Coffee Break

The shop’s fresh ground coffee mingles in the air with the sound of an espresso machine whirring. After I order coffee, Paige and I pick out a raspberry croissant from behind the glass cabinet, and…:

If we were having coffee, I would welcome you with a warm hug into my home. I would make sure you had plenty of cream, for you drink coffee for the flavored creamer right? I would ask that you excuse the dust bunnies, they killed the cleaning fairy and we haven’t been able to replace her yet.

If we were having coffee I would ask how your life is going, for I truly would  want to know. We get so busy in life and forget to take time just to talk, heart to heart. If your coffee gets cold while chatting I would gladly heat it up or turn it  into an Iced Coffee.

While having coffee if your eyes were to look around my house you would see several pictures of my family. Pictures from years ago, like our wedding picture; who is that YOUNG couple with stars in their eyes?  Who are those little ones who are now in High School? There are recent pictures as well. Looks may change over time, but the hearts stay the same and love binds the family together! There are pictures of our memorable family  trip to Europe. Oh if only I could go back to Italy by clicking my heels 3x like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz.

If we were having coffee you would see inspirational sayings on my walls. Quotes speak to my heart  There isn’t nearly  enough wall space for all my favorite quotes. Depending how well you knew me you could probably guess at what some of the sayings may be, before you even saw them. When you run out of wall space you get a couch pillow with an inspirational quote on it. You may be leaning against that soft pillow right now.  I would be leaning against the soft pillow that says, “I  LOVE  MOM”.  I may shed a tear as I hold that pillow, for it would bring back memories of a  Mother’s Day, where for the first time  my heart was missing a precious jewel. A jewel that couldn’t be with me for the day, for the first time in 13 years. But that was then, this is now, and I would smile at you, being thankful for the blessings that are mine this very day.

If we were having coffee that might be how I end our talk. Reminding each other that no matter the pain we have gone through or are going through presently that there are still reasons to be thankful!

If we were having coffee I may glance out our living room window and see it raining lightly, and I may ask you if you would like to take a walk with me in the rain. You would even be welcome to jump in the puddles.

I would hope that if we were to have coffee that you would remember it as a bright spot in your day, for I know it would be a bright moment in mine.

dance in the rain:


16 thoughts on “Coffee Break

  1. Oh Dear C – I feel like we just had that cup together. I’m drinking mind now with a generous pour of Italian sweet cream 🙂 and smiling and tears welling up with you. I feel like we’ve lived through some of those moments together – and got through them – and are facing new challenges – but will get through them too. It was a wonderful visit ❤

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  2. If we were having coffee, I would love the walk in the rain… and without umbrellas! I would also love to paddle in a nearby river fully clothed. Who cares? Nothing will get wet that will not dry out later. If we were having coffee, I would like to be offered buttery cookies that I could dunk! Sure it may not be a display of the best manners, but dunked cookies taste so good! If we were having coffee, I would ask you about your life… and would listen to your answers.
    When it was time to leave, I would give you a big smile with hug to match and say “We really must do this again sometime. It was fun!” 🙂

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    • Yes walking in a light rain without umbrellas would be just fine. Paddling in a nearby river does sound like fun, but may be safer sitting on the river bank. Knowing you I would be totally drenched by the time the ride was over! Dunking cookies, YUM! Would definitely have them on hand
      So when are you and Melanie coming to the States for coffee? 🙂 OH and cookies too!


  3. A good conversation over a cup of coffee is a bright spot in any day. This was no exception. 🙂 I gardened in the rain this week and enjoyed every minute of it. Working through pain that feels like it is going to cripple you is tough, but you are correct – there is always something to be grateful for. Thank you for the reminder. 🙂

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