No New Normal

This pic goes back a few years, but it is one of my faves.
We were goofing off in the back yard around our firepit,
being silly while my mom snapped a few pics.
We are a bit dysfunctional
in our own functional way
certainly we have our flaws
yet our hearts we won’t betray
learning the ropes as we go
come what will, come what may
and in the end will it matter
what other people say?
We parent graciously-
mistakes we have made
tightly woven, still are we
this little family of three
No new normal
not for us
though we are not perfect
somehow we trust
that God will finish what he began
for when we think we cannot
He certainly can.
I wrote this for an impromptu Family prompt over at Christian Creative Writers.
It’s Tuesday, the day I serve up some poetic justice…kinda! 
(Doors open at 3)

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Dawn Paoletta is the author of Journaling for Discovery and Delight. Her writing is included in several anthologies and her poems have been included in the Wickford Poetry and Art Exhibit and Books. Dawn is currently working on her next book. Inquiries at

15 thoughts on “No New Normal

  1. he def. can – in all our imperfections – i have three kids and made lots of mistakes…finally they turned out well in spite of what we did wrong… grace..smiles


  2. Well, it looks like a pretty cool family to me. If you are happy, tightly woven, and moving in the right direction, I am sure God is smiling down!


  3. True that, my friend. Trust me we are feeling the heat…our girl is now a teen, and it is no easy ride! But, Love will have to be the difference! Lord have mercy!


  4. Dawn: As parents we try to make memories for our children. Places we have been. Sites we have seen. People we have met.God allows us these oppotunities for the growth of children and the parents as well.


  5. heck no it don't matter… normal just means you have no personality in my books… what people call “weird” is usually someone who's truly being themselves. be free!


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