Wednesday, November 24, 2010

MAGPIE/ Prompt #42

William Bouguereau  1825- 1905



THANKS

This year, I don't have to dig into any cliche' to come up with a reason to give thanks.  For the last 3 1/2 years I have been on the outside looking in... mostly at festivities..all those folks..they sure seem to be having a good time!  Turkey, trimmings...Christmas bells, trees...Easter flowers, Resurrection...I've watched, tearing at the heart on my sleeve...return to me, please, less craziness, please!

I do believe in miracles, but not necessarily for me.  I had given up hope.  But I think just a tiny bit of it clung, hidden, like lint.  In of all places, my heart.  So that when the prayer is answered, joy is found immediately, and you know how to use it.

The other day, I was reunited with my 12 year old granddaughter, after 3 1/2 years of being lost to each other.  I believed that the moment would never arrive for us to be together again.  So that out of the cliche' of a clear blue sky, I received that phone call where I pinched myself, and learned to walk on air.

Here is the cup that runneth over..It's filled with justice and fairness, for all our lives.  In return, may we give kindness and love.  Even if you haven't had a miracle lately, it's good to know that someone out there has!

                                              photo/ willow/ magpie tales

Happy Thanksgiving.....a very big thank you.


Thanks, Willow, this Magpie prompt led me in an interesting direction..


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28 comments:

Jingle said...

Glad for your reunion with your granddaughter...

beautiful magpie..

Windsmoke. said...

Believe in miracles and never give up on hope. You must be over the moon being reunited with your granddaughter after such a long time.

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
Thank you..it was a pleasure to do it!

Lyn said...

Hi Windsmoke-
Very well put..a real highlight..thank you so much!

Helen said...

This is lovely! The bond between grandmother and granddaughter is precious, I am thrilled for you and your miracle.

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
I really appreciate your words...so true..thanks!

Reflections said...

So happy to hear of your reunion with your granddaughter... a definite reason for inner peace!

madamebutterfly said...

Lovely Magpie post - wish you all the best at your reunion.

Berowne said...

Beautifully written, moving...

brigid said...

Your piece made my day, how wonderful you are re-united with your grand daughter, that is truly a miracle. Enjoy!!

Lyn said...

Hi Reflections-
Thanks for your kind words..it is the best!!

Lyn said...

Hi madamebutterfly-
So happy to accept your good wishes!

Lyn said...

Hi Berowne-
It's a priceless time for me...thank you...

Lyn said...

Hi Brigid-
Thanks..some things are just plain amazing!! We never know what the next minute will bring..

Derrick said...

So good to hear of your joy, Lyn. Make the most of your times together. Happy Thanksgiving!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
Prayers answered, imagine such a thing!! Thanks for your good wishes..and mine definitely,to you...

Paul C said...

A cup of gratitude which runneth over...what a happy reunion!

Lyn said...

Hi Paul C-
Yes, isn't it nice when such things happen!! Thank you...

Myrna R. said...

Incredibly wonderful story. So happy for you. May your relationship continue to blossom.

Lyn said...

Hi Myrna-
So happy to receive your lovely comment..thanks so much!

gospelwriter said...

so happy for you, just goes to show there's nothing so hopeless that it's beyond a lightning miracle turnaround... lovely response to this prompt, thank you

Lyn said...

Hi gospelwriter-
What an uplifting comment..thank you!!

A Cuban In London said...

Beautiful post. I'm glad you were reunited with your granddaughter. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Greetings from London.

Lyn said...

Greetings to a Cuban-
Thanks for your good words..yes, joy comes from small steps!!

joanny said...

Lyn:

Our friends and family are the jewels in our crown of contentment and they are also the continuous threads that help hold our lives together.

Lovely post -----a 'true' thanksgiving.

joanny

Lyn said...

Hi joanny-
Very true..I thank you for your kind words...

Jingle Poetry said...

Happy Sunday,

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
Always, thanks!!

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