Teela Hart

Surviving Domestic Violence

Water Spray



Baileys, a picnic basket, and 81 degrees of wonder and sunshine filled my day in the backyard where the water spray smack dab in the middle of the pond mesmerized. It’s easy to forget where I’ve been and all that I’ve lived through when gazing on such tranquil beauty. The need for anything at all was outweighed by the tender kiss of the sun on my face forming new memories filled with the promises of peace and a happy future.

I’m hard pressed to think back on the misery of my past life today and I’m thankful for that.

Author: Teela Hart

I am a mother, daughter, sister and domestic violence survivor.

36 thoughts on “Water Spray

  1. Beautifully written – I’m so glad you’re able to appreciate the beauty around you.


  2. Looks a lovely day πŸ™‚


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  4. Fantastic. I am glad you got some peace today.


  5. How beautiful! Feeling the peace with you, my friendπŸ’› AoA


  6. Beautiful days have a way of making us forget our troubles. It’s 81 here today too. Gorgeous! Maybe we live in the same place?


  7. Please send some sunshine my way Tee! Sounds like a wonderful day, and I’m so glad for you. x


  8. I have a photo at park by the house looks almost like without the beautiful trees. I’m send it to you. I laughed when I saw it. I love water and watching the ducks.


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  10. Sounds like an awesome day Teela, happy for you! πŸ™‚

    β€œAnd so, in calm expectation of a blessed future and a finished work which will explain the past, in honest submission of our way to God, in supreme delight in Him who is the gladness of our joy, the secret of tranquility will be ours.”
    β€” Alexander Maclaren

    “6 May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass,
    like showers that water the earth!
    7 In his days may the righteous flourish,
    and peace abound, till the moon be no more!
    …16 May there be abundance of grain in the land;
    on the tops of the mountains may it wave;
    may its fruit be like Lebanon;
    and may people blossom in the cities
    like the grass of the field!
    17 May his name endure forever,
    his fame continue as long as the sun!
    May people be blessed in him,
    all nations call him blessed!

    18 Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
    who alone does wondrous things.
    19 Blessed be his glorious name forever;
    may the whole earth be filled with his glory!
    Amen and Amen!”
    β€” Psalm 72:6-7,16-19 (ESV)


  11. I have a pond outside my townhouse. There is a fountain and I so love looking at it. Anytime of day – something very magical and relaxing about watching water shoot up to the sky and drop down into pond. It sounds like you have had a wonderful and relaxing afternoon.


  12. Dear Teela, press pause on the sunshine and 81 degrees, and give me time to get down there… still 50’s in little old Central New York.

    Enjoy the peace you found in this. I have found simple things like this are always the biggest in their impact on my heart.

    Love you πŸ™‚


  13. So pleased to hear this, Teela: sounds just what you needed. Have a happy rest of the day! xxx


  14. Lovely Lovely πŸ™‚

    May Happiness and Joy Blossom like Spring into your Life~


  15. So glad that you found some moments of peace.


  16. I’m so jealous of your weather! Lately, it’s been 50’s here. Blah πŸ˜› Haha!


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