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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A Strange Vocation

Credit: family
unexpected beauty

Surprised to discover life and joy in the ordinary.

I was frantic..

Was I pregnant

yet again?

Then,

The unexpected.

A blanket of peace

Wrapped around me.

Suddenly,

Joy,

Light,

Laughter

Within.

I heard words

In my heart;

"This is you call.

This is your vocation.

This is your witness to the world."

Confusion.

"People don't understand

I look foolish."

A whispered answer,

"You will be a witness to

Life and Joy."

I said,

"Yes"

To Life

And

Discovered

Unexpected

JOY.



About the Writer

My husband and I raised 9 children on a hobby farm and discovered fulfilment and joy.The very existence of a joyful mother of nine children seems to confound people. My writing is humourous and heart warming/ thoughtful and thought provoking with a strong current of spirituality running through it.
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7 comments on A Strange Vocation

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By NurseElaine on November 17, 2012 at 07:02 am

What a lovely way to begin my Saturday!! Love this poem!

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By HomeRearedChef on November 17, 2012 at 11:30 am

"You will be a witness to Life and Joy." Simply beautiful, Melanie!

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By Barbara MacDonald on November 18, 2012 at 11:35 am

If I may respectfully add...your vocation was also to write on this and help others with your own experiences... I sincerely believe this Melanie...we all have so much to give to others through what life has taught us...beautiful...

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By melanie jean juneau on November 18, 2012 at 12:11 pm

I am just beginning to see this new vocation to write. Writing is like flowing in a spirit of creativity which integrating memories, insights, conncection, almost subconciously.

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By Rum-Punch Drunk on November 23, 2012 at 05:53 am

Such a lovely poem , and there I was thinking that bundle number 10 was on it's way, ha ha ha. You're never too old.

Joy, when you have it, is such a wonderful thing.

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By melanie jean juneau on November 23, 2012 at 08:54 am

Joy, when you have it, is such a wonderful thing

there is a quotable quote

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By Piotra88 on June 30, 2014 at 05:35 am

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