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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday

In this rare quiet moment I'm relaxed and at peace. Last evening, or I should write, early this morning, she stepped into the family room with her arms filled with picture frames. She had a shy smile on her face, then, "Is it okay with you if I put the grand children's pictures back on display?"

Time indeed heals all wounds. Back then, the very sight of the photographs dropped her to the floor in pain, and tears of grief. Several days later I arrived home to find all the pictures, those little frozen moments framed in gold and wood, gone. She'd bundled and hidden them out of sight. I never said a word or complained. Our house was empty of memories.

This morning I awoke and when I stepped into our living room the piano top was lined with pictures of Little Bit and Sport Model. The family room bookcases held their smiling faces. It's been far too long.

Her heart mends, and I owe and credit this change to a little six year old girl.

This, is a good thing.

We have a busy day scheduled. Sweet Wife has tapped me to prepare a dinner for guests. She recently met and made a new best friend. Her new best friend is from Trinidad, a registered nurse and grandmother and member of Sweet Wife's church. Her new friend has custody of her six year old granddaughter, a pixie of pure delight. The pixies name is Ariana. Ariana has hair like spun silk that falls in ringlets and a thousand watt smile. I must be careful of my heart.

My job is to cook. They arrive at 1600, and it's been made clear I had better be on my best behavior and to please secure our home of all lose firearms. I shall comply. If this minor chore will further her hearts healing - I'm all in.

Later,

Stephen

29 comments:

  1. What a wonderful surprise! Hope you have gracious dinner. Don't forget to tip the cook! Another healing process has begun for me. . . no contact is necessary for all involved. The situation involves close ones and little girls---they are no longer. Gotta cry for a minute, do what is requested of me, move on and hopefully my pain lessens. Hope ya have a wonderful day.

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    1. Thanks, and I hope all is well with you.

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  2. I'm glad you both are finding a little peace with the situation, but my prayers for your reunion still continue. Good luck with your dinner, make enough for leftovers and you can enjoy it again!

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  3. I was most fortunate to have two daughters, one son-in-law, three grandkids and a step grandkid over for the day yesterday. Yes, I know how lucky I am. It's been a near things as times, as the daughters weren't on speaking terms not that long ago. Glad they've been able to put differences aside. Means much to my lovely wife and myself.

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    1. I pray some day we'll return to normal too. Thanks, my good friend.

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  4. Enjoy the photos of the grand kids again. I know L.B. has left a large hole in your heart. I hope your dinner goes as planed.

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    1. It seems strange to me now when I walk thru a room and find their pictures smiling back at me. Thanks, my friend.

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  5. Stephen,

    Please give your Sweet Wife a hug for me. Tell her Sandy from Oklahoma sends a hug :-)

    Stephen, I'm happy to see SW's heart is on the mend. Enjoy your dinner!!!

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    1. Hug given and returned. She said you're sweet...and you are indeed. Thanks, Sandy.

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  6. It's a huge leap forward, and it's a wonderful. I'm happy for both of you.

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    1. Thanks, my friend...it sure feels good.

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  7. Children are the hope of the future, so don't be too careful with your heart. The pieces you give change the world.

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  8. Very good to read this... very good indeed.

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    1. It's nice to see her happy and smiling...thanks, my good friend.

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  9. Congratulations,sounds like the wife has a new friend (and you do too!).Have fun,it's good to be busy,when it's with friends.

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  10. Fantastic, very glad for you both.

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  11. Hope the dinner went ok. Your wife's friend sounds like a nice person.

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    1. It did...the dinner. She is a nice person, gentle, intelligent. After a while I drifted away and sat and just listened to my wife and the little girl laugh...sure was ice. Thanks, my good friend.

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  12. Ahhh, it is nice to hear that healing is taking place. It sure takes awhile to heal the heart and then the happy memories can come through.

    You didn't tell us what you fixed for dinner?! Know you were on your best behavior....snicker!

    Blessings!

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    1. Dinner, fresh fish...with asparagus steamed in a wine sauce with Spanish rice. A cream sauce for the fish.

      I was a good boy....thanks, my lovely friend.

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