Posts by Kim Cusimano
Words Come and Go
Writing Words come and go, Sometimes fumbled, Other times flow. Writing, Like a pouring out, Cleanses me. A spoken word, Can evaporate, But in ink no. It keeps for me to see, Maybe for others too, We both have a need. Writer or reader, We seek, A release or something new. My released pain, Or…Read More
Send The Soldiers, Send The Swords!
Thoughts come and go, Some move in to stay! Some are friendly, Bringing rest. Some are hostile, Stealing peace. I imagine this door, An entrance of sorts. Peace, you are welcome here, Hope, you too may come in. Others are turned away. Fear, sorry there is no room. Worry, you must turn and go. Thieves…Read More
A gift you can hear. A joy that talks. A medicine for the soul. From a friend even more so. It lightens my load, brightens my vision, awakens my hope. From a friend even more so. To be shared, multiplied, invited in… like an invitation from a friend. Thank you for the gift. No need…Read More
Joy, Peace and Big Hats
Lord, when I grow old… I hope I look more like Jesus, But in my own skin. I want to wear big hats, Be able to laugh at myself, Make others laugh until they cry, Spend time growing red roses, Get lost in reading good books, Spend time with my grandchildren -playing dress up and…Read More
Mom Wants to Help
Love helps. Love tries hard. Love makes many plans. But on some days, Alone love can stand. Help can help too much. Trying hard can be too hard. Plans fall down. Frustration moves in. But on some days, Let love see… The light in a son’s eyes. Let love hear… The beat of his drum.…Read More
Like many special needs parents, we parent both special needs children and typical children. We find ourselves working to meet such a wide range of needs for all of them. This is where I found myself one day when my teenage son negotiated for more freedom, to let him “be himself.” I had a special…Read More
Tears Can Talk
One evening a few years ago, I sat around a table with friends. One friend had always been an encourager to everyone around her. Countless times she had specifically spoken helpful words to me. But, on this evening, my usually strong, well put together friend let down her guard. She began to share from a…Read More
Have some fun!
Our special needs son, Nate, is a huge Elvis fan. How did he discover The King? I can’t exactly remember. A few years ago he stumbled on his music and then noticed all the other iconic Elvis characteristics such as his colorful clothing, fancy dance moves, and cool hair. He has been a fan ever…Read More
These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full. John 15:11 “Joy”, what a beautiful word! What is there not to love about joy? And the idea that joy can be “full”, is surely the best kind. John 15:11 stood out…Read More