Looking Back – Thankful Thursday

Today is the week after Christmas, but like most of my posts was written long before this day actually arrived. I have found, though, that things I am grateful for one day I am still thankful for on another even if it’s not the thing that’s at the forefront of my mind.

I’m still thankful for my family (each of the, even the annoying ones) right now just as much as I have been on specific days that I’ve mentioned them.

I’m still grateful for the animals that make up the farm now that it’s winter and the garden’s not growing. (Even if it’s pitch black outside when we go out to milk the goats and feed everyone.)

I’m still grateful for the rain that we have received off and on this year. (And the snow, we really need water stored underground and it’ll soak down into the aquifer once spring arrives.)

I’m still grateful for the wonderful homemade food that’s here. (Even if I’m once again banned from using the oven.)

I’m still grateful for the canning that going on. (Likely even still the week this is going up. You can year-long if that’s a major source of food and you’re able to get the produce necessary.)

I’m still grateful for everything that I have mentioned in previous posts for Thankful Thursday even if I haven’t mentioned them specifically already. (Because there’s only so much time to mention things when I’m on a time limit for how much internet access I have.)

That doesn’t mean that I’m not grateful for this entire year that has come and gone. (Even if this is the very last Thursday of 2015.)

Most of all, I’m grateful for the day I stumbled upon my first Thankful Thursday post. It has changed my life. So thank you, my friend, thank you for starting this thing that has brought me so much joy. I can only hope it has done so for others as it has done so for me and if you haven’t already been there, (smiles) make sure to check out this week’s Thankful Thursday. (And yes, someday, when I have time and home internet, I will go back and update all of my links to the correct ones.)


Nothing More

I am my purpose, nothing more, nothing less. –unknown


There wasn’t anything left for Comet, it seemed. She was cast out, banished, never to return again to the place of her creation, the land where her sister even now likely stood in a daze.

Star trembled as she pictured her beloved sister, lost and so very far away and likely trembling with uncertainty.

“It was needed.” Her purpose spoke softly and gently, though the cruelty in the truth of her words was unintentional, it could not be avoided.

Star didn’t move, not even to blink.

The truth was cruel only if you could not accept it.

“She will have a chance now.”

Star still said nothing.

What was done was done.

And now all she had, all she’d ever had it seemed, was her duty.

Solaris said nothing more. Words were meaningless to one who had said them in her initial arguments anyway. Star had spoken for her sister and known what would be the price to pay in order for this to happen, but knowing and experiencing are two very different things. Of this fact Solaris was certain; Star would likely never be able to fully live ever again, so long as she was separate from her sister Comet.

It’s just that…

Solaris did not glance at her old friend, but she did lean towards her and rest a shoulder against the smaller woman’s shoulder.

Star often had trouble dealing with the aftermath of her decisions when they ended up affecting those she cared about in ways that weren’t easily shifted. It was likely that none of them would ever see Comet ever again and that was about as permanent as you could get for their kind. Even death wasn’t as permanent for their kind as being alive and completely out of reach.

“I will adjust, Your Majesty.”

Solaris sighed in resignation, “There is no need for formality, my friend.”

Star said nothing for a long moment before a light shiver ran down her spine. Solaris only noticed it because of how she was still leaning up against the smaller woman.

“Solaris,” the blonde whispered, “Right now, it is all I have.”

‘But you don’t, you still have the rest of us.’ Solaris didn’t speak those words, didn’t even broadcast them mentally. It was still too soon.

She wondered how long it would continue to be too soon.


Family is:
It is Everything

Family is what you make just as much as what you are born to. Just because you share blood doesn’t mean you will share love. Love is a choice even when, no, especially when we don’t want it to be.

Dungeon Prompt: Family


Found Myself in a Book

Reading and writing and looking through books. I found myself at a time when I had no idea who I was, literally. No memories that were personal, no names or places or objects that held any kind of meaning. I had been an avid journal writer as a child and teenager and also liked to scrapbook about my life. That was how I found out who I was and from there, I was able to move forward and continue to grow.

There will always be questions about this or that, things that I don’t remember or only have the slightest of inkling about.

But that doesn’t mean there isn’t more inside.

This tiny drabble was brought to you by the Dungeon Prompt: Becoming You in 111 words

Love in Ten Lines

Love is to mourn

To mourn those loved

To love those lost

To love those found

To love those burdened

To love and lift

To comfort with love

Accept comfort with love

Stand as love’s witness

Love’s a wondrous thing.


… Ye are desirous to come into the fold of God, and to be called his people, and are willing to bear one another’s burdens, that they may be light; Yeah, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things and in all places that ye may be in, even until death, that ye may be redeemed of God, and be numbered with those of the first resurrection, that ye may have eternal life. –Mosiah 18:8-9


To me, being willing to do as the Lord has asked and as He has done is an act of love. Showing that you love the Lord and will come to love your fellow men/women whether they will love you back or not. This is not an easy thing, but when has something worth more than all the precious things in this glorious world ever been considered easy?


To love someone is not easy, but it is likely worth every moment, whether happy or wretched it may be.


-Write about love using only 10 lines.
-Use “love” in every line.
-Each line can only be 4 words long.
-Nominate 10 or so others who are up for the challenge.
-Let them know about the challenge.
-Title the post, Love in Ten Lines
-Include a quote about love (i choose to affix my own)

I nominate the following people:


The Seeker’s Dungeon


And that’s all I’ve got. Kind of dizzy and I’m sorry this is late in coming out…

Itchy – Six Word Saturday

Uncomfortable in the extreme, itchy hair.

I usually write a lot (or a little), but I’m not one of few words even if the writing is only a little, so I decided for my response to the Dungeon Prompt: Outside Our Comfort Zone that I would write as little as possible. Also, I was sick over the weekend and so was very uncomfortable physically.

Mercy in Forgiveness – Twelfth Day

Today is a day never to be forgotten

Where love in the physical flesh was begotten

Emotions are high with joy and peace

Letting us know His love is as warm as fleece

Forgiveness given to all who will seek

To follow His way and keep themselves meek

How then shall we be forgiven too, if forgiveness to others isn’t something we do?


Dare to bestow mercy on all before you

And keep in mind

Yes, this is something to give too


On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

Mercy in Forgiveness as He gave to us