I am sorry about taking such a long break. The last couple of weeks of December has been rough for me and my family. I was sick in bed with the flu for a week. On Christmas day, one family member and a close family friend passed away. During the month of December, I have been dealing with the situation that is the inspiration for the poem below:
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Twinkle.”
Twenty four years ago this weekend, my hubby and I got engaged. The ring still twinkles on my finger reminding me how lucky we are to have found lasting love.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Gone, But Not Forgotten.”
I have enclosed the photo of our former home. We were the lucky ones to sell a house in less than six months in 2011(in the US). Upon sharing the photo, I felt the need to share the poem I wrote during the process of selling it. Our memories of this house are strong, bonding my family.
Help – Family Needed
by Kim Hewison
My house needs a new family
It’s time for us to be moving on,
Back to where we came from,
Six hundred and seventy miles away.
It’s been a good house,
Warm in winter, cool in summer,
Protecting us from storm after storm,
Solid under our feet
When the earth shook around us,
It’s heard our laughter echo off it’s walls,
Sheltering us in times of sorrow.
Time to say good bye.
Time to hear the pitter-patter of new feet.
This is my response to the Challenge hosted here: http://jennifernicholewells.com/2014/12/02/one-word-photo-challenge-pine/
One year ago, I published my first children’s book and in honor of the first year, I am running a promotion on the eBook for today and tomorrow (December 6-7, 2014). Reviews would be appreciated. Clicking on the picture above will take you to the book on Amazon.
Disclaimer: Check prices especially for those of you that are outside of the US. I am still trying to figure out how KDP – Amazon Kindle works.
The book is about getting lost and Stranger Danger from a child’s point of view. Recommended ages 3 – 6. Children a little older may enjoy reading it for themselves or reading it to younger children.
The product links below display items with the character Loop from The Case of the Missing Mother.
Loop, A Blue Dragonfly, Blue/Grey Lunchbox Lunch Box by KimIzzyCorner
See another lunchbox online at Zazzle
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “An Extreme Tale.”
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” — Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
When was the last time that sentence accurately described your life?
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly writing challenge: “Digging for Roots.”
“In this perpetual tug-of-war between now and then, finding the footing to develop a sense of home is difficult, if not impossible, particularly for those who may find themselves stuck between cities, states, or countries.”
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Converge.”
Triumph is watching your child debating then accomplishing a goal. (Of course, getting a picture of that moment, feels triumphant as well!)
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Angular.”
“Not to put too fine a point on it, though this week, we challenge you to show us what “angular” means to you.”
June 2008, Genesee Belle at Crossroads Village, Flint, MI
The lines left in the water caught my eye. When framing them, I loved the contrast between the vertical and horizontal lines.