Forever and Always In My Heart ~

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Sleep now … my love,
I’m keeping you forever and always,
in dreams, and memories
the beating of my heart keeping endless time to the rhythm of your soul.
Your words penned from far away,
so very lovely,
for eyes to see,
for mind to dwell on
and heart to feel …
Fitting in most perfectly
with the reoccurring memory of being in your arms.
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Sleep now, my love,
within the heart there is a place that has no knowledge of separation.
And so we will always find each other in our arms …
held safely fast,  protected from all harm,
never truly alone in our forever love.
 
~ Penny

3:30 a.m.- Love, light and technology…

…to chase away the fears.

Two years ago – to the day, I wrote the following blog post! It is still one of my favorites (and a true story), for all the obvious “feel good” type feelings. Hope it works for you too!

It is the middle of the night. Very, very stormy outside. Thunder and lightning in all it’s majestic power. Asleep in my bed, I discover myself waking up, the sounds from the summer storm rousing me.

A small hand touches my arm … 

“G.P.?”  A small quiet voice in the dark questions. 

“Yes, Emma?” I respond softly. I live in a household that consists of several children, two adults, and assorted animals. As a reference point I am called ‘G.P.’ (a nickname) by all.

The youngest has woken from the loud thunder and bright flashes of lightning raging outside.

 “The thunder woke me up”. She said.

“It did me too.” I say.

In very short order Emma is in bed next to me, wide awake. I get up, turning on the bed lamp before I leave to make coffee. A short while later I’m back, bringing a cupful of nice hot “wake me up” brew along with my laptop, a cup of hot chocolate for Emma and her DSI (Hand-held game/system). Since both are wireless, we can use them safely during the storm.

Franky, one of my two cats is also afraid of the storm, so at 3:30 a.m. we snuggle, occupy ourselves with our electronics, sip on warm beverages, and weather the storm with love, light and the technology of the day.

“G.P.?” Emma says as she settles in to play videos on her DSI.

“Yes, Emma?” I answer.

“I love you.” She replies quietly.

“Me too.” I reply in an equally soft voice.

And all is well in the middle of the night.

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Have a great week everyone, stay as cool as you can in this summer heat, and stay safe from stormy weather!

~Penny

 

Contentment

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Sometimes no words are really needed to explain a feeling of … well … perfect contentment!

Those times when it seems that all is well with the world! You’re in the perfect spot to be.

And in that moment you wouldn’t change a single thing!

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Have an excellent Wednesday,

~ Penny

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Be at rest

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Be at rest

Be at peace

My child in slumber

Be at rest.

be unencumbered

my child in slumber,

All is well.

 

The unknown

will always be.

But you’re protected

you have me.

Be at rest

My child in slumber,

You are safe

I promise thee.

~ Penny L Howe, 2013

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~ Penny

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Streaming Consciousness … Sharing the love!

From one blogger (myself) to all other bloggers in this wide and diverse world of ours! A message just for you.

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We are a special group, aren’t we? Those who blog. Those who write. Those who create. Those who capture an image, feel a feeling, express a thought and then share of ourselves through the medium of online technology today … our streaming consciousness! The essence of our soul pouring forth.

We are wonderfully talented and inside there is so much more. We want to give, we care with such a passion .. and … we need this ourselves (more desperately than we think anyone realizes)…

… And so I send, most especially to you ~ peace, love and a true sense of security to you on this gentle Sunday. Be safe and secure – my personal wish for you today ~ know you are loved.

~ Penny

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