December 31, 2008

to '07-'08 To Remember

You were supposed to be a year of completions
instead, you brought beginnings

I anticipatied the birth of a baby
instead, I was myself re-born

With paramedic school completed, you were supposed to be
a year of moving ahead together

instead, he left me behind

You were to be the year I would feel
I had everything

Yet I felt, for a time, You had left me

it was there, in the nothing-ness
I knew only You, the One to be my

and in the brokeness, You gave me strength
and from the ashes, a beautiful soul

and You whisper,
"I knew"

for You have known all along.

"And I will restore to you the years that the locust has eaten,You will praise the name of the LORD your God,Who has dealt wondrously with you"
Joel 2:25-26