Macaroni noodles and boo-boos

In honor of Mother’s birthday today❤

Long walks and dark chocolate

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Thank you mom for all that you taught me and all of the things you did to show your love.

Thank you for wearing necklaces lovingly crafted from macaroni noodles; for hanging countless masterpieces on the fridge, for making me believe I was gifted, talented, beautiful and brilliant, for all the boo-boo’s you made better (and yes that DID sting);for watching all the “plays” and dance routines and listening to the unending songs I made up as I went and never once making me feel stupid.

I thank you for your smile, you know, the one that told me I was your world.  I thank you for your long nails that gently scratched my itches, even when I was dirty.  I thank you for the soft, gentle voice that read to me and explained life to me.  I thank you for all of the meals you crafted and I apologize for the…

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A Few of My Favorite Things

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Inspiration from the Discover Challenge: The Poetry of List Making

A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

  • Rising before dawn to have coffee and spend time with Jesus
  • Reading in bed until I am drowsy enough to fall asleep
  • Bear hugs from the ones I love
  • Good morning or good night texts from my daughters
  • A nice meal shared with friends or family around a table
  • Sitting outside in the shade enjoying God’s creation
  • Reliving old and making new memories with my girls
  • When my husband calls and plays our wedding song over the phone
  • The hauntingly beautiful sound of a hooting owl outside my window
  • Time spent in worship or fellowship with my church family
  • Sunset boat rides and fishing with the love of my life
  • Travelling anywhere with someone I love along for the trip
  • My quiet devotion time in my favorite chair
  • The satisfaction of a full day’s work
  • Anything and everything to do with my granddaughters
  • Autumn and falling leaves, cooler temperatures and pumpkin everything

Rain or shine

It was a muggy Sunday afternoon and the steam rose up from the pavement as I traveled towards Miami to visit my granddaughter in the hospital. Thankfully, I was nice and chilly thanks to my Explorer’s air conditioning unit.  As I took in the beauty around me and prayed for our little Cali and other […]

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What lies beneath?

Today’s prompt hit a nerve as soon as I read the word….surface.  My mind immediately began to form poems about layers and things hidden deep within.  It affected me because it reminds me of a topic that I’ve been contemplating for days. A few nights ago, I taught on Motives; those deeply private and often […]

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Cali; the gift that keeps on giving

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The prompt was “Crisis” and since NICU parents deal with this all the time, I thought this was appropriate. My daughter and I had a great day with our little Cali yesterday.  I blogged before about Cali’s premature arrival and the complications she has faced since.   She is 3 ½ months old and we still […]

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Forward progress

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Was the game called Sorry where you move game piece forward or back based on where you land?  The other day my daughter said, “Two steps forward and ten steps back” and I visualized that game.  She was referring to her baby’s progress this week after three months in the NICU.  She was frustrated, exhausted both […]

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Daily Prompt: Journey

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Here’s a quick poem for today’s prompt….Journey Journey I’m going on a journey Don’t be surprised to see me smile Please don’t try to bring me back I’ll be gone a little while   I’ll back up from today To a time when they were small I’ll put years in reverse Like they never passed […]

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The Two Anniversaries

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Originally posted on Long walks and dark chocolate:
This week holds two special days for me; one is the anniversary of my marriage, which symbolizes a beautiful beginning and the other is the anniversary of the death of my mother which epitomizes an agonizing final chapter in the book of my life. Since 1996, I…

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Fishing with Mr. Patience

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Originally posted on Long walks and dark chocolate:
I am just sitting here on this rainy night, contemplating our upcoming anniversary outing this weekend.  We will probably drive a few hours just to “get away” and go fishing, something we both enjoy and I don’t have the pleasure of doing very often. I felt the…

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From the inside out

Originally posted on Long walks and dark chocolate:
We often fail as parents. Although we love our children dearly, the truth is, we aren’t perfect. We make mistakes.  Since I’m older and one of the reasons I blog is to share something that might inspire, encourage or teach someone, I thought I’d share one of…

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