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Life cycles

 

Life is cyclical…
Things come then they go.
Such is the case with
Fads, Friends, Money, Love,
Power, Youth, Seasons
And even Life itself!
Patience, courage and hope/faith
Are the tools needed
To see us through
To the next phase/cycle.
There is no need to fight it,
Just embrace the change
And press on…

~ Moylom Enterprises ~


Contents written: April 13 2015.
Contents edited: May 2 2015.
Copyright 2015 Moylom Enterprises.


A beautiful thing…

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Image source: Yahoo images (vimeo.com)

So this week I witnessed something wonderful. My daughter and I saw a caterpillar crawling along the wall by the kitchen window and deduced we may have brought it in with us when we picked flowers earlier in the day. So we decided to take care of it — give it food and water and a place to live — a covered bowl with air holes into which we put leaves and water in a bottle cap.

The next day, to our amazement, the caterpillar wasn’t moving! It had crawled under a leaf and appeared dead. We were both a little sad but I decided to touch it just to make sure. Fantastic, it was still alive! Upon further investigation, it turned out it had shed its skin and its shape was slowly changing. We kept observing for a few more days, all the while doing the touch test to make sure it was still alive. Amazingly, shapes of little wings were becoming visible. It was transforming into a butterfly.

I wasn’t sure how long the entire process was supposed to take, and kept forgetting to do the research. And then TODAY we saw the butterfly! It was healthy, and beautiful. My little munchkin wanted to do the honors of releasing her into the sky and so she did. And then our little ‘foster child’ flew off ready to live the next chapter of its life. Transformations are wonderful. Nature is wonderful. Life is wonderful. There is still beauty amid the chaos you just have to know where to look. Enjoy!

*Originally published August 2015


Contents written: August 23 2014  |  Edited: August 29 2015  |  Copyright 2015 Moylom Enterprises


Finding Peace…

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Surviving adversity requires strength. Where your strength comes from is entirely up to you, however, mine comes from God.

Psalms Chapter 121

1 (A Song of degrees.) I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

2 My help [cometh] from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

Of late I’ve been experiencing a sense of peace and calm that I haven’t felt in a very long time — so long that it was almost unrecognizable —  I thought I was ill!  But then, when no symptoms of illness presented and I realized my attitude in certain situations was different than normal, I began to understand what was happening — I was changing!

Remember how scared, out of place and disoriented you felt the first week at your new job? But when you finally started figuring things out the tension subsided and you started to settle in and feel more comfortable? Well that sense of comfort is what I’m feeling right now. The pieces are finally starting to fit together, I am finally understanding the role I’m supposed to play and I feel less overwhelmed by my responsibilities. I can finally breathe a sigh of relief for I have found a sense of peace.

Psalms Chapter 30

11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;

12 To the end that [my] glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

Thank you God for bestowing this mercy upon me. I am forever grateful!


Contents written January 16, 2015  |  Originally published: January 16 2015  |  Copyright © 2015-2016  Moylom Enterprises


The Fog

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Source: Yahoo images (commons.wikimedia.org)

It rolled in three days ago,

Burning off by day,

Then descending again at night.

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It thickens with each passing hour,

As if to slowly wrap its arms around us —

Making its presence felt.

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Fog horns signal in the distance

And my young one imitates the sound

As I teach her of its importance to the ships at sea.

*****

I love living near the ocean;

It brings back lovely memories of my childhood —

Memories I wish surfaced more often.

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And to think I tried desperately to get a home elsewhere,

But the deal fell through.

Hmm…

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God works in mysterious ways!

I am in awe of HIS mighty wisdom.

I am so glad HE loves me — even through the Fog.

 

*Originally published May 2015


Contents written: May 13 2015  |  Edited: May 17 2015 |  Copyright ©  2015 Moylom Enterprises


Life is beautiful

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To have expectations
Means setting yourself up for disappointment
To have no expectations
Means opening yourself up to surprise.
Life can still be beautiful
May you be blessed by its many surprises.

~ Moylom Enterprises 2015 ~


*Originally published December 2015


Contents written: October 1 2015  |  Edited: December 21 2015 | Copyright 2015 Moylom Enterprises


 

Fate

She’s drawn to him

And though she is afraid to feel

(Knowing he may not be around for long)

She still feels pulled in his direction

And she doesn’t mind.

