Wishlist (Top Ten Tuesdays)

I wish I was a neutron bomb, for once I could go off,

I wish I was a sacrifice that somehow still lived on,

I wish I was a sentimental ornament you hung on

The Christmas Tree, I wish I was the star you put on top

I wish I was the evidence, I wish I was the grounds

For 50 million hands upraised and open toward the sky…

I wish for a job for Cortney.  Not because we need the money, but because he needs it for himself.  He needs to be needed by adults.  He needs to do that for his family.

I wish for healthy babies from Ethiopia for MacKenzie and David and from warm wombs for so many of my friends who are expecting…and for anyway possible for the mothers out there who just need a baby in her arms to make that title official.

I wish for peace for my husband’s grandpa and the rest of the family.

I wish for wonder and magic during this season for my Eddie Bear.

I wish I was a sailor with someone who waited for me,

I wish I was as fortunate, as fortunate as me,

I wish I was the messenger and all the news was good,

I wish I was the full moon shining off of Camero’s hood.

I wish for no more pain for any of the people in my life who have chronic pain from conditions beyond their control be it physical or emotional.

I wish for an upturn in the economy so many of my loved ones can go back to work, or pay ALL their bills, or give their children the “extras”.

I wish I was an alien at home behind the sun,

I wish I was the souvenir you kept your house keys on,

I wish I was the pedal brake that you depended on,

I wish I was the verb “to trust” and never let you down.

I wish for bright futures for all children.

I wish for a cure to Alzheimers and cancer and juvenile diabetes and Parkinsons and multiple sclerosis and SIDS

I wish I was the radio song, the one that you turned up.

I wish for my son to learn and show love.

I wish for a growing family and for the means to provide for that family.

I wish…

I wish…

This post was inspired by the song “Wishlist” by Pearl Jam.

What do you wish for?

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. This one choked me up a little.

  2. But Cortney IS needed by adults! He’s needed by the adults on the interwebz to break the stereotype of SAHM and to break the stigma of the bumbling dad. It’s obvious that he has succeeded and should take pride in that. Does he follow #DadsTalking? There are a few SAHD’s there…

    • he does. He just has other needs for work. He loves to work. He loves to help bring home provisions for our family. He loves to give us the “extras” that we can’t afford with just me working. But you are right…he has been blessed with being a wonderful SAHD. We are so fortunate!

  3. I wish for all your wants and wishes to come true. YOU deserve that piece of mind.

    Love you Sweets.

  4. Love this song. Love this post.

    I wish for all of your wishes to come true.

  5. That is a great list! And the song is pretty cool too!

  6. Love this song. I was going to reference Rascal Flats “My Wish” and then didn’t because I couldn’t get it to come out right when I started writing. Love the one about Alzheimer’s and Cancer. I just wish that getting old wasn’t so hard on the people and the ones that love them! Merry Christmas Mama!

    • thanks, lady! yes, we are big Pearl Jam fans around here. I can find a song of theirs to fit anything I am blogging about, and sometimes I think I should have named us the Pearl Jam Family or something instead of Sluiter Nation! Ha! And yes, stupid disease. I am tired of it affecting our family. Merry Christmas to you!

  7. You are a beautiful person Katie. I am so blessed to *know you.
    For me this season, I wish that all of the people I love get swept up in the happiness and love and togetherness of the season and I wish that people who are alone this season find comfort.
    I wish that Santa was real and we got presents from him 😉
    I wish that you and your family have a safe and wonderful Christmas 😉

    • Thank you my friend. You are beautiful too. What beautiful wishes you have! I wish Santa was real too…and could bring all the gifts I really WANT to give my family, but can’t afford. I also secretly wish that 2011 brings me to meeting some of my new besties in person…ahem…YOU!;)

  8. Just lovely, sweet Katie…
    Your list reflected just how unselfish and generous you are.
    Happy Holidays, my friend.

    • thank you Nichole. I don’t know how unselfish I am…if this list were to come true? i would be oh so happy! 🙂

      Happy holidays to you too, my lovely friend!

  9. I feel like my list might sound sad and I don’t mean for it to. Oh well. It’s done. Yours is a lovely list. I stole your Alzheimer’s one slightly because it has affected our family and I fear for it affecting my husband someday.

    • I fear it will affect my mom…or me. It’s a very scary disease. I went to the Bodies Revealed exhibit and they had a brain of someone who died of Alzheimers. It was REALLY scary.

      I hope all your wishes come true, friend.


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