Category: Chronic Illness

Holidays Through The Years

Thanksgiving

Every year is different and cherished in its own way.

Every day is a day to give thanks.

November 24, 2011

That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving,
and tell of all thy wondrous works.

Psalm 26: 7 (KJV)

November 22, 2018

There were years of driving from one home to another, or to a restaurant in another city, to honor older family members who are no longer with us.

I also remember holidays with my mother and home health care, and later a nursing home. These memories bless me still. And the beautiful drives North again, with holiday lights in small towns. City streets and country roads. Home by Lake Michigan in Oostburg, Wisconsin.

The traditions were important. Good to grow new traditions as well, and adapt to change. Health first. Every year is different, it seems.

I look forward to Thanksgiving, and then to Advent in a quiet way. Creative at home.

Thank you and take good care.

November 24, 2020

And this year by God’s grace – with blogs, we create a journal.

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REST acrostic poem

R estore
E ncourage
S ing
T rust God

REST

Matthew 11: 28 (KJV): “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

I am reprinting the acrostic poem and Bible verse from March 21, 2010. Grateful and interesting to see older posts that are still viewed. The 2010 post includes a lily photo by Karl. I rediscovered acrostic poems with blogs.

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calendar

calendar
by my computer
with all kinds of notes
handwritten cards sent
health care appointments
and record of progress
work continues

I look back
and I look forward
blessings of today

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Notes and Poems – 2

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a painting
every morning
tree branches
with new growth
and sky

June 2020 Archive

with all the ways
life can change
still they bloom
every year
daylilies and hosta

Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning . . .

From Psalm 143: 8

July 2020 Archive

there are poems
in the clouds and
sunrise

and light seen
on the garage
from the kitchen

and one yellow leaf
on the birch tree

there are always poems

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August 2020 Archive

Yesterday’s post: Creative Notes and Poems

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Creative Notes and Poems

Summer poetry journals arrive, and I also read current posts and books. As we know, artists are adding their work to our common journey with COVID-19. Grateful for all. Karl and I are fully vaccinated and wear our face masks. These are two of my poems from this time. My goal with blogs is to offer a few moments of hope. Thank you and take good care.

May garden
daffodils bloom
through the night

May 8, 2020

I take a break
from the news
and all the stories
that matter so much

and am blessed
by the sight
of tomatoes
in an old bowl

kitchen counter sun

May 16, 2020

And always the Psalms:

God be merciful unto us, and bless us;
and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

That thy way may be known upon earth,
thy saving health among all nations.

Psalm 67: 1 – 2

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