Anticipation Anxiety

Rubber against roadway for two hundred and eleven miles

miles and more miles

College kids kick it on a long journey home


Try not to worry, momma

Just wait. watch.

Wait a little longer now.


Dusk settles tick tock

and at last just before midnight

Arrival and relief


Voices relay volleys of events and truths

expectations and hopes across this week at home

The ground shifts ever so slightly.


Midnight omelet sizzles and swirls


We settle in against each other

Plates clink against flatware

Shared meals and conversations

Hearts bump up against one another in a familiar dance


Days stretch out into a cadence of possible

Our souls are seated again

Smiles seal the simple joy of being under a roof


Hold on a little tighter, grip this moment just a bit longer

This is it.






About Be Strong. Be Courageous. Be You

Principal at the School at the north end of Los Angeles Harbor where AWESOME happens. Working to make the world a little more wonder-full.
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6 Responses to Thankful

  1. staylor59 says:


    Sent from my iPhone


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  2. Alice Nine says:

    Your words resonate with me. I know that “… simple joy of being under a roof [t]ogether” and count myself blessed when it happens. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  3. carwilc says:

    Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

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  4. Ahhhh….homecomings. I’m waiting for my own little bird to return to our nest later today. Hope your time together is long and sweet. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. elsie says:

    Have a great Thanksgiving with your daughter! I remember too well those days of anticipation anxiety. Not fun, but the reunion is.

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  6. jarhartz says:

    So glad your kids are home and your heart is full. Love to you!

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