Sunday, June 19, 2016

Until the Next Time....

It is hard to believe that it is Sunday evening and my time with Rick & Jilda is coming to an end.  It has been a glorious 30 hours.  I have always said that everyone has a story.  I have enjoyed hearing Rick & Jilda's stories; in how they met; celebrating 42 years of marriage; the places they have worked; about the music they have written and sung and especially what they are doing now in making a difference in other people's lives.

They live out in the country on about 12 acres. Fresh blueberries; apple trees; eggplant; fresh jalapenos, etc.  Their home is very eclectic(homey).  Two beautiful dogs(collie and terrier); 5 chickens and a rooster(fresh eggs daily).  Lightening bugs and bats(they love mosquitos) come out at night.  It is definitely a place where you can come and escape from the chaos of life.  I have encouraged them to take the old homestead and turn it into a Haven, especially for music writers.

Jilda is definitely a gourmet cook.  The meals have been superb.  Tonight was roasted chicken; grilled jalapenos(with ground sausage meat and mozzarella cheese), grilled eggplant and pasta with cherry tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.  Of course, there was dessert - fresh blueberries/ice cream. Yum!

Rick has a heart for people.  He wants to teach life and to assist others in making wise choices on their journey.

True friendships don't just happen.  Like a marriage, you know there is a connection, but then you do have to put energy into it.  You learn to listen; you learn that everyone has their own opinions; you learn that sometimes you just need to have a good ear; you learn when that person just needs a hug and you learn just to allow people to be themselves.

Rick & Jilda, thanks for your friendship!  Thank you for enriching me!


  1. Thanks for the shoutout Denise. Welcome to the blogworld.

  2. Great read! Nice "meeting" you Rick and Jilda!