Jul 06

Concrete Bricks

By shellyhuey | Uncategorized , Victory Update

Along the front right edge at the turn of our driveway is a flowerbed.

It is outlined with a short, concrete wall of clay bricks.
During the cold snowy winters, the flowerbed is just bare dirt. In the spring, the dormant bulbs start to sprout with the warm sun and gentle rains. And now in the summer, it’s vibrant with color. Every year it takes us by surprise, because we forgot we planted bulbs deep in the soil.
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Jun 30

Lost Keys

By shellyhuey | Uncategorized , Victory Update

A few weeks ago, even though I didn’t look like it, I was sick.

With the flu.

Overall body aches, severe exhaustion, massive headaches. Trapped in a fog, my mind was just not functioning at its peak. One day, I came home and literally collapsed on our comfortable couch. The next day, I stayed home, hoping to recover from this siege of being drained. It wasn’t until I needed something from my car, that I noticed I couldn’t find my car and house keys.
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Mar 01

Shallow Roots

By shellyhuey | Uncategorized , Victory Update

Not too far from our home is the start of a narrow hiking path that meanders throughout the neighborhood. The trail ventures out and runs alongside a busy street. Strategically planted between the trail and the street are very tall and strong eucalyptus trees. Street side the trees serve as protection from the angry drivers. Trail side you don’t even notice the cars. The trees are a great cover up.
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Feb 19

Chosen Few

By shellyhuey | Uncategorized , Victory Update

You’re Invited! (Credit: Backgroundsd)

The extravagant party had been planned for a long time. A special day. A special time. Specific delicious and unique recipes were made. A variety of drinks cooled in the ice chests. The tables were set. Cups, plates and utensils were carefully and artfully placed. Color coordinated and elaborate decorations streamed throughout the room. The lighting was perfectly festive and vibrant.
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Feb 04

Come Back

By shellyhuey | Uncategorized , Victory Update

She was on a plane to a faraway place. Alone. The long flight was turbulent.

She was slumped over in her seat, exhausted. The bumpiness rocked her to sleep. She had most of her belongings with her. Not just suitcases full of clothes, but big boxes that were taped shut. She would be there for a long time.

Not sure when she was returning, so she bought a one-way ticket.

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