Faded Are the Dreams of the Past


Faded are my illusions of balance.
Not faded are the constant needs of my children.

Faded is the idea that happiness is consistent.
Not faded are the pains in my stomach from my children using me as a playground.

Faded is the concept of “me time”.
Not faded is the requirement to give: of myself, my time and my talents.

Faded are the memories of my son, Alexander.
Not faded are the faces of Bunny, Bee and Butterfly who are in my face all of the time.

Faded are my dreams of independence.
Not faded are my dreams of interdependence and growth.

Faded are the effects of Happy.Calm.Focused.
Not faded is my determination to get my podcast off the ground.

Run Your World 2

This is just right now, today. Tomorrow is a new day.


Come linkup and join us weekly for The 1 Word Blog Linkup hosted by The Golden Spoons, Blogitudes and Confessions of a Mommyholic on Wednesday Mornings at 6 am EST.  This week’s wordsFaded or Calm.

28 thoughts on “Faded Are the Dreams of the Past”

  1. I love what you did with this word, April. 🙂 Some things fade and we wish they wouldn’t; and some things have yet to fade and we wish they’d hurry up and do so. That’s so true in life. Thank you for joining #1Word once again! I’m so glad you’re part of it!

  2. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    Wow, this is really lovely. Fading is a part of life I suppose – whether we like it or not.

  3. Helene Cohen Bludman

    Like Liz said above, for every fade out there is a fade in. That’s how I like to think of it.

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