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Sitting and Thinking

Updated on September 5, 2012
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As I sit here thinking what does life mean?

I know everyone goes over this question all the time.

But I do know this…..

God gives us Life……

God gave us the best thing ever, Jesus!

I have my husband, children, grandchildren and my wonderful adopted children.

My family and friends!

Lord, please help my dreaming…..

But none of that means anything unless I have Jesus in my life.

He brings peace and love. He has given me life!

I look around me and realize how bless I am but none of this means anything to me and or doesn’t make me happy if I don’t have peace and love.

I can write all the poems in the world about love and longing for love, about broken hearts and I can be called the Love Poet. But it is still not true love.

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Flowers of my dreams

So you ask, what is important to me?

Jesus?

Husband?

Sons?

Grandchildren?

Material things?

Well, all the above means the world to me, some more than others.

Although, my love for my husband my adoring children and my grandchildren never leaves me empty. But just knowing as a responsible adult that I must always do the right thing, although sometimes I want to run a muck, throw caution to the wind, do something wild. Then God throws reality in my face.

I am getting old I am not the young person I used to be, but you know what? I wouldn’t have it any other way. God knows what he is doing.

Sitting here looking out the window on this sunny peaceful day. Talking to my son on Facebook knowing a new baby will be here in seven months, I sign with relief.

I am happy. I am relieved. God knows what He is doing.

I want to thank Joseph De Cross aka Lord De Cross….

For writing that wonderful hub on being a Grandmother!

If you haven’t read it here is the link. You will love it.

http://lorddecross.hubpages.com/hub/Grandmothers-that-are-Like-Mothers-What-would-we-do-without-them#comment-10698036

Reading his hub made me realize where my loyalties lay…..

My Jesus and my family!

There are so many caring, God fearing and loving people here on the Hub. Thank you all for being my friends.

Teaches on the hub, wrote this hub on being a long distance grandparent… I agree, it is so hard to be away from my grandchildren.

http://teaches12345.hubpages.com/hub/Grandparenting-Long-Distance#comment-10699267

I love her hub……

Plus, the hubbers, my friends, that might not think like I do but love me anyway, you know that really amazes me…… We do not have to think alike to be friends.

I write

I love

I know

I serve

I tremble

I cry

I toss

I am learning

I am becoming

I am loved

I am loved

I am so loved

For the one that knows me best

For the one who knows my secrets loves me most!

We are free to love each other.

I am loved.

I am releasing these words on this page, the battles in my soul are easing, and I am accepting and loving…… I am loved….

I can risk loving you!

For one person battle of death is over, but for the rest of us, the war rages on, at what point does the cost of survival become too high a price for us to pay and for us to live on?

I think we need to fight for survival and keep believing we can win, I really believe this is so!

God Bless you all far and wide……

By: Debbie Brooks

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Gospel song by The Gaither Vocal Band

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Yes my dear, you are loved!

      bill

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      IntegrityYes 4 years ago

      I definitely voted up. WHOO!

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Deb you are precious and talented and yes, you are loved :)

      Always good to sit and ponder over one's blessings :) many votes as beautiful.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      I felt your words so close to my heart, and I understand what you are saying here. We are blessed to the max, and even so, sometimes we want to run off and just be a totally different person for just a little bit, and thankfully our LORD God pulls the reigns back in on us! LOL If it were not for my personal relationship with our Lord, who knows where I would be now! Whew, do not even want to think about that. When I think back to my younger days, I am so thankful He is patient and did not give up on me because even back then, I knew He loved me, even though I did not act like I knew Him or He loved me and vice versa. I love that you have shared your honest thoughts here with us, and I felt like I was right there with you, talking with a friend - it is because you are such a great writer, that I felt like this, but better yet, you spoke from your heart. God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Sunnie Day 4 years ago

      Debbie this no doubt came from your heart and the spirit of God that lives with in you shines everyday, touching many by your sweet heart. You are so right nothing else matters but the love of the Father which is most important of all, giving us the love to pass on.

