Simply Sunday


Look at you
Standing there
Pieces of your
Outer shell
Left shimmering
In the light
Gentle reminder
Of what was
The release
Of all that
Was heavy
Smiling at
No longer
With hiding
What is
Baring a gift
Story of
Beauty may
Only be
Skin deep
But love
And truth
Grace your roots

Driving to the hospital this morning, I couldn’t help noticing the trees. Colors are still beautiful, though beginning to fade.  A birch tree caught my eye.  Only a few of its yellow leaves remained.  As the leaves fluttered, I smiled. Look at you! 😊

My dad has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure.  I had heard this term but now have a better understanding.  It does not happen overnight. And though treatable, it does not go away. He is breathing easier and hence feeling better.  Doctors are working on a treatment plan which hopefully includes going home soon. 

Not having a definite timeline is frustrating.  But that is ok.  Life is precious.  And I continue to be thankful for our time together. ❤️

12 thoughts on “Simply Sunday

  1. Kelley, your words are always so beautiful and full of peace and gratitude. I’m sorry to hear of your Dad’s diagnosis. Undoubtedly I’m sure he is a wonderful man! My Dad is in complete reliance now on his pacemaker. He shared with me, “Why has God kept me here so long?” (Dad is only near 80; however, he is the ONLY Hale man that has lived beyond 75 years). He’s overcame 2 cancers, congestive heart failure, and now near-blindness. He’s a former school superintendent, athlete, and a God-fearing man. I don’t mean to talk of my Dad on your post; but your poem and beautiful sentiments of the time you have with yours is so relatable to me. In my mind my parents should still be my age. I’m blessed they are still here.I’ll add your Dad to my daily prayer list my friend. And I hope you are able to have a beautiful Thanksgiving with your family. I’ll be thinking of you and the school as you near the holiday. Hugs and blessings, Karla. 🤍

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    1. Karla-I am always glad to know when others relate. Thanks for sharing about your Dad. 😊 I know what you mean about age. Doesn’t seem like my parents should be in their late 70’s. Dad is in good spirits. ❤️

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  2. 1) Fantastic poem.
    2) Positive vibes going out to both you and your father.
    3) Mailman delivered your book yesterday & I’ll be jumping in later this afternoon, probably, unless My Beloved Sandra has other plans for me.

    Have a Great Day, Sister.

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