It seems only yesterday – Florida – family vacations –
and WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG!
After 40 days – your mind tends to wander a bit.
You put puzzles together
for me under 500 pieces and must be
You walk around the house a lot
and you look at pictures on the walls
Your wife digs out the old photo books
and you stop each time you pass the bedroom
where they sit piled neatly stacked on the bed.
The memories come flooding back
the trips to church for youth group
the after school pickups for cheerleading
and basketball and soccer.
The stops at the cider mill for doughnuts and apple cider
the ice cream store
A little town and a neighborhood of close friends
Still to this day we keep in touch!
Now – the girls are grown with families of their own
You wander the house – looking at pictures while sheltering in place
You need a repairman for the fridge – the ice still works
but no water for cups – barely two years old.
It is time for the maint. on the air conditioners
you have a contract plan
the dryer is squeaking
all part of being a home owner.
40 days and counting – you watch the news – read the paper
your 401 K is way down
yet – you go on –
memories of times gone by
But through all of this – one constant remains
Sunday mornings – you sit at your kitchen table
and at 10 am. the live stream begins
Church is still there
God – if you are a believer
is still there – you pray and give thanks
you donate through the app
you still see the help we provide for those less fortunate
Yes – it has been a long time –
a time to reflect – a time to think –
and a time to know your inner strength comes from
FAMILY – CHURCH – FRIENDS & PRAYERS
We will think back and remember these times
We did it –
ONE DAY AT A TIME!
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