Welcome Autumn…

…and all its beauty!  How Exciting!!

I’m not a fan of Summer’s heat & humidity; however, I absolutely love Autumn.

I love it for all its cool crispness, abundance of color and completely satisfying comfort foods (especially those lovely cobblers, pies & breads)!!

Here’s to the season where Mother Nature shines in all of her grandeur!!

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Daily Prompt: Stranger

Have you ever had a random encounter or fleeting moment with a stranger that stuck with you?

When I saw this Daily Prompt, I was immediately struck to write an entry.

Last fall, I was sitting in the waiting room of one of my Doctors.  Whenever I go there, it seems like a full room and I wait for a long time.  On this particular morning (2 days prior to my Mother’s birthday), there weren’t many people.  I was sitting alone at one point and a woman came into the office for her appointment that day.  After “checking-in” with the receptionist, she sat down in a chair facing me.  The waiting room area is not very big at all either.  I was sitting alone and she had come alone for her appointment.  I can’t even remember all of the details, or what prompted the beginning of the conversation, but she was an open individual and began talking to me.  I am not a person who will randomly tell my life story to any stranger that I meet, or even strike up a conversation with someone whom I don’t know.  I do have ‘people skills’ and have worked as a public servant for many years.  On this day, as she began talking with me, and telling me so much about her current health situation; I couldn’t help but feel that we were there in that room together at that time for a reason.  It may have been my Mother’s way of saying that I should just be there for someone else.  See, this lady was not much older than myself (in her mid 40’s most likely) and she had moved with her family to our state from another state.  She talked about how her Doctors in that other state had missed reading her scans for breast cancer.  But the Doctors here found it.  I wish I could remember more of the details.  She told me about her young daughter (under age 15 I’m sure) and in my soul I felt like I was just placed there to be an ear to listen for her.  She was in the office for an appointment because the cancer may have returned and I feel that just listening to her was all that she needed to comfort her in that moment.  I know what its like to attend an appointment and not know what the next step will be for treatment.  My husband will go along with me when I ask him to; especially if I’m really concerned/scared about the answers which I will be getting.  Fortunately, I do not have, nor did I ever have, cancer of any type.

Prior to going in for my appointment, she wished me luck as well.  I returned the message to her.  I genuinely felt good about listening to her that day.  I haven’t shared this experience with anyone, until now. It has stuck with me since that morning.

In mentioning that this appointment was two days prior to my Mother’s birthday, there is a reason.

See, just a year and a half before this appointment, my mother passed away from an aggressive type of cancer.  In the last 16 years of my Mother’s life, she dealt with three different types of cancers.  She did so much, especially traveling, despite what the Doctors and her family had told her about her many health ailments.

That day, I said a prayer for that lady whom I met in the Doctor’s office.  I’ve thought of her often since then and wonder how she is.  I hoped and prayed that her cancer had not returned.

Daily Prompt: Quote Me

“Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?”

This quote is timeless…

 “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable.”  ~John F. Kennedy~

JFK hit that nail on the head; didn’t he?
With everything going on in the world today, this quote comes to my mind more and more each and every day.
Government* doesn’t always allow its’ People to voice their opinions/desires in a peaceful way.  They make it difficult for the People to live anymore.  Some of the decisions which the Goverment is forcing upon its’ people is making life difficult throughout this World.
And its sad…
So very sad…
So heartbreaking.
Some days I think this World needs to be ‘reset’ back to a simpler time.
Although, I know what the next question will be…
What is the definition of a simpler time??
*Government is referring to any and all bodies throughout this world.  Noone in particular is implied here.*

Daily Prompt for 10.26.12

…Your blog just became a viral sensation. What’s the one post you’d like new readers to see and remember you by? Write that post…

i’m not much of a writer, but i absolutely

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE

photography!

as you can see from my blog,

which is home to a very small sampling of photography from my collection.

 i feel i was born with this gift of a great photographer’s eye

and passion for photography.

will you help me to achieve my dream of a career in photography

and buy an image?

Daily Prompt for 10.24.12

…What’s the one thing you hope other people never say about you?…

that i am a selfish person because i’ve chosen to not have human children.

i think that my love and caring for others in this world

are still shown in the way i take care of my kitties.

just as my mother loved animals with all of her heart too!

*ask my husband; he knows he is definately in line behind my kitties*

😉

(isn’t that what a good mother does?  puts her “kitties” before others and even herself??)