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At the age of 70, I became a photographer and a writer, without any formal training – what a coincidence! Or is it? I am learning that some so-called coincidences in life aren’t coincidences at all.
Proverbs 3:5-6 says: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.” Therein lies the answer: It is the Lord directing my paths.
Shortly after becoming a widow, I was invited on a date with a very handsome gentleman in celebration of my birthday. I was hesitant, but I could not resist. He wouldn’t tell me where we were going – he wanted it to be a surprise.
The Milestone His side of the bed…
the left; My side…on the right.
We’d talk a while to share our day,
Then doze off through the night.
Maybe in the morning,
I’ll turn and he’ll be there,
Lying right beside me,
Without a want or care.
Once again I’m disappointed;
There’s still an empty spot.
Regardless, I will face each day,
Whether I want to—or not.
But this morning, it was different,
No left or right—instead, My 22-year journey took me,
To the middle of the bed.
~Diana E. Clark ©May 2022
(I wonder if I hold the record for that milestone—almost 23 years to move 18 inches.)
All poems on this page: Copyright 2002 Diana E. Clark - All rights reserved.
If you want to help me through my grief,
There's something you can do:
Please talk about my dear one
And what he meant to you.
I want to hear your memories
And store them in my heart.
It keeps him with us even though,
For now, we are apart.
It's okay to laugh and share the tales-
He would do the same.
My heart stirs and warms each time
You share and speak his name.
After the Storm
"Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6
(Read: Psalm 71:1, Matthew 26:39, Romans 8:26-28, 2 Corinthians 12:9)
With permission by: Diana Eileen Clark from her booklet
"Simply Put ~ Inspirational Poems of Hope as You Journey Through the Valley"