Friday, December 3, 2010

January 2010 - response to poem for each month post

Sobering month.
Pulmonary embolism
we mistook for asthma,
barely treated in time.
You could have died.
I could now mourn,
close my first widow year.
Instead, we plan road trip
through Civil Rights sites,
update our bird lists,
wake in each others' arms.
Each day I remember January
and give you an extra kiss.

Victoria Hendricks
December 3, 2010


  1. I understand why you would remember January. I remember this January of yours too! Scary. Hope you have many more January's together.

  2. Thanks for a loving comment Mary - and I wis you and Diane many more good months and years together too.

  3. Yes a sobering anniversary month for you. And I am so glad the two of you still have each other to hug and hold.

  4. I am so glad it all ended up all right. I can understand why January would cause you to reflect!

  5. I know sometimes it takes a big scare to make us appreciate living. I'm glad Bob is OK and you just have an even better appreciation of him.

  6. Yes, he is still here to kiss. Celebration.

  7. What a terrible fright for you both. But your feelings are beautifully expressed in this poem.

  8. lovely plans for the month.
    Happy 2011.