October 10, 2008

The more things change

Nope, he's not home yet, and please don't ask when because I can't say. What I can say is that I miss him and when these thoughts crossed my mind this morning, I had to put them down. Hope you enjoy.

Things have changed since he’s been gone.
Our children have grown. Taller, smarter, more independent.
Our son can hit a baseball now, our daughter can talk and walk and run.
The house has changed too. New curtains, new pictures, new dishes.
The seasons have changed from a wet Spring to a graceful Fall.
The trees in the yard have lost their green leaves and are naked and dormant,
Sleeping and waiting once again for Spring.
He takes it all in, slowly and carefully, as is his way.
It is his habit to take a stroll around the neighborhood alone
To get re-accustomed to the world he left so long ago.
Houses have changed colors, yards are showing their Fall splendor.
Somehow even the rains of Spring and the rains of Fall seem different.
Weeks and months have passed since he left.
Life has gone on in his absence.
He is glad to be home. Happy to see that even though things change,
Home is just where he left it.

~Allicia Hubbs, October 10, 2008

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