A Valentine

Doug continues to recover, and I to care for him.  So, I’ve missed a post or two.  This isn’t much, but a small offering in thanks for all the love and prayers you have sent us.

If Only

Hearts and Candy

Hearts and Candy (Photo credit: Rdoke)

If only I could send the world a valentine,

Full of love for the water and the sun,

Or time spent outdoors having fun,

And memories of times of grace,

When I filled my soul at a special place,

Enjoyed a sunset, climbed a tree,

Relished sunrise, watched a bee.

If only you could send one, too,

We’d care for it, me and you.

And perhaps, together, one day we will,

Hug the world, make it greener still.

We’ll plant a garden, rescue a homeless man,

Teach a child, and save our land.

If only I could send the world a valentine,

And you would help me to,

We’d never have to say, “If only…”

Not a traditional hearts and flower message, and certainly not my best writing, but I love you all nonetheless. You are blessings to Doug and to me. Happy Valentine’s Day.

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About joanneeddy

Writer living in North Carolina. Originally from upstate New York. I love my family, my community, and my friends, and embrace 'living deliberately' in the world, trying to make a difference. I have written an as yet unpublished book, The Call, an epic fantasy with historical fiction and folklore elements. My blog is for other writers, for those who love a good read, and for all who, like me, are looking to find and live their call.
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1 Response to A Valentine

  1. Carolyn says:

    This is lovely Joanne. Happy Valentines Day to you and Doug! I hope his recovery continues to go well. Take care of yourself while you’re nursing him.


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