Double Blog Day!
Gosh – last Thankful Thursday I was saying how thankful I was that my Mom’s cancer surgery on her face on August 15th was OVER and done – and today I’m thankful that her OTHER cancer surgery on her arm (which was done yesterday) is over and done…..they are confident that things are FIXED. Now I’ll be super thankful if that’s the END of Mom’s problems. We’ve had enough of THE BIG C. Mom’s been dealing with the greedy stuff since the mid 1980s in one form or another and is BEATING IT whatever it throws at her so we will keep praying and hoping maybe the journey is OVER.
We all have things we ARE thankful for or SHOULD BE thankful for……….and Brian hosts this wonderful Blog Hop on Thursdays so we can all share those thankfuls with each other – if you’d like to join us, just click on the badge above and fill out the LINKY form and you’re going to be thankful right along with the rest of us!
I got the usual email from the Rainbow Bridge last night with a message from Angel Sammy. He said to tell Mom he’d be watching over her today AND to send his poem for this week. Ready to read his poem??????
Happy Thursday from the Bridge!
Whooopeeee! It’s Thursday and I can spend a little time with all of you sharing some thoughts AND some poetry. If you haven’t ever joined in our fun, all you have to do is take a peek at the new photo I give you every Thursday and let it inspire you to write a poem about what you see or feel in the photo – then share the link to your poem here in my comments on Thursday. Easy right? Then I will give you ANOTHER photo to use for ANOTHER poem to be shared NEXT Thursday. So you have a whole week to write a poem. I’m anxious to see what you wrote last week when I shared this photo with you for your inspiration:
Yep – this is a beauty alright. When I chose this last week for you all to use for THIS week, my Mom got all dreamy-eyed and said it brought back a lot of very cool and fun memories from “back in the day”. She had lots of friends who had vans like this…..and in the 60s/70s it was just so very “groovy” to be in one heading to a fun party or get-together with friends. So here’s the poem I wrote using THIS photo as my inspiration – let us know you wrote one if you did so we can read it!
“Groovin’ Down The Highway”
By Angel Sammy Kimmell August 23, 2018
The stories I’ve heard would curl your hair
Of magic travels in a colorful bus from HERE to THERE
Of friends and parties, and LOVE, and fun
Of enjoying each moment between dawn and setting sun
Mom painted pictures, read tarot, embroidered butterflies and flowers
It was in those days that young people talked of “flower power”
That was so long ago but the memories remain
The memories are there but my Mom is not the same!
On the outside she has aged but her heart remains young
There are more friends to make and more songs to be sung
She’ll be groovin’ down the highway of life until her journey ends
With help from above, and from her VERY groovy friends!
I can only imagine what things were like back then but I’m glad that Mom has happy memories because sometimes she gets this dreamy look in her eyes when she talks about “the good old days” but I also know that she loves her life NOW and wouldn’t trade it for those days – after all, my Dad and I weren’t around back then!!!
Now, would you like to see the photo I picked out for you all (and me) to be our inspiration for NEXT Thursday when we get together to share our poems? Here it is:
Kind of different subject matter but I think it’s going to be interesting to create a poem around it don’t you?
To those of you who wrote a poem along with me last week – THANKS – I love reading your work……………….and to those of you who haven’t ever written a poem or shared a poem you have written – I hope you will open the door to your creative heart and JOIN US next week!
Remember – I’m always with you – you’re my FOREVER FRIENDS………………..the Rainbow Bridge is never too far away for a visit!
Love, Angel Sammy
Oh boy! Another week of poetry…………and next week’s photo is so beautiful – sad, but beautiful. Can’t wait to see what Angel Sammy write AND what you write. Meanwhile, please have a super duper Thursday. Tomorrow is the end of another week. Can you believe it????
The last sniffs of Spring are coming soon – before you know it FALL will be falling.
P.S. Did you all vote in yesterday’s poll to pick a new Ding Dong Schoolhouse? Well you should. Every vote counts and it will be the school where Professors Angel Sammy and ME will be teaching Teaser Class in the future………we have some wonderful choices for you! Here’s the poll: