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I Wish You Peace

Thank you for all of your kind words and warm wishes as my mother has been recovering from a broken hip. It’s been a challenging time filled with big life lessons. It’s a long road ahead but Mom is one tough cookie. For this month’s Word of the Year Link Up, I have indulged myself to go through some family photos of Mom throughout the years. I’ve put on an Eagles album at the same time. Please come join me.

Please listen along as you view the post below.
I Wish You Peace, Lyrics: Likely Story Music, Likely Story Music Co. Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Bernie Leadon / Patti Davis.

Audio Remaster 2013: by Rhino/Elektra Courtesy of YouTube· Eagles One of These Nights 1975 Elektra/Asylum Records.
I wish you peace when the cold winds blow.
Warmed by the fire’s glow.
I wish you comfort in the lonely time.
And arms to hold you when you ache inside.
I wish you hope when things are going bad.
Kind words when times are sad.
I wish you shelter from the, the raging wind.
Cooling waters at the fever’s end.
I wish you peace when times are hard.
A light to guide you through the dark.
And when storms are high and your, your dreams are low.

I wish you the strength to let love grow.
Oh, I wish you the strength to let love flow.
I wish you peace when times are hard.

A light to guide you through the dark.
And when storms are high and your, your dreams are low
I wish you the strength to let love grow,
I wish you the strength to let love flow,
I wish you the strength to let love glow.
I wish you the strength to let love go.

Mom reminded me today that the best medicine in the world is family, friends (and ice cream). I couldn’t agree more.

Seize the moment. Take the photo. Celebrate someone that you love today.

I wish you peace.

How has your intention for 2022 been going? Please join Jo, Debbie, Sue and me and share in the comments or via InLinkz below. We look forward to seeing you here.

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81 thoughts on “I Wish You Peace”

    1. Thank you for your kind words. Something you probably didn’t know about me — when I was (much) younger, I sang in a choir that appeared on television (once) and produced a record album. This was one of the songs that we regularly sang. I still have a copy of that album somewhere in my basement! 😀

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  1. Just perfect Donna and thanks for bringing tears (happy ones) to my eyes. You have many memories of your Mum to cherish and I wish you Peace in return. It is a hard road but you are a wonderful daughter and your relationship with your Mum is beautiful and special. Love to you and your Mum xx

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  2. A great tribute to your mom. It really is important to draw around us those we love and with whom we share the values that make us who we are.

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    1. Thanks so much, Bernie. Since this WOTY Link Up takes place the last Thursday of the month in Vancouver (i.e. next week), I lost track that the other cohosts are Australian where this linkup is on the last Friday of the month (i.e. today). When Sue reminded me of this earlier this week, I had to do a quick scramble. But it allowed me to indulge myself in going through photos of my mother which was balm for my soul.

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  3. Such a lovely idea, beautifully executed. I’m enchanted by the idea of using a meaningful song to illustrate meaningful photos. Your family photos are wonderful and your Mom is charming. I send her — and all of you — love and good wishes.

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    1. Thanks, Carol Ann – As I mentioned in reply to Jo’s comment, I was once in a choir that sang this song regularly. I haven’t consciously thought about it for years. When I began to concentrate on peace for this post, the song came flooding back to me…as did wonderful images of Mom. The post was super easy from there (and Mom loved it)! 😀

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  4. A beautiful way to show your love for your mother, and a beautiful song. With sincere wishes that she has a speedy & full recovery.

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  5. Oh, my, I am so sorry about your mom’s broken hip. I know it will be a long and stressful road but with the love of her family and lots of ice cream, I am sure she will fully recover. This was a beautiful trip down Memory Lane complete with the perfect soundtrack.

    Squeeze in a few quiet moments each day for yourself when you can. Thinking of you.

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  6. Oh Donna, that was so beautiful as is your beaming sunny smile throughout the photos. What a lovely post to share some memories of your mum and a perfect song too, (which like Jo, I hadn’t heard before despite being an Eagles fan). I do hope she is recovering and you are taking care of yourself, it’s a hard time for you all. A perfectly beautiful post that made me tear up in a happy way. I wish you peace too xx

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    1. Thanks, Debbie – Fun fact: Eagles guitarist, Bernie Leadon, wrote this song with help from his girlfriend, Patti Davis, (youngest daughter of Ronald Reagan). It was written as a parting song just prior to Leadon leaving the band.

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  7. Loved the photos and could see a resemblance in family members
    Peace to you all as well and hope your mom’s hip is fully healed or better soon

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  8. How lovely is the song and its rendition ….and your words with each image. Gosh, very touching, and loving. Sending my peace to you too dear Donna…enjoying the connections very much. I hope your Mum recovers well. Denyse

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  9. Hi Donna! What a GREAT way to tie in your WFTY and celebrate your mom. And I can see where you get your good looks from…and that smile :-). Glad to hear your mom is on the road to healing. I’m sure she has been on your mind A LOT and that is evident in the lovely post in her honor. Wishing you both as much peace as you can absorb! ~Kathy

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    1. Thanks, Kathy – It’s been a long road already with more to go. I’ve been grateful to have this time with my mom as I was able to get to Kelowa right away and am still here. We leave tomorrow but will be back again in two weeks time. Thank you for your warm wishes and kind words.

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  10. I don’t think we appreciate how important our mum is until something goes wrong and mortality looks us in the eye Donna. I’m so glad that your mum’s doing okay and I hope she has a speedy recovery. BTW I could see Creighton in the photo of your dad on their wedding day. x

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  11. Hi Donna, I’m sorry to hear about your mom’s broken hip. I wish her a full and speedy recovery and peace to you and your family. Thank you for sharing your beautiful and loving post and family photos with us. Sending you warm hugs.

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  12. Donna,
    A long road is best taken one step and one day at a time. Your lovely mother is fortunate to have you beside her. This is a wonderful tribute to your Mom and it has prompted me to give my mother (age 94) a call as soon as I finish here. Helen and I send hugs to you both. Joe

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  13. This was so touching, it made me cry. I am sending positive thoughts to your dear mom as she recovers. And hugs to you and the family. We went through this with my mom. I know how hard it is. Wishing all of you peace. xo

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    1. Thanks so much, Darlene. I’m sorry to have made you cry! We are taking it moment by moment with a steep learning curve for all. On a positive note, I requested a copy of your book from NetGallery. I am new to them so I have my fingers crossed!

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  14. I’m sorry to read about your mother’s condition but am certain you’ll be there to help her heal. So many family photos = a lovely tribute to your mom.

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    1. I agree with her advice as well – especially the ice cream. I bought myself a container of Häagen-Dazs icecream today. I can’t remember the last time that I had it — I swear that there was magic inside that carton! 😀

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  15. What a wonderful picture show. One can tell you come from love. Take good care of you while caring for Mom.

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  16. Such wonderful photographs and memories, Donna. I love the smiles and the happiness depicted. When I think about the past, it is often with mixed feelings – joy about the beauty of those times and melancholy about those times being in the past.

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  17. Hi Donna – so sorry to read about your Mum’s hip – I do hope it heals relatively easily … just patience is a virtue time. You’re in a learning curve time … it’s exhausting but it will be positive time, despite the reason … I remember the positive aspects. Love this post – thank you … delightful photos – and wishing you all well – cheers Hilary

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  18. Your mom is right. The people in our lives make everything we experience worth it. I enjoyed listening to the Eagles. It had been awhile.

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  19. Donna, a beautiful montage of photos to match this special song with its touching lyrics. The strength of your family and shared love shines through. Your mother is so right ‘the best medicine in the world is family, friends (and ice cream)’! Wishing your mother a good recovery! xx

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