Archive for February, 2011

Going….Going… Gone….

Posted in Where Angels Perch on February 18, 2011 by rodzink

We’ve come so far….  I sat awake the other night…. while everyone slept…. I thought about the days…. the weeks… years… that have come and gone.  These two kids have come so far… and endured much.  I sometimes try to make myself remember just so I can always understand what they have carried… But that sun, I believe, has finally set…. like watching clouds pass across a bright blue horizon…eventually disappearing…. to never return….

Tomorrow is clear…..  I’ve learned to look East in anticipation….  The kids… well…. sometimes, when I am unable to sleep… I slip back through really old posts……  I remember feeling like any other parent…. concerned about my kids’ feelings…. happiness…. security….

….and this morning…. I woke up on another blessed day…. I see more smiles…. more laughter…. more……  Answers to prayers…… a vision for tomorrow…. confirmation that mine own existence has purpose…. 

Our tomorrows are bright….

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Sunday…..

Posted in Where Angels Perch with tags , , on February 1, 2011 by rodzink

Leaning back on a boulder…in a familiar place…  as the warm breeze found her way down the ravine…rustling leaves.  The sound of running water… and the voices… laughter of my kids… their friends….

I remember the first time the three of us came here… it seems like a lifetime ago… and, today…. as I watch them… I realize they are growing…. so quickly.  I remember hiking here when I was about their age… and the time that has passed…. Someday… they’ll remember whatever it is that is etched into their hearts….from days like this one….

…. I noticed the untimely buds on the maples along the creek… eager… anxious… to sprout… Ready for another season….. As the sun began her descent… closing our day…. I had to utter a small, inaudible “thank you.”  Grateful for the afternoon to simply watch them…. grateful for the most precious of all gifts… Time…