For he’s made her smile

A lot more lately than she expected to

And it feels great!

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Prayers still get answered,

And his being there is proof of that.

So she has chosen to not stand

in the way of fate and what it brings,

especially since it brought him right to her door.

[This is Part 1 of a series entitled “Their Story”. See Part 2. ]


Contents written: September 28 2015  |  Copyright 2015 Moylom Enterprises


May cause weight gain

Doctor: Ma’am, I have great news! Your test results have revealed what’s been ailing you and we may have a solution.

Me: Okay doc, go on…

She explained the problem as thoroughly as possible then said, “You’d have to take hormones. It’s a pill you’ll take everyday and it provides two benefits: it will hopefully solve the problem over time and it’s also a contraceptive.”

Me: Okay, sounds good so far, but what are the side effects?

Doctor: Bloating, nausea, tenderness, and it may cause weight gain.

I slumped backward into the chair and all I could hear was my mind screaming, “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!” You see, as I approach 41, I am fully aware that the body has to fight a lot harder to lose or maintain a desirable weight as we age. And unless you are genetically predisposed to be skinny/lean/slim, it’s tough! I am currently pretty active thanks to my job, my dog and my toddler, but I would someday (in the next year or two) like to have a profession that is less labor intensive in favor of one that is more mentally stimulating and free of roots by which I must be tethered. My ultimate goal is a writing career that can let me work from anywhere! But the downside to that is I would have to make more of an effort to stay fit, something I don’t have to do now since my job has that sort of built in.

I have always assumed I would take up running again – a long lost love which I miss dearly but was forced to give up since I’m stretched to the limit time-wise. But it scares me to think of gaining weight at a time when I’m trying so hard to lose or maintain my current numbers. So, then and there, as I lifted myself up from being slumped back into the chair in the doctor’s office, I agreed to try the recommended medication. I take it just before bed to alleviate the aforementioned side-effects plus the others not mentioned, which littered the medication’s information sheet. I must follow up in six months for re-evaluation at which point we will renew the prescription or try a different remedy if this one fails to produce the desired results.

I hate feeling like a guinea pig but what other options do I have? For the sake of my health and my sanity (due to bouts of tremendous pain) I must see this through!

As I move forward, I pray that God blesses me with health and strength so I can avoid being placed on any other medication which must be taken for long periods of time, since I firmly believe it is a lot less expensive to incorporate preventative measures early on than to implement remedies in hopes of a cure after the fact. So here’s to good health, for me and for you too. Cheers!

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Contents written: March 8, 2015 | Copyright 2015 Moylom Enterprises


How dare you call me that?

“You see ma’am, you’re 40, and at that age we need to do things a little differently!”

That was the doctor explaining to me that I needed medication to help shrink the alien monsters that have been growing in my body the past few years.

I was in full agreement with her theory but got stuck at the fact that someone just told me I was 40. When did I become 40? When did I go from being called miss to ma’am? In all fairness, she was reading my age off my chart, but in retrospect it would have been nice to have been told I didn’t look my age!

I spent many years being 25 since I refused, back then, to become 30. But when it was quite obvious that no-one thought I was really 25 anymore, I maintained the age of 30 for a good five years. The same was the case for my 35th mile marker, and when my eldest told me I didn’t look 40 at all, I quietly resolved to continue being 35 for at the very least, another 5 years.

Now, as I am forced to reevaluate my strategy, I have washed my hair and divided it into 2 ponytails – highly inappropriate for a 40 year old but I don’t care! Tonight I will revisit my youth as I stare in the mirror in search of the miss I once knew in hopes that the ma’am will take a brief leave of absence. I say brief because I remember all too well the distress I felt in my younger days as I tried to find my place in the world, to be accepted, to feel loved, to achieve my goals, just searching… But the person I am now has found peace, has purpose, is not afraid to be single and yet has found love that is the best of them all. I’ve stopped searching for acceptance, for meaning, for validity, since I have all those things now in the arms of Jesus.

So as I mourn the passing of my old life, I sheepishly accept the new one waiting ahead and am grateful to be blessed to see another day.

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Contents written: March 8, 2015  |  Copyright 2015 Moylom Enterprises