Another door closed
The trail is blocked and futile
The path is quicksand
It sucks her down
To struggle is useless
She knows
But still she resists the urge to surrender
–Dawn Cawthon Behrens

About grandawn

I live in Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA. I have three wonderful grandchildren. I am a teacher, writer, actor, singer. . . and whatever else I can manage.
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6 Responses to Sinking

  1. I am catching up today, and I am embarrassed that it has been so long since I have been over here to check up on you and your life as it is going along. You have not been excluded from my daily though! I’ll try to be more regular in my visits – and I’ll try and catch up all the way with you today!

  2. As a rather immature kid, I used to play a silly game with the church hymn book. You took the title of any hymn and added, “between the sheets” to it. Changes the whole tenor of it, and can be a lot of fun. But, in reference to your sorry state at the moment (join the club – did you see my post yesterday (Wednesday? 😆 ) There was a favorite couple of lines we added to the old-fashioned hymn, “Love Lifted Me.”

    The first line of the hymn is: “I was sinking deep in sin,” to which one of the gang of friends would shout, “WHEEE!” The chorus of the song begins with “Love lifted me.” Another cohort in our irreverent game would shout, “Put me down!”

    Totally irrelevant to your post today, but something that came to my mind (one of my famous “that reminds me” stories) as I told the previous stories is my high school choir rehearsal one year. We were preparing for our concert to take place the following night. We were doing a medley from “The Sound of Music.” When we began the title song with “The hills are alive,” I and two other friends shouted “RUN!!!” And we all en masse jumped off the risers and ran backstage.

    I hope these little stupid stories serve to bring you a laugh or at least a smile when I know you are needing one or two of those.

    I’m thinking about you and praying for a swift resolution of your difficulties. Keep swimming toward the shore. Short of that, tread water. (That reminds me of another story. I’ll save that one for later!)

    Paula XOXO

    • grandawn says:

      Paula, Thank you for the silly stories that made me smile. Yes, I saw your post yesterday. It was, clearly, a difficult day for you. 😦 I am praying for you. Thank you for your prayers. Hopefully, I will have another job soon. Otherwise, the creditors will be chasing me down.

  3. knittingmaestro says:

    Put your life vest on girl and paddle harder! Still praying!

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