Thursday, July 21, 2011

Alive

The phone rings...it's my mother's voice on the line.
Chats, laughter... and silence.
My daughter laughs at her own punch line.
The dog pees on the floor again.... (ugh)
My son pours out his fears to me.
I can hear the other one playing on the drum set.

No one's on the street today.
It's 100 degrees today.
My husband shares a story that really makes me laugh.
An old friend lets me know she's thinking of me.
My sister pays me a visit.
A cool glass of iced-tea will freshen us up.

Memories of those gone before me bring a smile to my face.
I'm planning for what's to come.
The flowers need water. The grass has dried up.
The bird is in the birdbath.

The kids and I work on a puzzle.
Taking pictures of each step.
We watch TV.
We bake and make sure to lick the bowl.

Still I await the doctor's call with my test results.

Jump in the pool.
Try the hula hoop.
I watch my daughter do summersaults.

I'm alive.

Ecclesiastes 3
1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

9 What do workers gain from their toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time.

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