Archive for March 3rd, 2018

Lent: Known

amywink March 3rd, 2018

“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.” Jeremiah 1: 5

The kindest thing
my father ever said
I will always remember.
In the hospital,
he quietly spoke,
saying only to me,
“I want to live
long enough
to see you do
what you really
want to do.”

I tried to make him
feel better, saying
“But I have
published two books.
I have the horses.”

With perfect clarity,
he replied “No, I want to
see you be who
you really are.”
And everything I
had held together
came undone
at his knowing.

I will. I will. I will.