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)

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dawn Maurice
    Jan 28, 2014 @ 16:22:58

    Love this! 🙂

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  2. Mystic_Mom
    Jan 28, 2014 @ 16:37:44

    totally cool my friend! Love it.

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  3. alan1704
    Jan 28, 2014 @ 19:06:40

    God will finish – Excellent hope and trust in his purposes and life. great words

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  4. Claudia
    Jan 28, 2014 @ 20:32:06

    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

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  5. Mary
    Jan 28, 2014 @ 20:48:59

    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!

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  6. Pealogic
    Jan 28, 2014 @ 20:58:26

    Fabulous that there are others out there encouraging individuality, But it is very difficult for our kids in this day and age.

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  7. Dawn Paoletta
    Jan 28, 2014 @ 21:03:38

    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!

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  8. quietspirit
    Jan 28, 2014 @ 21:22:03

    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.

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  9. R.B.
    Jan 29, 2014 @ 01:34:31

    We are a bit dysfunctionalin our own functional wayLove the opening and can totally relate…

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  10. HisFireFly
    Jan 29, 2014 @ 04:03:11

    yes! He will complete the work He has begun in you, in me, in all of us!

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  11. kelvin s.m.
    Jan 29, 2014 @ 06:15:40

    …ah, I love what you share today… what a beautiful spirit you possess… it reflects through your words… smiles…

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  12. Björn
    Jan 29, 2014 @ 14:25:35

    I think you capture a spirit of contentment I really appreciate. – you seem to have a really great life.

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  13. Brian Miller
    Jan 29, 2014 @ 17:05:20

    no it does not matter…normal is so boring too you know….its best to be free in who you are and enjoy all that life has to offer…smiles…

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  14. Anthony Desmond
    Jan 29, 2014 @ 20:47:26

    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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  15. Pam Manners
    Jan 29, 2014 @ 21:43:22

    Amen! Love this. ❤

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