Sunday, June 10, 2012

I Am Lovely


Arms high, I am twisting and turning in my kitchen, doing this grace-filled silly song, tension escaping from my fingertips and the first fruits of freedom lifting my limbs into place seeking life in the land of the living kind of dance. I am a grey hair and a new wrinkle shy of this coming fifty-two, and I am wriggling in my kitchen, a balletic grammie-dance for a grand-boy who knows only the joy and laughter of a twist and a giggle, and grammie’s awkward steps are lovely.

I
 Am
 lovely.

 He runs to me and I snap him up in my arms and hold him tight to my heart, and know that he is medicine, God-graced serum infused with hope for the future, and healing for my broken past. He lays his head on my shoulder and we dance, sweet and soft to praise songs and monkeys who are no longer granted permission to jump on beds. But we hug, and we praise, and we jump, and beds in my home are once again messy.

He knows me, as my Savior knows me; fresh and clean. No past tattered life stained mess. Just the purity of love held in eyes wide blue.

And I can earth dance heaven strains with hands made to shirk these chains meant to dig scars into wrists no longer bound. I am Grammie brave dancer with this boy so grand, and I whisper words of faith in his ears, and trust My God Ever So Faithful with his very life, and look to the future where he will stand and dance a freedom dance all his own.


7 comments:

  1. This is one of the MOST beautiful things that I have ever read. You truly have a gift with words, and an oh so precious grandson:)

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  2. Beautiful my friend....

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  3. One of the most beautiful things I've read as well. I have tears in my eyes.

    "He knows me, as my Savior knows me; fresh and clean. No past tattered life stained mess. Just the purity of love held in eyes wide blue."

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  4. Hi Stacey, I didn't realize you had a blog. I am following you now. Such a beautiful post especially the line that Caroline quoted above. I never thought about it but that is how our grandchildren see us. Such a beautiful thought. I am looking forward to your next post. Patty

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    1. Patty, I am so glad you are joining me! My posts have been minimal, but I am planning to write diligently this next 12 months! I think of you often, and the day you made my world better with a quite slip of a generous gift in my pocket. May the Lord truly bless you!

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  5. So beautiful!
    (That is one lucky little boy to have a grammie like you)

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