Finding Peace… Kentucky Style

~Oregon~

I left my back porch twelve days ago.  Have been home for two.

It takes a couple days to clear the mental cobwebs and settle back into routine.  I could barely keep my eyes open yesterday.  But I did.

There were mountains of laundry to do… and groceries to buy… and messages to return.

Thru each day I looked at the pictures we took, desperately trying to keep the memories fresh.  That’s the hard part when you’ve had a break from the norm…

And all the while I’m doing that, I wish we lived closer… dear ones on the east coast, west coast and all points in between.

I think of the obligation that tethers me here… I still don’t understand it all.

Perhaps I never will.  And perhaps that’s okay.

It takes time for acceptance to creep in… when acceptance is required.

So today I will look at the photos… again and again and again.

Today I thank God for blessing me with family… everywhere they are.

Today I trust He will bring us together when we need to be together…

…and sustain us when we are apart.

I thank Him for:

~airplanes

~cars

~air-conditioning

~floppy-eared dogs

~and deep fried pickles

I thank Him that the sound of early morning Kentucky echoes here in early morning Oregon.

I trust Him with my life and when tomorrow comes…

I will do it all over again.

Amen.

~~ Kentucky ~~

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5 thoughts on “Finding Peace… Kentucky Style

  1. thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog. Just reading your latest post here resonates with me so, feeling displaced between heart and home and family all over the place, and how we can never be everywhere with everyone all at once… and a reminder to be thankful it is the same sky and the same echoes and the same God.

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  2. Amen my friend. A grateful heart is a heart at peace and contented. These I will remember and try to do as well, “Today I thank God for blessing me with family… everywhere they are.

    Today I trust He will bring us together when we need to be together…

    …and sustain us when we are apart.” So beautiful full of heart and hope. Thank you.

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