somemother

part forum. part confession. part celebration.

31 Words for 31 Days, 2014Ed. – Day 28, On Persuasion October 29, 2014

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I delight in being asked, “What do you think?”

However

Decades of my inadvertent abdication of opinion has made me ever wary of being swept away by any manner of wooing.

 

31 Words for 31 Days, 2014Ed. – Day 27, On Progress

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We have turned a corner!

But.

If we focus on what remains
to be done
It would leave us
undone.

….Looking back is sometimes necessary
To remember
how far we’ve come.

 

31 Words for 31 Days, 2014Ed. – Day 26, On Balance October 27, 2014

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The competing Quest of Doing (opportunity meeting necessity) versus the Quest of Being (mindfulness  meeting relationship ) keeps me awake, but achieves neither. Even these 31 Words say to Slumber, “I  win.”

 

31 Words for 31 Days, 2014Ed. – Day 25, On Tradition

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A surprise to recognize a tradition that has made its way into my October for four years:

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Tradition, like truth, takes time…. years before it is recognized for what it is.

 

31 Words for 31 Days, 2014Ed. – Day 24, On Sovereignty October 25, 2014

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It was Christmas morning today.
Those that came were no less sent by God than those sent that first Christmas.
God knows when you need to know He’s in perfect control.

 

31 Words for 31 Days, 2014Ed. – Day 23, on Love

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In the midst of violence, extremism, fear, courage, and grief
My kids cover each other in kisses before bed.

They’ve never said ‘hate’ to us or each other.

They live love.

 

31 Words for 31 Days, 2014Ed. – Day 22, on Perseverance October 23, 2014

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In no time at all, things come apart.
Deconstruct. Remove. Alter. Shift.

We plan these little earthquakes. Not always.  Or admit they’re necessary.

Rebuilding, setting apart takes time, trust, and fortitude.

 

 
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