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The miracle challenge (inspired by zenny)

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serenity blaze
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Read this, and find a miracle to share with us all in poetry form.

(Post wherever, but if you want me to read it, you may wanna post a link to it from here.)

The holidays are an emotional time for so many--perhaps some joy should be spread around.




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I tried to write a poem for this but
it doesn't come out sounding the way
I would like it to. This may not either.

So I will just tell it to you.

I have begun to not enjoy holidays,
with little to no family nearby anymore
and my situation, being left alone.

And those I care about always having other
obligations or priorities.
someday maybe I will again be a priority to
someone else)

I was up early one morning last week
to help out a friend and there was
a note stuck to my windshield by the
early morning dew.

When I returned home I called the number
and an acquaintance from the past
asked me if I was going to be busy
for the holidays.
Sometimes you hate to answer those
type of questions not knowing what will
follow besides, who likes to admit they
will be alone.

She said that she had her mother living
with her who was just released from the rehab
center, because of a bad fall a few weeks ago.

She said she and her husband had plans to go to
visit a grandchild and family in another state on
Christmas Day and would I be available
to come over and help instead of them
hiring a nurse.

I had run into her husband at the bank
the week before and had been talkng about the
events in my life, the loss of my sister
and not having a job yet.

We met for lunch yesterday, the three
of us so I could be sure her mother
would be comfortable with me.

We laughed, and had a good time catching up.
Her final words to me were she was happy
I would be available for those 3 days
and that most importantly she wanted
someone she could trust.
(now  that certainly made my day)

So I have something to do over Christmas weekend,
will be helping someone out in need
and I will be compensated for it.

  Who says there aren't miracles???

M

[This message has been edited by nakdthoughts (12-12-2004 11:55 AM).]

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Hurricane Alley


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Even though there are small miracles everyday in my life, I want the BIG one...I want total remission for Becky. I know..asking too much? Well, you never get anything unless you ask...

So in this vein..Ron? I have a question...

When can we expect some new writing from you?

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MY DISCLAIMER: I swear Ron, I did not put Sharon up to that. REALLY

and Sharon? Hugs. These things do happen. Remember my friend Jim? Four brain two tumors, two inoperable. He was given six months to live, and they left the option for treatment up to him, as they didn't have much hope. He gambled on recovery and won.
Two tumors removed, the other two reduced so markedly that they may go back in this summer--if the tumors are still there.

I'll send you a pic of him if you like. I spent Samhein with him at my friend Norma's and we just smiled and cried all night long. (Y'see, I couldn't resist kissing the scar on his bald head.) And funny, but being a Veteran, they took very good care of him at the V.A. The thing he was proudest of though was his false teeth. Formerly toothless, he now has a dazzling set of falsies to flash. And plenty to smile about too. So don't give up hope. But then, I don't have to tell you that.

Maureen, I know I owe you an 'e', but I did want to say that quite often the best things have happened to me while doing some little thing, that didn't seem to matter to me much at the time, but I later learned meant a great deal to others. I have a feeling you're going to have a wonderful holiday.

and Sunshine? I did read, and I am running behind panting, but smiling at you--you are indeed a gracious poet. I read something today too that made me think of you--did you know that the current Poet Laureate of the United States is a retired insurance salesman?

*chuckling and shaking my head*

Oh yes, good people, there is always hope.

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Maureen?  *clink*  Here's looking at you, kid!  God puts us in the right place all of the time - and I am so very proud that you were gracious enough to look out for another woman's welfare during the holiday season...your friend is fortunate in knowing you...but her mother just received a miracle for Christmas...

Sharon, I am with you on all counts...I want Becky to be in the best of hands...and I want Ron to write...

Serenity?  Yep, I've been following up on the poet laureates...and, dear, after the repost?  I heard something at the window...and what are you running for?  Passions will be here long enough for you to catch up...

~*~

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So honey?  Two for one day...
 
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