Tarnished

When I was a little girl we had "polishing day". Back then when I heard the words calling from my momma's lips you could see my eyes roll in the back of my head and subsequently hear the heavy sigh or deep scoff slide boldly from my mouth. Guaranteed there was a lot of work …

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Watering Day

Today was spent catching up on things that have been neglected, put off, procrastinated. Any one of those would be true. Geraniums are one of my most favorite blooming plants. When I bought them this year they were thick green with huge plumes of vibrant red flowers. The Texas heat has already risen easily into …

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Song

I don't know about you but, have you ever been in an amazing place in your life where everything seems to be going incredibly well, meanwhile you have thoughts of, “Oh no, something bad is going to happen.“ or “This is too good to be true!“ ? If I am being completely transparent... I have …

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Renewed

Some days you may feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders especially this time of year. And, in all fairness, maybe it truly is. Western Washington University Bellingham, Washington April showers fall. In some parts of the world it snows a heavy and wet Spring snow. The roads may become muddy …

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Glimmer Traversing

Two thousand two hundred and sixty miles from home I stand in awe beneath a canopy of Ponderosa and Lodgepole pines surrounded by Cherry blossom trees exploding with blooms, and all on a carpet of rich green grass peppered with moss covered rocks. It is Spring in Washington State and it shows in the landscape …

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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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