Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Summer Lulls

The heat continues as we look for monsoons.
Seems life is always full of expectations.
Rather than appreciating the now moment,
we look forward to better times, even
during the good ones that are too soon gone.

Being together with loved ones has passed,
as we all return to our normal daily life.
Today's families seldom live near each other,
so our reunions are few and far between.
Hugs and personal interactions infrequent.

Empty nests are empty again for this life.
Feeling fulfillment as I stood by grown sons
now mature and independent yet recalling
their births and toddlerhood with fondness,
we are all growing older as life progresses.

Youngest to oldest (l-r): Jeff, Brook, Daniel and Frank

9 comments:

Jean said...

Great photos through the years of your four handsome sons, Lin. You must be proud of them.

Deborah said...

Hi, I just came over from Terri's blog. You had commented that you mainly write for your family, and I thought, Oh, someone like me! Anyway, it's nice to 'meet' you. I loved this post...and watching the changes over the years.

Terri Tiffany said...

They all turned out so handsome!!!

Brenda Leyland said...

I realize I've missed a few postings... so I had a good visit catching up.... you have a beautiful family! Enjoyed seeing the pictures.

Anonymous said...

Handsome devils :)

SandyCarlson said...

I enjoyed the poem and the images. Watching the hair lengths change over the years is fun. Their eyes give them away as yours!

Cheryl said...

Handsome sons indeed! Your words are so very true indeed, seems as if I am always looking too far ahead, forgetting to live in the moment now!

Mare said...

You are so blessed with your children. And your grandchildren, too. Seems like you are in a funk, and that is uncommon for you, I think. What works for you to get out of it? You can do it!!

Rambling Woods said...

Love the progression in the photos. You are a lucky Mom and those boys have a wonderful Mother...