Monthly Archives: December 2015

Going Crazy

We started a Christmas family tradition when the kids were bitty babies.  One day between Thanksgiving and Christmas we would tuck them snugly in bed and sneak out to the kitchen to pop popcorn and make hot chocolate.  With anticipation … Continue reading

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When Christmas Hurts

Christmas was always a hard season for me.  But, when my children were born, I decided to “fake it until you make it.”  Throwing myself into the decorations and gifts helped, but each year a darkness would creep up unexpectedly … Continue reading

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Thankful for Today

Peaking out the upstairs window that misty morning The vice around my heart tightened as I watched him walk away His gait like yesterday and the yesterday before But looks can be oh-so deceiving I snap a picture of him with … Continue reading

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The Empty Page

The empty page stares back at me I tighten my hold on the words that threaten to escape For a trickle let out Would burst the flood gate The flames uncontrolled Licking any which way Causing dimay to kith and kin A risk I … Continue reading

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The 10 Gifts of Christmas – *UPDATED

I can be a hum-bug when it comes to Christmas.  Our local radio station began playing Christmas music before Thanksgiving. I forbid anyone to listen to it. I contemplated buying a little pre-lit tree so I could technically say we … Continue reading

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My Beloved

After almost a quarter of a century The golden thread of you Weaves its joy through my life Your love has been constant Unendingly selfless Faithful and true Promising for better or for worse The depth of joys and sorrows life would … Continue reading

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Let Me Fly

They’ve clipped my wings It’s for my good, they say Fury bubbles up from deep within Threatening to burn all within its path I can’t breath I can’t move These chains are so heavy I’m so weary from fighting them It’s … Continue reading

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Hope Realized

Over the last five years I have experienced severe vision distortion and loss that was considered permanent. New technology allowed me to undergo eye surgeries this last October.  When I went into the surgeries we were cautiously optimistic, and there were … Continue reading

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Stay Mr. Sandman

  breath slows body relaxes noises cease sweet, beautiful sleep overtakes   Consciousness creeps in My body screams – Just one more minute Powerless to stop the engines Shifting, shifting, constantly shifting Full speed ahead  

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Sun glinting on glass tops Swaying trees on pond surfaces Silhouettes at sunset A kind word, a soft touch, an unheard prayer A sideways glance, a harsh tone, a set jaw Each moment as light beams from my heart scatter in every … Continue reading

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