"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

September 27, 2017

Anchored Strong

I saw this poem on a fellow blogger's Facebook page the other day...it's from a Hallmark card and seems prefect to share considering what so many of us have been through this fall. Things may be broken and out of place and lives disrupted, but we all stand strong with foundations that are deeper than the destruction on the surface. It's a time for reflection on what really matters in our life and be thankful for the family and friends we have. 

"A house stood near the salty shore
as storm winds whipped against its door.
The tide rolled in and clouds turned gray.
It tried to wash the house away.

The ocean roared with all it could,
the waves crashed down, but House still stood.

Then Storm let up, flopped on the sand,
and said, "Hey, House, how can you stand?"

The house said, "Storm, that's all you got? You know, I'm built to take a lot.
You've drenched and soaked me through and through, and ripped my roof and shutters, too.

You've chipped my paint and cracked each pane, but I can take a little rain.
See, I am anchored in the ground,
that's where my strong foundation's found. 

And from inside, my light shines bright, no matter if it's day or night.
Yes, even after all you've done,
You, Storm, have passed. 

Here comes the sun."

These two pictures were taken by John Martell, a professional photographer in Rockport. This picture was take the morning Hurricane Harvey come ashore
and this picture was taken about a week later...no matter how bad the storm...the sun and the sea look the same once it passes.
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  1. That's a wonderful poem. Great reminder to be grateful for our blessings and have faith during life's trials.

    1. Yes it is! What are your plans for the winter?