She Cries Not as the World Cries

Oh, she always cries, they say,

perhaps without knowing why

 

More than once

there was no promise of tomorrow

no promise of motherhood beyond now

no days without fending off fears

of leaving her greatest loves;

her children, her husband, her family

to live their lives

without her

 

Yet healing came

and with it an unspeakable gratitude

took up residence in the depths of her soul

She found it often welling up

and moving throughout her whole being

outwardly to every extremity

with trembling

filling her so full

there was simply

no room

for it all

 

Her joy is found

in the sound of their laughter

at the sight of their faces

as they call her name; “momma”

as they find their own path

as they walk it with God

as they find their true loves

and they build their own lives

She treasures equally

every shared silly moment

every momentous occasion

every inch of life she’s been given

 

And so it is

there are still times

when her gratitude abounds unbridled

and arrives candidly without warning

Then it looms so large

that it cannot be contained

and it simply escapes

without words

in deep smiles

in long hugs

and in tears

 

So yes

she cries

but not as the world cries

for her days are rich

and her nights have peace

and in all things

she is grateful

God is faithful

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3 Responses

  1. Praise the Lord!
    Good reminder for me….
    Live in the moment

    Be present with my husband
    My children
    My grandchildren

    My friends…..

    Thanks for letting God speak through you to me!

  2. Wow, wonderfully said. Love you much. God is with us all and all we should be is grateful. So happy your are aware. xo xo

  3. How beautiful is this! I keep thinking you have said all
    there is to say regarding your recovery.But I am wrong. As long as you feel you will find the perfect words to share with us all. Thank you for the gift of you. Love you, Mom

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