This book of poems reflects the contemplative and spiritual sense the author has of her spirituality and how she sees God in all things and all matters. Inspired and motivated by feedback and the encouragement of those for whom she has written poems, prayers and reflections, she has decided to make her work assessable to others. This book of poems has 36-poems in honor of Nilsa's middle child, Maria Esther Rios-Maldonado whom passed away shortly after her 36th birthday in 2007. May these poems uplift, inspire and encourage you on your life journey. And may you learn to appreciate and pay more attention to all the small details in our lives.
Nilsa Patterson lives in Florida and comes from an eight children family of which she is third in line. She has three children and three grandchildren. Nilsa loves to ponder about common everyday things and is very passionate about seeing them from a spiritual perspective. Her contemplative view of ordinary things makes her writing style mystical. She has been asked to write poems, prayers and reflections for anniversaries, birthdays, weddings and some of her material has even been used to evangelize. She considers her writing a gift from God and her intent is to share that gift with others. Nilsa is most grateful to her children, Tita, Maria and Michael for their love, support and encouragement on this journey. Additionally, her good friend and mentor, Fr Karl Bergin has been an enormous motivator and positive influence in getting Nilsa to pursue the use of her talent for uplifting and inspiring others while glorifying God.