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Only Imagine


In my journal yesterday, I created a six stanza Haiku. It’s where I’m comin’ from on this day when I delivered Bob (my sweet husband of 58 years) into the hands of a surgeon. It’s a relatively straight-forward procedure… an angiogram to determine any heart issues that were not detected with the x-rays and EKGs. Bob is in good hands… and I am here in the hotel room relaxing:

What is Heaven like?
I can only imagine.
I see glimpses here.

The help of a friend
The love of dear family
Colors of sunrise

The pureness of snow
Unconditional pet love
Hidden surprises

Gorgeous scenery
Flower pedals opening
Precious solitude

Whiskers of kittens
Soft and abundant kisses
Marvelous sunset

Magnificent Son
The warmth of welcoming arms
And eternal rest

The help of a friend
22 at Bob’s 80th in 2018
The love of family
Colors of sunrise
Pureness of snow
Unconditional pet love
Hdden surprises
Gorgeous scenery

Thank you to Curtis Wallace for his gift of photography.

Photo by Andre Furtado on Pexels.com

Such joy in flower petals opening – and sunflowers seeking the sun

Precious solitude… but not aloneness!
Whiskers of kittens
Our daughter DeDe, kissing her hubby, Andre’

Thank you, God, for soft and abundant kisses.

Our great-grandson, Xander, in Hope’s arms

Kisses know no age
Kisses reach into our hearts
Gratefully receive

Photo by Andreas Wohlfahrt on Pexels.com
Begin Eternity Now
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Magnificent Son
Thank you for your sacrifice
So freely given

The warmth of welcoming hugs
Sending tight, heartbeat hugs to Bob
as he undergoes his heart procedure
My daddy’s hugs were the tightest!!

… and eternal rest –
That’s where my daddy is now.
What is heaven like?

I can only imagine!

Hugging blankets works
When hugging arms aren’t available

Just got a call from the hospital.
Bob is out of surgery.
Heart looks good.
No blockages.
No stents needed.
Thank you, God,
for hearing and answering prayer.

Thanks for visiting JanBeek
and praying with me!
You’re the best!
See ya tomorrow.

Comments on: "Only Imagine" (20)

  1. Elaina Colby said:

    I’m so relieved to hear that the angioplasty went well and found nothing out of the ordinary. God answers prayers! What a wonderful haiku. I also love your choice of photos and quotes for today. You’re always an inspiration! Now go pamper yourself! 🥰

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  2. svphillips10gmailcom said:

    I am so happy that Bob’s surgery went well. Bob does have a strong heart ❤️. Hugs to you both. Please let me know if you need anything. Praying for Bob’s recovery 🙏🏻. 😘❤️

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  3. kayakingirl said:

    Oh my goodness, this is so precious. Praise the Lord. Love you guys more every day.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Jan, such a beautiful poem and lovely pictures. Nothing can replace answered prayers. 🤗 Scott

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Amazing news!! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and talents! Beautiful post! 🙌🏻 🤗

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Such good news!!!!!! Yaaaaaaaay!!!!!;

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  7. So glad Bob is okay. Be sure to take care of yourself. ♡ Sending hugs.

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  8. Jodie Welge said:

    Much enjoyment reading this! I miss ❤️hugs . So happy to hear that his heart has no blockages.
    Love you and Uncle Bob

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  9. Great result for Bob’s angiogram!
    Your poem is beautiful, Jan . . . sounds just like heaven to me. That dog with the beady eyes looks just like our Jack Russell (Tilly) when she’s waiting for her dinner! 😀
    Have a lovely weekend. xx

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