Monday, March 03, 2014

Security ~ (a memory of my mother)

Sometimes - such grace will touch a simple thing 
a gesture or a word it will hold
a meaning far beyond the thing itself -

At evening when the air was growing cold 
I used to watch her gather in her shawl 
in folds about her shoulder 
in a way that gave me delicate joy 
hard to define - it seemed to have some goodness to convey 
for in her was a pool of quietness 
a sure repose - untouched by any storm - 

I watched her as she gathered in her shawl 
and felt unfolded too 
and safe and warm -

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I had my colonoscopy and a polyp was found.
I will get the results in a few weeks and trusting it will be benign.
I was also diagnosed with diverticulosis and shall be able to manage living with it.

I am so very thankful for all the prayers and good thoughts that came my way.
Thank you all so very much.

Love 
Margie 

41 comments:

  1. Margie,

    Such a touching and delicate observance of your respect, love and of missing those moments with your dear Mom. A beautiful tribute:)
    Margie, it is good that progress has been made to determine your health concerns. Positive in finding the problems and then following through with treatment and care.
    You are right Margie in knowing that there are bouquets of prayers, all wishing you the very best.
    Kindest regards, Eileen xxx

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    1. Eileen,
      Your kind words mean so much to me.
      Thanks so very much.

      I am doing fine today.

      Kindest regards to you, as well.
      xx

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  2. Dear Margie, How I've been thinking of you and hoping for good news! You can manage the diverticulitis. My best friend's husband was diagnosed several years ago - he rarely has discomfort now because he has learned what to eat and what to avoid. He's healthier now than he's ever been. The poem about your mother brought tears to my eyes. My mother died when I was in my mid-30's - a long time ago. Yet, not a day goes by that I don't think of her, remembering something she taught me or thinking about how she might solve a problem. It's wonderful to have such loving thoughts/memories remain when the person is gone. It brings such comfort. Take care of yourself, Margie.

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    1. Barb,
      I appreciate your visits and thoughts.
      All shall be well and I shall be able to manage the diverticulitis.

      When someone tells me my poem brought them to tears, I take that as a great compliment, thank you.
      I know you must have treasured your mom as I did mine.
      x

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  3. smiles. i am glad that the colonoscopy went well..and i am hoping benign too. at least you know and can deal with them.

    mom---such warmth and security there...even just in seeing her...makes everything seem like it is going to be alright...

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    1. Brian,
      Smiles to you.
      I shall be able to deal with all of it.
      I found out last night the polyp was benign.

      Whenever I think of my mom, I feel secure and loved.

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  4. I shall be thinking of you!

    What a lovely poem about your mother.

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    1. Thanks ladyfi.
      Your kind words are appreciated.

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  5. Your mom is looking after you from up on high you will be fine, and whatever they give you will take it away, always in my prayers angel xxx

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    1. Lorraine,
      I feel her everyday, even though she has been gone a long time now.
      Thanks for your kindness. xx

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  6. A very touching tribute to your dear mom, Margie. It's certain gestures like this that stick in our minds once they leave us. Lovely memories to cherish and hold on to.

    Wishing you all the best furthermore. Your wonderful positive attitude will see you through. :)

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    1. Margaret,
      My mom was so dear to my heart.
      Many thanks for the kind words.
      x

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  7. Such a beautiful tribute to your mom. You sound so much better, Margie. That is wonderful! Getting through medical exams can be extremely stressful.

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    1. Martha,
      I am doing so much better this week.
      Thank you for the lovely comment.
      x

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  8. Hi Margie! You paint a really peaceful image of your Mom in your words. What a wonderful influence she must have been.
    I am so happy that your medical news is good. My husband also had the same result with his colonoscopy (polyps and diverticulosis). He is managing very well, and I pray that you will too. Thank you for sharing your results with all of us. You are such a good blog-friend!
    Ceil

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    1. Ceil,
      My mother was a remarkable and dear woman that I remember with such joy.
      Thanks for the kind words.

      Like your husband, i know I shall be able to manage well with this diagnosis.
      x

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  9. You paint beautiful pictures with your lovely memories and words, my dear friend.
    You will remain in my prayers and thoughts each day.

    Lots of Hugs and Love

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    1. Jan,
      I was blessed to have such a wonderful mom and I enjoy sharing about how much the wonderful memories mean to me.
      Thanks for the kind words.

      Love and hugs back to you.

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  10. Boa tarde,
    Nunca esquecemos a nossa mãe, adorei a homenagem merecida para a sua mãe.
    desejo-lhe as melhoras
    Abraço

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  11. Your mother obviously did a good job, Margie.

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    1. Geo,
      How very kind you are.
      Thank you for making me smile.

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  12. Your poem is so lovely and beautiful. My mother is also one of the best people I know. I will be thinking of you and hoping that the results of the test is benign as well. I'm not familiar with the condition you've been diagnosed with, but I am glad it is one that is live with able dear Margie.

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    1. Lisa,
      I loved knowing your mom is one of the best people you know, mine was too.
      Your kind words mean a lot to me.
      Thank you.
      x

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  13. Margie, your poem is so beautiful and touching! I love it! I love my mom and this poem really touched my heart ;o) I know that everything will be fine! Your results will be great! Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. Stacy,
      I am happy that my poem touched your heart.

      All is well and I am blessed.

      Big hugs back at you.
      x

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  14. Beautiful poem about your Mom. I can almost see her pulling her shawl around her. Hugs and blessings.

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    1. Bonnie,
      Thanks so much.
      Your kind words mean so much.

      Hugs and blessings to you.

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  15. Beautiful words, very comforting. I do hope all will be well. It is a new challenge when things start to go wrong (I am currently recovering from some rather extreme dental surgery and looking forward to being able to smile again!). Spring is coming!

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    1. Marianne,
      So nice to see you here.
      Many thanks for the lovely comment.

      I will say a prayer your recovery from the dental surgery goes well.

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  16. Ah...such wonderful, warm feelings...aroused by memories of a loved one and her shawl...so utterly moving.

    Warmest Hugs xxx

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    1. Ygraine,
      I can still see my mom wrapped in her shawl.
      It's a beautiful memory.

      Thanks dear for the kind comment.

      Warmest hugs returned to you.
      xx

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  17. What a lovely warm feeling this poem gave me, thanks for sharing :)
    Best wishes!

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    1. Rose,
      You are most welcome and thanks for the thoughtful words.

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  18. Beautiful poem. You're such a gifted writer. I really do wish you the best of luck.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. A Cuban In London,
      I do appreciate your visit and many thanks for the lovely comment.
      I think you are a gifted writer, as well.

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  19. u made me cry.......such a lovely touching poem

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    1. Amita,
      I was crying as I wrote this poem and your tears are a sign that it touched you, that means a lot to me.
      Thank you.

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  20. wonderful poem Margie. All the best to you.

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    1. Sandy,
      Many thanks.
      So nice to see you here.

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  21. This one made me cry! Realised how much I've missed your writing. Im so sorry I couldnt keep in touch in this space but I promise I will log in just to read your lovely literary magic that soothes my soul and makes me shed a tear in the quiet stillness of the night..

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