Thursday, November 17, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Once upon a time, long ago,
a little girl grew up with
poverty and sadness; a dizzying combination.
She promised herself an ever after
that included copious amounts of happiness
and never having to worry about
how to pay your doctor’s bills.
She worked hard, found Prince Charming,
and her happily ever after that
included a roof over her head,
food on the table, bills paid.
Saving for rainy days became something
that would guarantee a safety net
in case the dream was broken.
When her children arrived, she realized
that saving for rainy days now
meant providing a net for them.
Saving for rainy days today means
putting a little extra money away
to help with surprises: good, bad.
But more importantly, to help me
get myself through those tumultuous days,
my heart’s snapshots always remind me
that the greatest fortune to save
is the love of your family.
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Thursday, November 3, 2011
In the wee hours, impending adversity.
You held my hand, silently praying
for the impossible miracle that came.
Your warm lips on my forehead
were all the strength I needed.
Then and now. Always and forever.
You. My rock. My love. Evermore.
The only one I see across
a crowded room of friends, strangers.
The one who still makes me
catch my breath, still my heart.
In the moments of inevitable weakness,
your strong hands lift me above
whatever clouds my mind, heart, soul.
In the moments of incessant insanity
that life with three boys brings,
our eyes meet, knowing that life;
our life, is full. Of love. Of joy.
Our life: perfect in its imperfection.
Twenty years have not clouded us.
Marriage, parenthood: challenges to strengthen us..
You. The perfection in my imperfection.
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