Drowning in chaos
And then the Angels swoop in
Order is restored
They say that drowning is a peaceful way to die
But I’m not sure that could be true
Because I’ve felt like I was drowning before
And I felt like it recently
And I couldn’t breathe
And the tears slid down my face
And I gasped for air
And I had no idea how I could possibly complete the task before me
It wasn’t that I didn’t believe
Because I did
I read recently to always let your faith be larger than your fear
And I have faith
And I have fear
And I believed that I could do it all
But then there was a deadline
And it required help from someone else
And it looked daunting
And it felt heavy
And I was suffocating
And I wondered if I was in over my head
And then the Angels swooped in
The Angels swooped in
And they took care of everything
And my load seemed lighter
Like thousands of pounds were lifted off my shoulders
And I could breathe
I wasn’t drowning
I was saved
And I was happy
And I felt loved and protected
And I couldn’t be more grateful
Sometimes…even though the fear starts to grow
Faith prevails…yes faith prevails
Thank you…beautiful swooping Angels!
My dear, dear friends! I have missed you all so much! Merry Christmas…I hope the holiday found you all in peaceful bliss and surrounded by love. Life has been a bit hectic, and very emotional. I am doing the best I can given the circumstances. And I have truly been helped by Angels!!
The Momma is better. She will be moving to “Assisted” living within her own community. It has been a difficult decision, but after much evaluation I believe it to be the best thing for all of us. But it is sad 🙁
I am in the process of going through all of her belongings and downsizing. There are many items, photographs, memories…some of them good…some of them not.
But this is the week of the New Year…2015…it seems impossible. Y2K was just a bit ago…right?
A friend asked me last night if I had any New Year resolutions. I have a few ideas floating around in my head. Hopefully soon I will get around to the commitment phase 🙂 Who knows…maybe I will share them in a post here. (That is if I truly pull off this move before the first!!)
Much love to you all. Thank you for opening up a whole world of beauty to me here. I value the friendships I have found and I pray that I will be back on a more consistent schedule in 2015!
37 thoughts on “The Angels Swooped In & Haiku 12/28/14”
Amen. Your poem touched my heart. I’ve been there my Sister and walked that road many times with family members and close friends. God sends Angels to carrying us through the good times and bad. Winged messengers of hope, peace and grace.
“Winged messengers of hope, peach and grace!!!” Yes!! Thank you for your beautiful support. I pray that you are in a beautiful place…surrounded by love!! Many wishes for your New Year…I hope that it is one of joy!!! <3
I love the swooping angels!! 🙂 I feel so happy that they are there taking care of you dearest Lorrie! 🙂 I am grateful to Heaven for keeping your faith and your spirit up 🙂 You are strong and brave! 🙂 I love your words, they are so full of encouragement and strength! <3 Your momma will be fine when she has your beautiful heart to keep her love in <3 I am sending you the biggest angel hugs and all my love <3
Hi my dear friend Trini! I have missed you terribly…and I see that you have been so busy! Please forgive me for not being as present as I would love to be. Your site’s new look is so “YOU!” I love it!!
Thank you for never ending encouragement and love! You give me such a great energy and I can feel your beautiful Angels in my midst! This has truly been a very difficult time, I will not lie. But I am so grateful for my faith…so grateful for all that I have learned…and continue to learn. It was a hard year…many things happened. But it was a very blessed year as well.
I wish for you all that is good….because that is what you are and what you give to all of us. So I pray that your beautiful energy comes back to you. Much love my friend <3 <3
I am very pleased to hear that your mother’s condition has improved dear Lorrie; and I am sure she will adjust to her new environment within just a few short weeks. It is remarkable that many aged people seem to regain a capacity to adapt to situations just as in the way children also have that facility. It seems as though the period in between is when we temporarily loose our psychological flexibility!
Oh Hariod! What a brilliant perception 🙂 I think we add a few other things to that time in between! I am so grateful for the understanding I am gaining during this most difficult time. I can’t quite put into words yet all that I have faced….and I am sure there will be some things that are so hard to face that it may take some time. But I am grateful…so very grateful for all of it!! I feel so blessed and I know that I am gaining grace. 🙂
Many wishes to you for this New Year…I pray that you will be surrounded by love…and understanding. I am so grateful for our connection. And I have missed you!! I do hope to be more present. Much love!! <3
Wonderful Lorrie! I wish a very happy new year to you and your family. 🙂 <3
Hi Amanda! Thank you so much!! I am so grateful! I wish you and yours a super New Year….I pray it is beautiful in every way! <3
Glad that your mother is recovering
Thank you dear heart!! I am so grateful 🙂 I wish you all wonderful things for the New Year!! <3
Thanks, Lorrie 🙂 Also wish you all wonderful things too
Hi Lorrie, the waves come…the waves go. Let them bathe you in healing as they roll across your life, my friend. I have been through the assisted living phase with my husband’s parents, so I know how much work is involved in this task. Love will carry you through.
