Luminescent

Where do I begin? What do I say? Well, to be honest my friend, I'm not exactly sure but, I will give it my best effort. These are my first thoughts I've actually written down since Mom passed. Each minute, hour and day since she left my thoughts have been all consuming my mind and …

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Unsettling

Across the hall from mom two chairs are pushed together to make a makeshift cot. A Spurs ball-cap pulled down over his eyes my husband attempts to catch some rest while his sister and niece stay with mom. The nursing home AC unit is set to a frigid temperature. It was comfortable when he closed …

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Close to Heaven

Heaven is not so far away. She most likely will be with Jesus today. There's no longer a need for her to explore. We wonder if she can hear Heaven roar. * A good, long life of over eighty-five years Memories, sarcasm, laughter, with a few tears Children, grandchildren and great-grands Says she's ready for …

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No Coincidences

Whether it's the glow of the moon or the rays of the sun this is the image my husband and I are blessed to see each day. This time of year and especially today, Good Friday, I reflect back on a time in history far before I was born. I remember with tears, smiles, joy, …

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Frantic Floodwaters

Last night the skies lit up like a ball field and the thunder roared. Another thunderstorm and more rain. We were flooded and at capacity. The homes remain protected. The rising waters remained at bay for the moment. What would or could have been a moment of freaking out or being frantic we trusted and …

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Flash Flooding

Lightening cracking through the dark night sky, rain pinging the wall of windows like an out of tune wind chime, when at 3:42 a.m. alarms echo the bedroom walls. We are in the middle of a big thunderstorm. My husband and I love thunderstorms. The sound of the rain and the beauty of the lightening …

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Love Letters

Excitement stirs and my heart beats faster as I walk into our home this afternoon and see a note on the kitchen island. There's nothing small or micro about the love notes my husband writes to me or I write to him. They might be small in the number of characters, words or sentences, but …

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