Thursday, October 26, 2017

Change ~ 31 Days of Adirondack Memories < #write31days >

Welcome to day 26 of my
"31 Days of Adirondack Memories" series
for the #write31days challenge!

Today's theme~~ 

Not an exact time or day marking 
 childhood as no more

Birthdays swiftly pass...the candled cakes and singing
and presents blend now one year to the next
.......calendar pages turn

Not simply the propelling of time,
minutes ticking into's more......
the vanishing of innocence

The complex and confusing and harsh world 
tenders paths that once burst with smiles, sunshine and rainbows......
and all carefree....
Along wth
...chilly morning lake swims, 
busy boating afternoons, 
happy marshmallow roasting evenings.......

Now, life's paths, we find, can be rife with turmoil and tragedy
Suddenly so much has changed

.... and the bravery and strength they didn't know
was within them ......
well those are vital... almost tangible.

When their souls feel heavy 
when  we look back...... 
 we know for certain
 that love and family and memories
created in these sacred places
among these pines and shores
are all that matter
...are what equip us with determination
and fortitude to move beyond.

 I do not give to you as the world gives. 
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 14:27

Be not afraid
Pope Saint John Paul II
< and my hero >

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  1. What an enjoyable read....stopping by from FMF.

  2. I love the pictures! We live in NY and have spent many summer in the Adirondacks! Thanks for sharing with us! (Stopping by from FMF)


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