Four Generations. What a Weekend.!!!!

Some of us are missing but still we have 4 generations here.
Some of us are missing but still we have 4 generations here.

Family Gathering.

Am l the compassionate one?

l know l used to be.

Am l the heart and soul

Of this entire family?

I feel l ought to be.


I was the sensitive one.

The comforter of others.

Am l still the one with empathy?

I know l used to be.

Now l look at an old book or a toy,

Well-used, worn and torn....often played with.

I want you back just as it used to be.

That makes me the stupid one.

My adorable grandaughter and husband.
My adorable grandaughter and husband.

Time can only move one way, and it never stops.

Onward ever onward...Forward....time.

You can never move time back.

Just hold on to your memories .

Now you have children of your own.

Even they are beginning to bless us

with the same.

Four generations of love and laughter,

merely a week ago.

Here--- it was--- here in this house.

I know...........(My husband touches my shoulder)

I know.......

My lovely daughter with her husband.
My lovely daughter with her husband.

Maybe it was too perfect....eleven adults/teens

Two little 3 year olds.

Not a crossed word.

Not a jealous bone.

No-one was lazy,

Everyone helped.

No-one was greedy.

Everything shared,


Aaah!   All to much for 3 yr old Jayden.
Aaah! All to much for 3 yr old Jayden.
Feeling empty, now they're gone.
Feeling empty, now they're gone.

Such noise we made, with love and laughter,

With piano and song. Noises of joy.

Was l still the compassionate one?

Did l do enough?

I feel empty now you've gone.

I didn't imagine l'd feel so alone.

Blowing bubbles
Blowing bubbles
My gorgeous grandson with HIS son.
My gorgeous grandson with HIS son.

I am not alone. My husband is here,.

Oh but just for a while it was

like days now gone by.....

House full of family, sisters and brothers,

babies and mothers.

Why am l sad? The silly one......ME!

Be grateful for the days we just had.

In a fast moving world, like today..

Not everyone has the blessed experience

that l have enjoyed.

Not everyone has peace at family gatherings.

Four full days of love, smiles, hugs, giggles and games.

Food so lovingly cooked. Children so wonderfully cared for.

Counting my blessings l should be.

No need to query, which one am l?

I always was the compassionate one.

I always kept the peace.

Opening my eyes l see ther's no need.

Our grandaughter is the compassionate one.

Our daughter, the heart and soul of us all.

Teenage grandsons are the sensitive ones.

Yet ALL are part of me.!


My husband is quietly resting, now.Enjoying the peace, the quiet.

And l.....I am the restless one. Longing for another time.

Hopefully there will be....another gathering as wonderful as this.

Being together was REALLY SOMETHING to see


Oh! Never take it for granted if you've been blessed with a family.

A quiet moment with great grandson number one.
A quiet moment with great grandson number one.

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

I call it sweet melancholy. You captured it perfectly my friend, and I understood the emotions of this poem.

blessings always

bill


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Dim Flaxenwick 2 years ago from Great Britain Author

Bless you for saying that. Thank you.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

You expressed your joy with such abundance. Very nice to have Christmas joy in June.


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Dim Flaxenwick 2 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thanks mckbirdbks. We hadn't seen any of them for 2 years.


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old albion 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi Dim. What a joy to read and see. You made me smile a time or two as I recognised little things here and there. Great photographs. Well done.

Graham.


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Dim Flaxenwick 2 years ago from Great Britain Author

Oh Thank you. It's nice that l made you smile., and l truly appreciate you commenting.

I notice you are in Lancashire....I'm not so far away in Cumbria.


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Family is the greatest blessing we can wish for. Beautifully done. :-)


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Dim Flaxenwick 2 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you Genna. I agree.

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