Wednesday, April 13, 2016

This One

If you've been kind enough to stop by the blog this week, you've noticed my theme. 

All things wedding. 

First pictures, then selfies, and now, a poem! Even though the bulk of this poem for Faith was written before her wedding day, March 13, 2016, I'm  just now pulling it all together. Since April is National Poetry Month, it fits better here anyway;). 

I've been reflecting on another daughter married. 

On one of the happiest days of my life.

So, so grateful to God.

This One

This one who brightened November skies
This one with beautiful hazel eyes
This one who loves and smiles and sings
Is focused and happy about new rings.

This one who wondered at prey and pray
This one who crinkled at each new day
This one whose hair we called a spout
Is packing her bags and moving out.

This one who clutched and carried Patch
This one who now has found her match
This one who traveled far and wide
Is loving her man, and God - her guide.

This one who loves to read and read
This one who loves to plant a seed
This one who runs and jumps for joy
Is glad she married her very nice boy.

This one who twirled her wedding gown
This one who turned a heart around
This one who said, "I do," for life
Is now her Isaak's sweet young wife.

This one God gave to Lou and me
This one who's grown - how can that be?
This one we love, complete and true
Is starting a chapter, fresh and new.

Marea Faith
November 14, 1994
7 lbs 3 oz

Faith's crinkle

Faith and her hair spout

In the middle of this short video, you can see Faith clutching and carrying our very compliant (or terrified) cat, Patch.

Faith, beside the Mediterranean, while serving with YWAM

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