      Love and hugs,

      Sunnie

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      Gina Joy Bennett 4 years ago

      This is an awesome hub Deborah. I so know what you mean about running away & the lord reigning us back in to him. I'm glad he is so patient with us.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. I cannot respond to this without prejudice. For I too serve my Lord with the gifts I am blessed with. I too accept Jesus as my savior.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      BILLY thank you and you are loved my friend

      IntegrityYes you make me smile...

      Ruchira yes I am so blessed thank you for visiting

      thank you all bless each one of you

      debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Faith my sweet sister in Christ.. It is so easy to get into trouble isn't it? but we have the Lord the Holy Spirit to help us.. He knows how weak we are, God Bless you my sweet sister,

      Debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Sunnie You are the sweetest.. You are the greatest for my ego..lol

      thank you for visiting and commenting.. what did I do to deserve all of you wonderful and loyal friends.?

      Debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Gina.. my sweet friend.. follows me where ever I go.. God Bless you my daughter.. I cant do any wrong in your eyes.. love you

      Debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      MHatter.. I am so glad to see your words.. You are so awesome.. I love your poems and I cannot think of anyone more special..

      all of you are so special

      God Bless you all

      Debbie

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ...well I sit and think about you all of the time my sweet Deborah of the divine - and I just seem to find enough time to go to the bathroom, eat a little and catch a little shut-eye - but I want to get right back to my wide awake time and only concentrate on YOU. Don't let this get around the Hub but I think you and I have a mutual admiration society going on here - and it just seems to get better and better with every new day - even my cat is looking at me right now with a curious question mark in her eyes - and I just said to her - Deborah Brooks, what else and who else?

      sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 11:18pm where Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis are playing real loud

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Colin.. you make me laugh.. Ok this can not get around the hub.. but I think I have a thing for you too.. lol.. I cant quit thinking about you too..lol

      I love willie nelson ... the other I don't know him..

      hugs to you from Tennessee

      Debbie

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      Deborah 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      Deborah, you look beautiful in that photo. Thanks for such an inspirational hub and such beautiful poetry. Excellent and voted up! Awesome.

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      Joseph De Cross 4 years ago

      Debbie you said it better, and we admire your spiritual strentgh with the Lord. Your humanity is increasing in front of us. You are blessing us with your hubs in here. Thanks for the mentioning my friend. You deserve a life full of joy. And the Lord knew what was coming for you with your grandkids! Thanks for sharing your heart in here!

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Deborah, a great sentimental, emotional and philosophical hub, You are being loved by all hubbers, God bless you.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Debbie, these are beautiful sentiments. To love and to know that we are loved. Love is what remains after a life passes away. There is indeed so much to be thankful for.

      Voted up, beautiful and sharing.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      ehealer thank you for liking my picture.. lol.. that picture was taken last fall... I am so glad you like this hub

      debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Lord My friend.. you are so awesome and sweet.. I think you are a inspiration too me.. God Bless you my friend

      girishpur thank you so much and bless you my friend

      rajan thank you fir voting up and sharing

      God bless you all

      Debbie

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Debbie, this is a wonderful testament to your faith, and I admire your steadfastness in him through raising a lovely family. It also takes strength to be and adoptive parent.....one that you chose to be because of love for the children, and love for God. May he bless you and your loving family always. Michelle

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      This is a lovely hub with true feelings. Sharing one's feelings is not always an easy thing to do. We all have pain, joy and crisis in our lives..dealing with it. Well that is the issue.

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      faith_love_hope32 4 years ago

      This is very beautiful and so very true. You are truly a beautiful person. Your beauty shines from within and in your words. Keep shining. :)

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      i can feel your thoughts Our Ms Brooks.. lovely write.. :)

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Very lovely words indeed Deborah

      I can feel your heart poured into this one, and it is lovely indeed

      my friend.

