Reaching

Giving me your hand

Was the first step

In letting go

Of the pain

The distrust

The memories

Of all that had been before

When there was no light

No sunny skies

No reaching for the strength

That now leads you forward

To trying one more time.

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ODE TO MOMS

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She stopped on the side of the road and opened the door. She spoke softly, encouragingly. She reached out her hand offering a treat. The limping dog hesitated, then slowly came forward. Carefully she lifted it inside. One more rescue on a cloudy day.     ***


She rocked in the chair losing count.  The clock ticked slowly, the room so quiet she could hear her heart beating.

It all rested in a surgeon’s hands now.  Her baby , born too early, was her life already.  She’d wait forever until she could hold him all healed.         ***


They were saying goodbye.  Not for forever but it felt like it, watching her walk away.  The house would be empty,  but her daughter was smart, strong and confident. It was 18 years of love,  building independence.    ***


HAPPY  MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL    THE MOTHERS OUT THERE…

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ODE TO MOMS

She stopped on the side of the road and opened the door. She spoke softly, encouragingly. She reached out her hand offering a treat. The limping dog hesitated, then slowly came forward. Carefully she lifted it inside. One more rescue on a cloudy day.     ***


She rocked in the chair losing count.  The clock ticked slowly, the room so quiet she could hear her heart beating.

It all rested in a surgeon’s hands now.  Her baby , born too early, was her life already.  She’d wait forever until she could hold him all healed.         ***


They were saying goodbye.  Not for forever but it felt like it, watching her walk away.  The house would be empty,  but her daughter was smart, strong and confident. It was 18 years of love,  building independence.    ***


HAPPY  MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL    THE MOTHERS OUT THERE !

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RAIN-RAIN-RAIN MISSOURI PAIN

We were drowning  in rain

Praying for sun

The robins and starlings splashed

In ground puddles

As the rivers grew

Leaving highways filled

With debris.

We are so small

Nature’s power so strong touching

Us with little mercy once more.

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Mini Thoughts

How can we criticize President Obama for accepting a $400,000.00 speaking fee when we have elected a current President who is a billionaire?

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How can we be on the road  to environmental ruin and think this is in our best interests?

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How can  a man who won America’s presidency believe it would be an easy job?

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Destroying Our National Monuments

Well they are at it again

Wanting to strip our wild places

and desecrate lands where

animals roam and people play

all for the sake of profit and greed.

Where will it end?

What will be left ?

Why aren’t we learning what is real?

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Please speak out against this plan. Let your representatives know this is a dangerous direction for America to take.

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SHARING TOYS AND RESPECTING OTHERS

To the mother who told her child it was okay not to share his toys  on the playground, I understand where she is coming from. As a child, every time I shared items with others they were returned damaged.  This taught me to be careful with whom I let borrow my possessions .

This doesn’t mean I never share, but the mother makes a point about boundaries.  Setting limits is important and not everything in life is about inclusion .

Being taught to respect other’s feelings and property is important and when someone says they don’t want to participate in something,  this needs to be listened to and adhered to. This goes for personal items and your body.

Sharing is fine, and children should learn to work with others,  but that doesn mean consent should be or is automatic.

 

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