He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. - Colossians 1:15-16

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Five Minute Friday – Lasting Impression




It’s not so much what she said
For she was not one for long conversations
But it’s what mom did that made a lasting impression

One day her life made an unexpected left turn
Went down a road she could never have imagined
It’s there she showed me how to be a strong woman

In the midst of her grief
She made plans for an education
That would allow her to provide

A move was in store
Our lives changed
Never to be the same

Focused and determined
She persevered the long days at school
Studied hard at night

Friendships were formed
That would last a lifetime
Together they achieved their goal…LVN

Another move, a new town
A new school, another goal before her
Friends and family would join her on the journey

Buckle down, study hard
Early mornings, late nights
Learn that which doesn’t come easy

The day came when she achieved her goal
Her tireless efforts were rewarded
A goal achieved, a degree received…Registered Nurse

When hard times come
It’s not the time to buckle under the stress
Nor focus on the past, or look in the rear view mirror

It’s the time to be strong
Focused and determined
She was rewarded with a career she loved for a lifetime


by Susan Wachtel
February 23, 2013


It’s another Saturday morn and I participating in Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday writing challenge.  Head over to her website “Lisa Jo Baker Tales from a Gypsy Mama”.  Be sure to read some of the entries from other writers.  I can promise you that you will be blessed.

3 comments:

au1688 said...

nice :)

Wanda said...

A beautiful tribute to your mom Susan. Some of the greatest lessons taught do not contain words

Lauren Davenport said...

What a nice way to honour your Mum. Lovely post.