can see.
          I want to feel the winds of change,
          Blowing in my face,
          I want to see what life unfolds,
          As I move from place to place.
          I want to see what's coming up,
          Not looking at the past,
          Life's too short for yesterdays,
          It moves along too fast.
          So if the ride gets bumpy,
          While you are looking back,
          Go up front, and you may find,
          Your life has jumped the track.
          It's all right to remember,
          That's part of history,
          But up front's where it's happening,
          There's so much mystery.
          The enjoyment of living,
          Is not where we have been,
          It's looking ever forward,
          To another year and ten.
          It's searching all the byways,
          Never should you refrain,
          For if you want to live your life,
          You gotta drive the train.

          Author Unknown



          Shadows Of Yesterdays .... Looking Back



          I was riding my bike one day, and I stopped dead in my tacks,or should I say train tracks.

          It was a late summer afternoon, and I had gone for a ride on the waterfront trail, and was on my way back home.

          Out of the corner of my eye I looked in both directions, and this is what I saw. This is a little moment in history. I am looking forward to what lies ahead, but since I haven’t been out with my camera in awhile this is from my archives. :)



          I have had a lot going on in my life, and that of my family. I would ask that you remember my Daughter-In Law (Sandra) and my little granddaughter who as of yet hasn’t been born. They are in the hospital in a NICU, because the baby is only 33 weeks old at this time. She is expected to have a premature arrival. I would appreciate your prayers for them, and that the baby would have a safe, and healthy arrival.

          The last few weeks have been very unsettling for all of us, and stressful as well.

          I know they are both in God’s Hands, as we all are.

          The Medical Team is hoping that the baby can stay safely in the womb until the 34th week, and then if need be they will induce her labor . This is the short version of what has been happening without going into too much detail. Please remember my son who is the daddy, and Tesa, Jenna, and Courtney who are missing mom, and looking so foreword to having another little sister to be part of their family.


          My other son and daughter-in-law are also expecting a little baby boy in August. :)

          I had the pleasure of watching a 3D ultrasound, live broadcasting on my computer, yesterday. I got to watch my not yet born little grandson, in his mom’s womb. He was blowing bubbles , and was quite active. It brought me to happy tears as I watched the miracle of life before my very eyes. I only wish I could have seen the expression on my son’s and daughter-in-laws face as they watched their son. I am so very happy and excited for the both of them.

          Life is good, and so very Precious!

          Well there are other things going on in my life also, but this is more than enough for one day.

          God Bless and be with you all. Have a good week.

          Sincerely Dianne :)



  1. We'll be keeping them in our prayers, Dianne. Frankie says to tell you that preemies are special people. I have to agree because she was one!

    PS I love those tracks! You captured a scene I've looked at 100 times and never thought of shooting it. Maybe when that new lens arrives next week.....I told you Frankie was special; she let me order another long lens!

  2. Thank you Chip. It is so good to hear from you, and thank you Frankie. You are Special indeed.:)
    Hey, I am really happy to hear you are getting yet another lens. Can I borrow some of yours when mine are worn out. Ha! I have had mine alot longer than I have had my Digital Cameras. They still work and I am thankful to have them. I am coming by for a visit in a bit.

  3. Life is Precious and we should hang on to each and every moment we have.
    Beautiful tracks Dianne. You do have alot going on, Prayers continued for you, your new grandbabies and for your family.
    Lisa xo

  4. I am grateful for your prayers,Lisa. Thank you, and God Bless you and your family.
    xx's Dianne :)

  5. Now arriving on track number two in God's unlimited express. In his bosom He carries all His sick, wounded and their worries.

    May the strength of our creator carry you and your family through these troublesome times.

  6. Keeping your family in prayer.

  7. Blessings to you, Dianne, and for all the people you hold dear in your heart. Don't worry, God is close where you need him.

    I like that poem 'Train Of Life'. Beautiful! Same with the picture.

    Thanks for the pleasure of reading this wonderful piece.

  8. Thank you all for your encouraging comments, and prayers. I am very grateful.
    God Bless each and every one of you.
    Sincerely Dianne :)

  9. Your dear family are in my prayers Dianne , waiting for the arrival of a new born is exciting and anxious trust they will be all well.
    I love the railway track when I saw it I thought what a beautiful picture , the poem complemented it very well. Hope all is well and you are in my thoughts Hugs Sheila :)xx

  10. Beloved friend of mine Dianne
    Why worry? The embryo at 7 months is absolutely ready.
    Please, do not worry, everything will go well with the help of God!
    Be glad all your children and grandchildren, you are all happy.
    You will be in my prayers and I am sure that will be born a wonderful baby!
    Many kisses

  11. Very neat perspectave on the tracks! Excellent poem by Unknown! Your family is in our thoughts...
    Thanks for your recent visit!

  12. God knows yours and your children's needs, for which we thank Him. I will absolutely keep all... in my prayers.

    Much love,


  13. Beautiful poem and photos...
    I had 2 premies...32 and 36 weeks. You would never know it now...big strong men today. I will add them to my prayers...such an unsettling thing to go through.

  14. Thank you all so very much for your thoughts and prayers. Sandra was suppose to be induced today, but was delayed, and now it might be tonight or tomorrow. Still waiting and praying, and Trusting the Lord.
    Hope you all have a wonderful long weekend.
    xx's Dianne :)

  15. Beautiful poem and wonderful shot. Rays of light parallel to train, beautifully composed.

  16. Your family in my prayers and everything alright with your new born baby well the help of God!

    Me too, I look foward in my future and try not looking back only a good things:-)
    Thank you for visit.

  17. Your family is in my prayers. I love the photo and verse. I try so hard to stay on the tracks.
    Big hugs to you.

  18. Congratulations on the safe arrival of Hope Ann. Sharing in your happiness with you. GOD BLESS! With love and care from Kerrie. xOx

  19. when i read : about me: i felt right away home at ur blog and i just can answer: amen.
    I have read in ur words the love of our saviour and it is nice that ppl like u just openly say the whole world: iam a believer. how often ppl just try to hide this or being ashamed, at least thats the way in germany, sad but true. I believe since iam 24 years old and im happy to be a child of god.
    it was my need to tell u that :)
    with love,
    shadownlight from germany.


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