Monday, August 17, 2009


Tonight Phil and I watched the movie The Peaceful Warrior--I highly recommend it. Because of that, it's late and I'm not up to much cleverness--as usual, actually--I don't have any of Mrs. Bird's or The Scottish Dreamer's stories--Mrs. Bird was here on the lawn swings last night but I didn't get any good stories--it was so darn cold we could hardly talk--and I'm out of nonsense to blather about. So, I'm posting a thought I wrote the other day about my mom when I was missing her. The "missing her" seems to be coming more often now. Anyway, here it is:

First and Last

A daughter first, and at the end.
She'll gather me like a child,
with skinned knees.
"I've been misssing you," she'll say.

"Me too," I'll say and over her shoulder I'll see my two dads,
my sister, and the children I never knew.

And it will begin.


Laura ~Peach~ said...

i am lucky that at some point in my crazy life i found a way to let the things go... i cant really say when or where or how but when i want to feel bad i can hang on to it all and stew in it as good as anyone i just choose not to .... now at 3 this afternoon and when i am dripping sweat in the shade inside the house and my a/c is not working i may take it back and rehash my unhappiness at the folks we got the heat pump from :) LOL you know the serenity prayer right...
just in case you have not heard it it is something of great value to me. here it is.
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
when I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

--Reinhold Niebuhr

love n hugs Laura

Lorraine said...

That is so beautiful Lynne, so very beautiful :)

Jessica said...

That was wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing.

Colette Amelia said...

don't even think about making all of us miss you for a really really long time...

This got me thinking that our lives are lived in two worlds...and we are always getting closer to the doorway to the second...

Do we test the door to see if it is unlocked? When it does finally open and we go through will there be a party to welcome us and more important will there be chocolate cake?

Annette said...

When my parents died, I realized that no one on this earth could ever love me in the same way they did. Because it is a different kind of love. A mother and a father's love. I think the reunion will be just as you so beautifully wrote and described it.

TeamGornold said...

how come you are so perfect? i miss my mom everyday, and my dad? i miss him several times everyday. i love my parents equally, but was closer with dad. i am lucky however, you and phil are the greatest and really help me fill the emptiness from their deaths. i don't think i could ever thank you enough. love you.

Shan said...

Did I ever mention how I love you best? 'Cause I do. I just wouldn't go around bragging about it because it makes the others feel bad :)

Tierney said...

you made me cry.