First Best Friends

My daughter left today My very best friend Moving forward Life's journey My mom is in the hospital My first best friend Moving forward Life's journey I cleaned out my daughters room Childhood memories and piles of artwork mixed with more piles of seventeen years of school assignments Some I tossed without a care. Others … Continue reading First Best Friends

Such is Life

Life - Family - Relationships Changes Theirs - Moving forward His- Stagnant Hers- Ending Theirs - Exciting Hers - Adventurous His - Struggling Hers - Suffering A cycle of plans, dreams, hopes, hopelessness, loss, opportunity, future, past Youth, newlyweds, bachelors, middle aged couple, elderly woman Change Changing jobs, changing locations, sticking it out, sticking together, … Continue reading Such is Life

I Saw Myself

I saw myself today 30 years ago a newlywed In that cabin across the river Where I sat for hours watching the currents sweep over the boulders Time spent with my lover in solitude and adventure with dreams of the future and contented pleasure. I saw myself today 20 years ago a mom of two … Continue reading I Saw Myself

Layers

Multi layered, Multi faceted Unseen layers Private thoughts Personal goals Hopes and dreams --- Hidden layers Hurt and loss Grief and memories Love and hate and passions subdued --- Intricate layers Ideas and inspirations Fears and triumphs Aspirations and ideals --- Outer layer Designed and scarred Unique and beautiful Ingrained with the fingerprint of God … Continue reading Layers

Life’s Journey

Sometimes life throws a curve ball Plans are diverted Hurts appear unplanned Disappointment shows up unannounced One thing is steady Unchanging Never wavering Unflinching Rock solid Hope and resilience Strength and determination Perseverance and persistence Leaning on the everlasting arms Jesus ©Belindabotzong2017 ◦

Contrasting Images Surrounding Autumn

Acres of plump orange pumpkins surrounded by rows of sunflowers-- dried and wilting. Random corn stalks left standing alone in harvested fields surrounded in rows of stubble. Truckloads of potatoes and row upon row of so much more waiting to be released surrounded by endless fields of kale and cabbage, carrots and brussel sprouts in … Continue reading Contrasting Images Surrounding Autumn

Autumn Grace

The sun is slower to rise and quicker to set as October takes a strong hold on autumn, leaving the Indian summer in its memories Rainfall in the night freshens everything, leaving the grass and lingering flowers damp and the stillness in the air clean and moist. Giant cumulus clouds gather like storybook illustrations, filling … Continue reading Autumn Grace