      Laurinzo

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Midget

      CArol

      Faith Love

      thank you all and God Bless you

      Debbie

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      Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

      This is inspiring and told through stunning words Debbie. Voting up, and rating beautiful, awesome, and interesting :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Frank thank you sweet friend.. you are so awesome

      Laurinzo. thank you for visiting and commenting always nice to see you

      Olde Cashmere so glad it inspired you

      God Bless you all

      Debbie

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Deborah, there are not enough buttons to push here to show how much I enjoyed your post. Your message is so comforting and expresses a faith that is well balanced and complete.

      I write

      I love

      I know

      I serve

      I tremble

      I cry

      I toss

      I am learning

      I am becoming

      I am loved

      These words say it all for me as well. Thank you for the mention and the sharing of the Grandparenting hub. It is an honor to be connected here. God bless you.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Teaches thank you sweet friend.. I love your grandparents hub.. blessings

      Debbie

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      Nikki Major 4 years ago

      not only do you have Jesus and family....God has blessed you with a remarkable insight for poetry....without poetry, the world would be boring.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      NIKKI Thank you so much. God is great. Blessings. Debbie

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      You are loved and admired for your faith and steadfastness nature. Your beauty shows through your great writings.

      Voted up and awesome.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Till thank you dear friend for voting up you are so awesome

      Debbie

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      kjforce 4 years ago from Florida

      Deborah Brooks..yes "LOVE" of oneself is the most important..now you are able to share with others..because there is so much, as you created it...there are so many types of love. Your words are your own and speak from the heart, that's why we follow...loved the hub..by the way..age is a state of mind..as for me I'm on my way to the playground to swing, wanna join me ?

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Just great. Voted up and beautiful. Yes, my friend you are loved. Hugs from Riga. Congrats on the new baby on the way.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Kj I will meet you At the playground. Sounds like fun. I love your comments . DebbieDebbie

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      Janhorner 4 years ago

      Wonderful hub Debbie, and congrats from me for the gift of a new baby.

      Jan

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      jan thank you sweetie.. God Bless you

      Debbie

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Wonderful poem, sitting and thinking - counting our blessings and realizing how lucky we are. Voted up and beautiful.

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Beautiful words, Deborah. :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Vellur

      denise

      thank you both blessings to you

      Debbie

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      Joanna Chandler 4 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi debbie,

      Oh you are so right none of those things matters if we don't have the love of GOD we'll always feel like something is missing a void that needs filling only Christ can do that.

      I rather have Jesus than anything.

      You take the whole world and give me Jesus.

      Its wonderful that you have a loving family ;)

      By the way how is your grandaughter doing?

      Have a splendid week

      ~~~Shalom and Peace be unto you~~~

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      Ann1Az2 4 years ago from Orange, Texas

      This is uplifting and inspiring, Debbie. The song is wonderful - I love the Gaithers when I hear them, but I don't know all of their music. I hadn't heard this one before. I like it a lot - thanks for sharing.

      Voted up.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Lady

      Ann

      thsnkyou both . you are so kind

      God bless you both

      Debbie

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      Deb Welch 4 years ago

      Excellent Hub with Lovely Poetry about your Blessed Life. Have you ever heard Ernie Haase Signature Sound? You might find them awesome.

      I am also getting up there in years - and I am glad I lived during the time I did. Now is the gravy boat days.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Hello deb so good to see you.. I have not heard of Ernie Haase Signature sound I will check them out,blessings to you

      Debbie

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      frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America

      Thoroughly beautiful words of truth. I listen to your song as I type this, and sing in my heart with them. Even as your word about getting old is read...I realize the same...but others are getting there too; just at different unrealized times. And so I look forward to Eternity, and no more getting old or painful or sad, hurt... Thank you for a wonderful article and music.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Frogfish thank you is good to see you.. so glad you visited and commented

      Debbie

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