“Why,” she questioned, “don’t you want to know? “I had a life before you, before I married your father. “A meaningful life. “I knew other people, interesting people. I worked. I loved. I laughed. I cried. “I had a life.” At seventeen I had no history, no interest, and no answers.
Dear Grandmother, Why didn’t you tell me your life was hard? Why didn’t you complain about spending years in a wheelchair when you could no longer use your crutches or leg brace to get around? Why didn’t you point out how strong your arms had to be in order to swing from your cane back… Continue reading Why Didn’t You Tell Me?
Aha moments. They come at the strangest times, usually unexpectedly, and without immediate clarity that will help you understand the impact those moments will have on your life. One of those enlightening thunderbolts happen 13 years ago with an early morning phone call from my sister. “Dad has died.” As I put the phone down,… Continue reading Aha Moments
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is View from the Side, and here are several I found in my files just waiting to be exposed to the light of my blog. Take a side look at Cee’s challenge at: https://ceenphotography.com/2017/03/14/cees-fun-foto-challenge-view-from-the-side/ … Continue reading Side Views of Life
Kathryn Stucker has contributed another delightful poem for today’s post. Makes you want to head to Arkansas, doesn’t it? WE GOT FLEAS ON THE DOG, CHIGGERS IN THE GRASS, HORNETS IN THE BARN, AND TICKS GOD KNOWS WHERE; BUT THERE’S A SWIMMING HOLE NEAR, GIANT OAKS IN THE YARD, PINE TREES ON THE HILL,… Continue reading A Good Life
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? We all know what a Will is, and we’ve all made one haven’t we? Of course! It would be silly not to have done so. How about a Living Will? Good idea too! These are not things to do when you are older, they are things that we…
David Oakes is a master photographer whose shots take your breath away on a regular basis. Check out his blog and enjoy what he captures with his camera. https://davidoakesimages.wordpress.com/2016/06/02/we-pass-this-way-but-once/#comment-11407
When I think of a curve, I think of a road winding up a mountain. Not just A curve, but a series of curves; plural vs. singular. My life is and has been a journey of curves, most of them not intended. Not one bend in the road, but a bunch of turns and twists… Continue reading Curves Offer the Spice in Life
Today is my 74th birthday. Someone gave me a coffee cup years ago that reads ‘God Danced The Day You Were Born’, and I’m delighted my Higher Power is doing a gig on my behalf! Below is a link to a YouTube video of a group singing the song ‘God Danced the Day You Were Born’… Continue reading God Danced The Day You Were Born