Monday, May 13, 2013
Poem of the Week ~ Grace-Moments
Kids, this poem by Janet Martin, of Another Porch, just says it all about families, how fast our children grow up, how full, with laughter and tears, our hearts are, as we look back on all the fleeting years. Janet has a way of making us aware of what she calls "the beautiful ordinaries", reminding us to cherish them as they come. She posted this wonderful collage to accompany the poem, and I simply must include it. Check it out on Janet's site, where you can see it more clearly. It is precious.
Don’t grieve that it’s gone, wonder that it was.
Laugh that you lived and dance that you dared.
Inhale that it happened — and it was grace.
Ann Voskamp a Holy Experience
...and so, that is what we do
slipping new seasons over our shoulders
like the earth wears spring, then summer,
fall then winter,
snow after the dew...
moments melded by God's grace
into laugh lines on our faces
and memories that the heart embraces
as thought re-traces
where feet cannot go
...for the heart is a harbor from which dreams set sail
or come home to anchor in time's shifting swell
and all we can do is live in the moment
soon it will simply be
what once was...
My kids birthdays make me a little sentimental:)
As it turns out, I scheduled this a few weeks back, not even making the connection that this poem would follow Mother's Day - but it is actually the perfect follow-up to yesterday's Pantry. Thank you, Janet, for such a heartwarming poem, and for the look back at all those busy, happy years. Yours is this week's Poem of the Week!