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Withered, wafer thin, and worn—palliative, it would seem.

And all your glories seem forgotten in the pressing now, and

you lean a little more, and

you breathe a little harder, and

you respond less as the mind fails and the body falls to the damage of time and toil.

All the checked to-dos are done and seem but footnotes in a life long lived.

Though much is forgotten,

much is ahead, for

the lasting beauty in this decaying is in

the what will be.

Spent.  Hope.

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About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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9 Responses to Spent

  1. patsykmiller says:

    That was beautiful, and your mother as well!

    • She has been a strong believer and is on the home stretch. Happy-sad.

      • patsykmiller says:

        I understand the grief of losing a dear and wonderful, believing mother and my heart truly feels for you as the day draws near. I also am thankful that you have the greatest comfort and strength gained by knowing that when such time comes, your beloved Mother will be in the Presence of her Dear Savior throughout all eternity, never again to suffer of anything, but to be where His Perfect Love and His Holiness is of GREATEST sight to behold…WOW!! NOTHING can bring such divine comfort to the hurting heart of loss. “LORD JESUS, hold Lilly with Your Arms of comfort, strength, and love throughout such days of heartache….and give her peace in the midst of the storm…THANK YOU, LORD JESUS, THANK YOU!”

  2. reinkat says:

    Just got back from a visit with my own elderly mother, and your post touched my heart. Beautiful words, and the photos pulled it all together.

  3. susanpoozan says:

    A very sensitive comment on the aging process.

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