What a beautiful analogy…my love of the ocean respects this comment so much!!! Thank you for your wonderful support and for your understanding. Yes…this time is full of challenges…more than I ever thought about. But I believe my Angels will swoop in at the most perfect times 🙂 Happy New Year to you…I know it will be a year of many changes for you also…may you meet it with love and peace!! <3
Love those Angels😄💙
I’m glad you are acquainted with them, Andy! 😉 Happy New Year to you!
Happy New Year to you as well sweet friend!
Beautiful…love it… 🙂
Thank you dear Maniparna 🙂 I wish you many blessings in the New Year! <3
Lorrie, Thank you for the heart felt poem and update. This has been quite a time for you. I’m glad your mom is moving into a safe a caring environment.
Breathe along with the angels 🙂
Hi Val…oh how I’ve missed you!! Thank you for you beautiful advice…I love the visual…breathing with the Angels 🙂 I love that you wrote that because when things get a little out of control I have remembered to “breathe” through it. Sometimes it works…other times I just get dizzy!!!
Thanks for caring about The Momma! Even though I have been a pendulum swinging back and forth on whether this is the correct decision, deep down I know it is. The reason I swing is because she swings back & forth….and by that I formation alone she wouldn’t be safe. It has been exhausting …but we have had the help of Angels in so many ways…I am so grateful!! Much love to you for a New Year filled withnloev, understanding, and peace!! <3
Facing a new reality with love and foresight can be so hard because we have to let go of so much. That is the pendulum and inner struggle.
Much love to you in this turbulent time…. It is one that most of us face.
Keep doing so with grace and kindness.
You are an inspiration!
Thank you Val <3
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I pray all goes well and you get everything taken care of that needs to be done in the allotted time frame. Praise the Lord for His angels that have walked you through “the valley” of late. Take care of yourself and I’ll be looking forward to your return to the blogosphere! Much love and huge hugs, N <3 <3 <3
Thank you Natalie!! It is all going to work out…I just know it! 🙂 I hope your Christmas was beautiful and I wish you wonderful blessings for the New Year <3. I do hope to be more present very soon. Much love!
Always nice to hear from you when you can pop in. <3
Hi Laurie! Thank you 🙂 I hope you are well and that you had a super holiday season. Beat wishes for a wonderful New Year <3
Dearest Lorrie – I haven’t find the words in the dictionary of compliments – your words and images is shinning like a star and deserve a music to attached, I love to sing one your poems!
Dear Mino…WOW!! That is a very huge honor! I have often wished that I had some musical ability because I would love my words to be sung! You know I am so appreciative of your music and singing… I would love it if I heard you sing my words…what an honor…please contact me about how we can make this work…what we would have to do! Much love my friend…and a very beautiful New Year <3
So glad to hear of your mother’s “improved” health…you are a blessing with your rich heart and positive attitude and I wish you all the very best for 2015 my friend <3 <3
Thank you, Neha!! I so appreciate your support and yes, I am so grateful the Momma has improved so much. Your words are so kind…I am humbled. I wish you love and peace in the upcoming year <3
Thank you, Lorrie, and I’m glad things are looking up.
Best wishes to you in 2015.
Oh Cynthia…Thank you…you are so sweet!! We are so very close to meeting our “deadlines” (terrible word.) It has been a heck of a ride…it will take me a while to sort it all out. But for now the most important thing is getting the Momma out of the rehab and to her new home. I wish you all good things for the New Year 🙂
I have thought of you off and on since I read your post about so many sick loved ones. I was just reading yesterday in Genesis chapters 30-33. Jacob was very overwhelmed. He had recently fled from one man (his father-in-law) and was about to meet up with another man (his brother Esau, who he had fled from 20 years earlier). Here are a couple of verses you might like:
” 1And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.
2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God’s host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.” Genesis 32:1-2
I am praying for you and your family.
Theresa…Thank you so much for your kindness 🙂 I am so amazed and so comforted at the same time by our ability to connect here on WP. It has been a wonderful gift for me to meet people who are like minded and to develop relationships. I had no idea what blogging was about…and I will forever be grateful that I landed here! Your words and verses are so comforting…Thank You!! Many wished for a beautiful New Year <3
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