Eternal Embrace

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Eternal Embrace

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Our burdens both are lightened

as we share together in our night

 In communion our joy is heightened

No masks are worn when we meet again

Our hearts poured out and it’s alright

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Our cares and woes both shared

as we join together our soulful pain

We lock eyes with hearts bared

Dreams and disillusionments not spared

No pride allowed to mock what we have gained

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Our souls empowered to believe

Common faith that binds us as one

I believe in you and you in me now cleaved

We know our strength joined will not leave

We have Power on our side already won

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Spirits sharpened as shoulders rub each day

Years passed and still our love does shine

Eternal kinship lights the path along our way

 Love’s the Lamp fueled with joy that we may stay

Oh the delights now ours and to come Divine.

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Wendy/2013

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I intended to write this poem about friendship;

however, it went far beyond just friends.

But aren’t the best marriages ones that are built on friendship?

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A girlfriend and I took pictures in Filberg Park.

Although I took about 300 pictures – I will just show you a few…

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My husband and I have been here several times.

We’ve attended craft shows and even an outdoor church service in this park.

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It was so quiet when my friend and I were visiting…

that the deer were grazing peacefully.

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This was the only buck we saw in the park.

There were at least five deer.

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It was a pleasure to find some flowers still blooming.

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I need to come here in the spring and summer on a quiet day.

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A restful spot for two.

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There were dozens of ducks lining the shore.

They swam away as I got closer to the beach.

I took a few pictures and backed away so they could be at peace.

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Classic West Coast scenery.

Sometimes I miss the sunny days  of my semi-arid hometown.

But I would miss the sea so much more…

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Years ago, my husband and I lived in a remote northern community

where sunny days were much rarer than they are here.

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Coho Salmon were plentiful though.

We would catch our limit each time out.

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I wish digital cameras would have been available then.

It would have been wonderful to have taken more pictures than I did.

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I have a confession to make…

the reason I only took 300 at this park…

was because my camera battery died.

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This park is rich with history

(never mind the natural beauty) .

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The Filberg Park (nine acres) has a very intriguing story.

It was donated to be kept from development and is protected as a Heritage site.

What a blessing it is to our community.

Here is a link to it’s history: http://filberg.com/home/history/

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Beautiful Blessings ~ Wendy

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77 thoughts on “Eternal Embrace

  1. WHERE DO YOU FIND THESE CREVICES AND DIVINE AREAS WENDY! I DEMAND YOU PUBLISH! I’m always left speechless ! I recently read Beauty is Truth, and both cannot be apart from holiness ! Bless you for blessing me! xo Debbie

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  2. What a beautiful park Wendy, and how wonderful that you spent time there with your friends and your husband. A place made more special by the people you’ve shared it with. Love all the pics and the beautiful poem you wrote about your husband.

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  3. I agree, Wendy. The best marriages do begin with friendship. Mine did. 🙂 I love this poem, I can feel the love and devotion in every line. Your photos as usual are stunning. I especially love the beautiful, old tree. The two branches growing so strong and close together. It works so beautifully with your poem. Hugs, Elizabeth

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  4. Enjoyed your walk in the park, the poetry that inspired your heart and the beautiful fall trees. You know that most photographers take hundreds of shots to find that handful of the perfect pics…from what I see here…you found some very special moments. Thank you for sharing this day at such a historical park…wonderful! ~Zoey

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  5. Wonderful photos…looks like a great place to spend some time…I had a bit of a chuckle when you mentioned the only reason you took 300 photos is the camera battery died! I’ve had that happen just when I didn’t want it to… 🙂

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  6. Thank you for the poem, pictures, and information link for the lodge and park! How blessed you are to live surrounded by so much of God’s majestic nature!

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      1. We have some parks and back roads here that I like to wander with my camera in hand from time to time as well. But it’s really nice to see photos of areas with different vistas. And so your posts are always a verbal and visual delight. Blessings, Natalie

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  7. Such wonderful pictures and the poem is a beautiful tribute to the most intimate relationship which suppose to mirror Christ’s relationship with the Church … Such a blessing to visit here

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  8. Such a very lovely poem, Wendy–and I get that twinge of envy. People thrive in good marriages. Lovely photos too! God bless you BIG–love, sis Caddo

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      1. I’m very thankful that God gifted me with the ability to do well as a single woman, after my marriage became impossible and untenable–He has never seen me as a failure, which is so reassuring. And truly, I’m not sure I could have come to the place I am with Him now, were my circumstances different–so I’m definitely praising Him. But I’d be less than honest if I didn’t admit the “romantic little girl in me” would have loved to have the happy marriage.

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