Janet's Poems
Ode to My Hair

All my hair fell out today
I cried a little bit
Because (I'm sure you understand)
I was attached to it.

I never used to like my hair
That seems a little sad
Compared to the alternative
It wasn't all that bad.

It's like the line that's always in
a country western song
You never 'preciate what you've got
Until it turns up gone.

Some youngsters in the Bible
Called Elisha bald
He whistled at a pair of bears
And all the youths were mauled.
                          (2 Kings 2:23-24)

This story in the Bible
Tells me from the start
God holds bald-headed people
Very closely to His heart.

It's all part of the process
God's taking care of me
My very hairs are numbered
But now they're down to three.


- Janet Copeland
Breast Cancer Survivor

To my Husband

In sickness and in health
We said those words that day
In poverty and wealth
We promised we would stay.

And when those words came true
You were there to hold me up
We held fast to each other
As we drank the bitter cup.

Whatever each day brought us
Sometimes hope, sometimes despair
Your steady presence soothed me,
Even when I lost my hair.

You’ve shown me what true love is
It’s dying to oneself
It’s meeting every need I have,
While yours wait on the shelf.

From the first days of our marriage
We have prayed for fifty years
And our prayer for that continues
Undeterred by any fears.

For the time that God may give us
I want the world to know
You’re my knight in shining armor
Precious one, I love you so.



- Janet Copeland

Attitude is Everything

There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the Mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head.

"Well," she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today."

So she did and she had a wonderful day.


The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she had only two hairs on her head.

"H-M-M, " she said, "I think I'll part my hair down the middle today."

So she did and she had a grand day.


The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that she had only one hair on her head.

"Well," she said, "Today I'm going to wear my hair in a pony tail."

So she did and she had a fun, fun day.


The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that there wasn't a single hair on her head.

"YEAH!" she exclaimed, "I don't have to fix my hair today!"


                   - Author Unknown
Words to Live By

"when you come to the edge of all the light you know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things will happen:  there will be something solid for you to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly".

- Patrick Overton