written by Debbie Williamson
Have you ever been to a place called Fern Valley? I was there a few times, I think. See, I don't know if I was ever there, or if it is a place that I have just been dreaming about. I don't know if I was there when I was a little girl, or if I was there just yesterday.
Fern Valley is a magical, mystical place. It is lush in its greenery and is so beautiful and sunny and oh, so warm. It never gets cold in Fern Valley.
Just where is Fern Valley? That I don't really know. Maybe it doesn't even exist. Maybe, it is just a place that is in the back of my mind.
Nothing bad ever happens in Fern Valley. Nobody ever gets hurts there. Only good things happen there, good thoughts and good dreams.
Never take a bad thought with you to Fern Valley because if you do, you will lose Fern Valley forever. Once you lose it, you can never, ever get it back. It is gone forever.
If you are lucky enough to have found Fern Valley, treasure it always and don't ever abuse it. I found my Fern Valley a long, long time ago when things were pretty bad in my life. Everywhere I went and everything I did, nothing but evil followed me.
One night when I couldn't stand it anymore, Fern Valley just came out of nowhere. It was just like finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
My Fern Valley is filled with lush green ferns, the tallest I have ever seen in my entire life. Flowing beside the ferns is a shimmering silver creek with water so cold and inviting. Growing amongst the ferns are every tropical fruit you could imagine. They are so sweet and so pure.
Some of us have found our Fern Valley's already. Some of us have not. For those of you who have not, you will definitely know it when you have.
For those of you that have lost your Fern Valley's, let me tell you this, you were warned. For those of you that still have your Fern Valley's, keep it forever. Treasure it and enjoy!