Wednesday, August 1, 2012

White Wednesday & Favor

Oh my word, it is AUGUST already!

How can that even BE?

Just exactly where is summer going?!?

I have at least ONE more weekend planned
 before summer is over for going back to the island
 where I grew up on a big lake for a visit.

 (It's not an ocean, by golly, but it is "home.")
And I SURE do miss it when away too long.....

Song of a Shell
V. Cuslidge

I held a sea shell to my ear,
And listened to its tale
Of vessels bounding o'er the main
And all the ships that sail.
It sang of brilliant water flowers—
The bright anemones
That bloom beneath the ocean waves—
Tossed in from seven seas.

Each time I harken to this song,
I hear the breakers moan,
And fancy that a warning bell
Rings from a lighthouse lone.
No longer need I wish to go
Where foam-capped billows swell,
For I've an ocean of my own
Within this pearly shell.

Prayer Request: 

I have to have surgery early on Thursday morning and will need to take some time away from blogging for a bit - at least that's the expectation.

Sure would appreciate any good thoughts and prayers you could send my way.

Thank you so very much- see you all soon!





  1. Lovely poem Michelle.. reminding you of your Island home!
    You will be in my prayers. I wish you well and hope that it all goes off without any hitches.. Our Lord will be with you.
    god bless
    see you soon
    val xxx

  2. Thanks for visiting and your kind words, will keep you in my prayers
    God Bless

  3. Of course, Michele! I will be thinking of you and saying a prayer. I hope it is nothing serious.

  4. Beautiful shells and lovely poem. Wishing you well! Hugs---

  5. Lovely pictures, and poem.
    Wishing you a speedy recovery from your surgery, and saying prayers for you also!!


  6. Sending you lots of good thoughts and prayers as often as you come to mind. Take good care of yourself...

    I've never heard that poem. I like it a lot. Sometimes, I've displayed seashells and that would be a good one to use in the bowl.

    Wishing you a quick healing...

  7. wrapping you in a bubble of loving healing light and prayers for an easy surgery and speedy recovery..

  8. Hello Michele
    A simple and elegant display of shells. I will definitely think of you with your upcoming surgery and wish you a speedy recovery.

  9. Michelle, You are in my prayers. Positive thoughts sent your way for a speedy recovery. Enjoy your trip to the Island. Hugs, Karen

  10. You will be in my thoughts & prayers, Michele.
    Enjoy the rest of Summer and we'll be waiting for you when you are better.

  11. What beautiful shell images and words! I happen to be working on a mystery novel (set at the beach) in which shells figure prominently, so this very much speaks to me! And I am stopping right now to pray for your surgery on Thursday. (OK, just did.) May your recovery be short and sweet, and I'll "see" you again soon!

  12. What a beautiful shell composition! Surgery does not sound fun. A big hug and blessings on you!

  13. Michele, I am sending prayers your way just as you did for me. I hope this surgery goes well and you are back very soon.

    Hugs, Gretchen

  14. Will be thinking of you and praying, Michele, that all goes good and you'll be up and about soon. You will be missd while you're away.

    Hugs and blessings,

  15. Of course, I'll pray for you and for your surgeons and caregivers too! Thanks for stopping by and being sweet enough to comment. I love this poem about the sea and the shell! I'm a landlocked girl who loves the ocean and everything about it (except the storms that hurt others). Good luck next week. Let us know how it goes.

  16. Hi Michele,

    I too can't believe that it's already August!!! The summer is just flying by so quickly!!! I really love those tranquil photos of the shells - so pretty! And I will be sending over prayers your way for a quick and speedy recovery for your upcoming surgery! Take care and have a beautiful day!


  17. I love your shell picture. I know what you mean about it being August already. How can that be? Of course, I'll pray for you - for strength and healing, for the medical staff - wisdom and compassion, and for your family - peace and comfort until you are back to normal.

  18. I love your pictures, Michele. Thank you for sharing that you will be having surgery. Prayers are on the way! xo

  19. First Michele, I am sending prayers your way just for you and a safe and speedy recovery. Your post is beautiful as always. Lovely pictures of your star fish and shell. The poem is sweet and always brings memories. Thanks for sharing and wishing you the best.

  20. Love your beachy style photos. I pray all will go well with your surgery and recovery.

    Take care,

  21. Oh my lovely friend Michele, I do hope surgery goes very well for you and you will be back to your happy little self again very soon.
    My love and prayers are with you.
    Take care and come back to us all soon and say hello so that we know that you are ok xo

  22. Thank you for this beautiful shell poem, Michele. :) I loved reading it. Now....know that I am sending you an ocean of love and prayer for tomorrow morning, girlie. You are in good hands. God is watching over you. Peace and strength be with you as you recover. ♥

    xoxo laurie

  23. hugs to you, michele:) water + home = fast recovery:)

  24. My prayers and good thoughts are with you Michele!

  25. Oh, Michele, I will be praying for you my friend. Enjoy your time off and I hope you have a speedy recovery.

  26. Hi Michelle!
    Praying for you!

  27. I'm so sorry I just found out about your surgery today, Michele. I haven't been on my blog much lately. I sure hope everything is going well for you. You'll be up and around in no time - going home to your island (and I think I know where your island is!) Hugs & Prayers,

  28. Hello Michelle I agree - this year is flying by! Love your white post - will definitely pray for you - I hope all went well - we'll miss you and look forward to your recovery and return!
    I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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