Dreaming of long ago days
edited: Saturday, February 18, 2006
By Evelyn Norris
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2006
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Looking back to growing up years and wishing for more
by: Evelyn Norris
Sometimes I long for the simplicity of the days when I was yelling out the back door for the kids to be quiet and stop that fussing, or out the front door for them to "Come in, it's suppertine".
And sometimes I long for those long ago days when washday was Monday, ironing was Tuesday, but those days seem to be gone forever from our American landscape. It seems that we make daily adjustments to allow for the interference of constantly changeing mores and shifting roles we have to play.
I am always shifting gears, and sometimes it seems to be in reverse, so that I feel that I am slowly losing ground in my battle to stay upright against all odds.
I have no wish to join those who rush around on their daily scratch and scramble to stay afloat.
All I wish for is peace of mind I need to get through each day.
All I seek is to make a place of peace and quiet rest and safety where my family can gather and just be with one another for a few simple quiet hours of loving companionship once in a great while. So that we can be secure in the knowledge that we are loved and can love freely without fear.
Maybe communication comes in intervention, sometimes in confrontation, but always in love. And as a family that is the way it should be.
For I have learned that I have no fairy godmother scattering magic dust before me to smooth my way making it easy for me. There is no magic solution to any problem. Most of the time it is a matter of kneeling on Holy Ground. Sometimes it is a matter of supplication to the Father for His intervention into matters I do not understand or can see clearly.
There is no magic oil I can use to stir into the troubled waters of family and cause ripples to cease, for that is not my role.
My role is to be where I am needed, and to be accepting of everyone in spite of faults, real or imagined.
If I can do that I will not feel that my life has been in vain.
All I wish for is the happiness of my family.
May you love one another unstintingly, for to love brings happiness. In loving there is security, so serve others with love.
No one can make you reach for the stars,or stretch your mind, for this you must strive. Tha desire must come from your inner-most being. It all lies within us, waiting to be released by our own efforts.
So reach for the stars and don't let fear of the unknown stop you.
There is a saying that "Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul".
I don't know the author, but I hope you can see it is the things we do or don't do that most often binds us. May you all find the key to that prison door and unlock it.
May you all be unbound.