Monday, December 31, 2012

looking out

the pull to write has come again--it actually hit me the other night--in the middle of the night---i did not answer---sometimes this familiar call is a comfort, sometimes a burden---

as i look off into the distance through my kitchen windowsill--now empty of the five little angels and five little nutcrackers----i admire my woodsy view---

so many hours my two oldest boys spent running amongst the many trees and exploring the wide creek at the foot of our property-----i recall a night i sat gazing at this fortress of childhood-- i wrote of their adventures--a night that threatened a storm--a night when they were with their daddy at a scouts meeting--right up the street-----i knew then, i thought, how fast those days would scatter----

i do not complain---just a vision in my vast memory of life------

as today brings this last year to an end---only because we say it ends---i stop and try to grasp it's importance

i can't----i won't-----i don't know it really--

i could go on and on about what is time---i could go much further into the true meaning of life and believe me i just might try, if i thought i had one clue about it

but alas for today, i only want to wish you many blessings and treasures, ahead of you----i wish you peace and grace and of course mercy---but be sure to issue mercy in greatness because it will return to you in like--

as my windowsill will probably adorn some new decor---perhaps something homemade---maybe something holding the promise of spring-----but i will dust it anyway---in anticipation of the view it will lead me through-

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  1. Thank you, Lynn. Many blessing to you in the coming year. :)

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    1. thank you dana and many blessing to you<3

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  2. beautifully written Lynn; it is amazing with the passage of time; I'm sure you've seen lots of it passing by indeed through your window!

    Happy new year to you and yours!

    betty

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    1. thanks so much betty--i just stopped by your blog but saw you were still on break! many happy wishes <3

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  3. Lovely words. Thanks for continuing to write.

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    1. awww so nice of you to say--thanks joy <3

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  4. The words come and go, don't they. Write when you like, we'll still be here. Happy new year.

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    1. haha they do joanne--thanks--and a blessed year to you too :)

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  5. I love windows too. We can look or not look. Funny isn't it, how we sometimes stare out the window but what we see is not the view.

    Happy New Year to you, Lynn, hope you'll continue to share your thoughts with us in the new year. Best wishes for 2013!

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    1. i love windows too---and you are so right about what we see or don't see---thanks and the same good wishes to you d.g. :)

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  6. happy new year, Lynn! nice to reflect on happy memories. be blessed!

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    1. yes it is--thanks brenda, the very same blessings to you:)

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  7. I would love to have a woodsy view outside my window :)

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    1. yeah most times i like it but there are days when i wish it were flat and tree free---:)

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  8. I bet that woodsy view evokes a lot of fond memories. Happy New Year! Best wishes for 2013!

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    1. it really can! sherry, i hope you compile those wonderful stories this new year :)

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  9. Here's to great views through the window of life!

    Happy New Year, Lynn!

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  10. Lovely post! Have a wonderful new year! :)

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    1. awww thank you christine--i just know your new year is going to be a special one!!

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  11. Happy new year, I hope you have a lovely 2013! :) x

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  12. Happy New Year to you and your family.

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    1. thanks and a blessed new year is wished for you:)

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  13. What a nice post of reflection for the end of the year.

    Stopping in to wish you a very Happy New Year Lynn! I am so happy that I've gotten to know you this past year, and I can't wait to know you better in 2013 :)

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    1. thanks theresa, i feel the same about you--happy happy new year :)

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  14. Oh this is a really nice post Lynn. Just the right thing to welcome the new year with and say goodbye to the old, although of course they are just rather arbitrary dates really! Have a wonderful 2013 .

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    1. i am happy you liked it jenny---yes we do observe many arbitrary things in this life, don't we---wishing you blessings :)

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  15. Hi Lynn,

    I enjoyed reading your lovely post.
    Wishing you and yours a very happy new year and all the best for 2013. It has been great to meet you through your blog.

    hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. thank you so much carolyn--i look forward to knowing each other better in what i hope is a great new year for all :)

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  16. May you have many blessings too, Lynn.

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    1. thank you ruth--happy new year to you too and blessings:)

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  17. Wishing you peace and joy as this new year begins! laura

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    1. thanks so much laura and i hope your new year is one of your best!!!

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  18. Beautiful! Happy new year friend!

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    1. thanks my friend--and a very blessed new year for your dear family<3

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  19. blessings to you too blogging friend...
    btw, Jesus told Saint Faustina that mercy is His greatest attritribute...

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    1. thanks annmarie--blessings to you too and thanks for that wonderful information :)

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  20. thats the best way to relish the year ahead

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    1. thanks deeps--wishing you a wonderful new year :)

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  21. Happy New Year to you and your family!

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    1. thanks joyce--and i wish your family a very blessed new year :)

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