Snow Globe

It’s idyllic living in a snow globe.

It’s beautiful, it’s calm, it’s serene.

Everyone is happy, and together.

Living the perfect life, in a perfect world.

Nothing can harm them, they are secure and safe.

Looking in, eyes wide, looking into the fantasy.

It is pure, it’s simple, it’s magical.

Out of nowhere, a hand grabs your world and shakes you.

Sometimes you are ready, sometimes not.

Your world explodes.

Side to side, Upside down.

The ghost of Christmas past grabs you.

The trigger unknown.

A sight, a sound, a smell.

You are dragged right back in time.

You are pushed straight into the eye of a storm.

It may not even be your storm.

But you are there.

Thrown from side to side. Upside down.

You are filled with terror.

It can last seconds. It can seem to last forever.

Plunged into a blizzard.

On it goes.

You cling on. Hoping for an end.

Any end.

No escape.

It stops.

As quickly as it started.

The storm calms.

Peace returns.

Snow settles.

Your adrenaline still pumping.

The fear still real.

When it happens again, you never know.

If it will happen again, you just never know.

Will your world be smashed on the floor?

You never know.

As the scene returns,

Nothing has changed.

It looks the same.

All calm.

But waiting.

We all have our snow globes. All looking calm to the outside world.

To others, our family, our snow globe, is the idyllic world of adoption, but we live with the trauma of their past. It can be triggered by absolutely anything or nothing.

We all have our storms.

Someone we have lost.

Someone we miss.

An event.

An experience.

Sometimes recent, sometimes old.

Be gentle with those around you.

Look beyond their snow globe.

Send a message, send your love. Send your thoughts.

Simple things mean so much.

Wishing you all a calm and peaceful Christmas.

liveout loud

6 thoughts on “Snow Globe

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  1. You’re so right! It’s important also for adoptive families to reach out, even though I understand it’s delicate. You don’t wanna expose your children nor their story.
    I try to educate my family members and close friends on trauma and its effects, and I force myself to ask for help whenever I need it.

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  2. What an amazing piece of writing. You are so right, you can never know what someone has been through just by looking on the surface. I hope you had a lovely Christmas x #BlogCrush

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