30 Day Letter Writing Challenge; Letter 14 – Someone You’ve Drifted Apart From

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Someone You Don’t Talk to as Much as You’d Like to – 30 Day Letter Writing Challenge; Letter 10

I have but one

solitary son

Unlike my daughters two

don’t talk enough to

*

Neither I must say

do either of they

Much from him hear

but why remains unclear

*

I know he doesn’t mean

that it should be seen

As a purposeful slight

we’ve not had a fight

*

Rather he is busy

and it makes me dizzy

Just to try keeping track

when interests he doesn’t lack

*

And does have his own

son who is his clone

In a pod two peas

of their varying degrees

*

While always on the go

it doesn’t seem to show

That it occurs to him

he only calls on whim

*

Or he’s in need of something

where mom can be a blessing

And more times than not

my voice-mail is forgot

*

 Yet, not done with disrespect

as now you might suspect

But rather just the way

of his youth today

*

And the time will come

as sooner does for some

This error he will correct

when seeing his neglect

*

More at-tentative he will be

in keeping in touch with me

And so I do refrain

from about it to complain

*

 Teresa Marie  1/28/12 ©

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My Apology For Neglect To You All

In the past few weeks I have gone between being sick, dealing with emergency situations with my child and back to sick again.

On days that I have had time to do something other than: pack some posts in and give you things to read for the sick days; stay off the phone with attorney and various others; run around doing court stuff and being sick, I have tried to stop by and visit everyone.  Whether they are subscribers, commentors, or a combination of both, I really mean to get back with you other than just in reply to you comment.

I have, at least, been vigilant at that one.  I have commitments with some of my linked sites that I don’t know for sure at some times whether or not I achieved what I was supposed to.  I honestly do my very best but in the last month I’ve gotten confused about some things.

Juggling too many things and being sick in between wreaks havoc with my MS brain.

Therefore, I felt compelled to write you all this general notice to apologize to those that I may have slighted and made you feel less than worthy of my attention.  Or you might have not even noticed but I know there are some, especially in the last week or so.

Please forgive me!  I treasure you all and appreciate your patience with me.  I have been trying to backtrack but that’s not working out too well either 😦   I apologize from the bottom of my heart!!

I appreciate and am most grateful for each and every one of you who visits me for any reason, thank you!

Peace, love and blessings to all,
Terri

PS.  Sometimes I sign my comments with P,l,b (or some variation) – that means peace, love, blessings just so you know.

My Friday Thoughts – Blessings Not Burdens

Children are blessings, not burdens.  Though when we are too young to have them it may seem the opposite. 

I can’t imagine what it would be like to have given a child up for adoption, I know that it is the best decision that some have had to make for the sake of that child.  I am quite certain that the adoptive parents view it as a blessing. 

I don’t know where I would be without my children today.  I do know that I was not the best mother in the far past but have tried to make that up to them in the recent past.  I feel the burden of my “sins of neglect” to this day but the forgiveness they have given me and with the grace of God, that burden has become lighter over the years.

They do have happy childhood memories, just not as many as I would have liked and yet we have built many adult memories that will be with them after I am gone.  It is never too late to make things right, unless we wait too long.  When we are gone, they will be left with the regret of lost chances.  Don’t do that to them – we are the ones who have to ensure this doesn’t happen.

To wallow in our regrets to the point of never making them right, to stay stuck in our bitterness over the past is neglect of the first order.  Take responsibility for mistakes, we all make them including our children.  Ask their forgiveness before it’s too late – you will be doing both of you a favor.  Tell them today that you love and cherish them!  I never hang up the phone without saying so nor part without a kiss and “I love you”!!

Always remember that Jesus died for us because He loves us!

In His love,
Terri

Collecting Stones

Don’t take your friends for granted
a gift from God are they
for when the world gets slanted
your friends are all that stay

You must always keep them close
and cherished within your heart
take each day a healthy dose
of the love they do impart

‘Cause you might wake up today
and realise what you have lost
when through neglect they went away
and you’ve paid a dearly cost

For a diamond in your hand
you have thrown into the sea
as you collected rocks from sand
that are worthless unto thee

Don’t ever be too busy to
recognize what God does give
as a blessing unto you
while this life you live!

Teresa Marie   7/25/11