“13 Things I love about you”
(a poem dedicated to my daughter)
I love the way you wrinkle your nose.
I love the way you shrug your shoulders, when I am too silly.
I love the way you laugh.
I love the way you ask for cuddles, before I tuck you and kiss you goodnight.
I love how creative you are, when we play games with our imagination.
I love how you jump out of bed full of energy, and that you wait for me to have my first cup of coffee.
I love how you dance.
I love that you love to sing.
I love that you love the environment.
I love, when you get excited about the rain.
I love, when you get excited about the ocean.
I love that you ask me to read to you.
I love you being you.
fear grips me and pulls me into the depth of dark places
your love pulls me back from the deep of dark waters,
into the light and to the surface where I can breathe
your love reminds me to breathe deeply
and offer myself compassion that I freely give others
you showed me love, even when I was not at my best.
you loved me, even when I did not love myself.
thank you for giving me life, and loving me.
i will try to love others like you loved and still love me,
a love that nurtures even those that are lost.
a love that guided me home to the seat of my own heart.
I yearn to trust You,
but I am afraid.
May Your love
I know I haven’t been faithful,
I am easily distracted by earthly clamors.
I am trying to follow Your will and Your way, the Way of Love.
But I am too dense, and sometimes I don’t understand.
Please make Your way clear for me,
and keep it simple. I need You to say
“Hey kid, wrong way, this way!” Thanks.
Your Beloved Child.
May Your love fill my heart with gratitude,
even when I am asleep.
I am so lost that I feel even You can’t guide me home. Hopelessness seems close…and yet I trust in Your love.
Your love and light guides me back on the path.
is love a myth? Is it a hidden treasure waiting to be
discovered by the devoted?
Love is an experience waiting to be embraced in each moment;
be like the mystics and open yourself to the mundane to discover
the profound experience of love that is everywhere,
including within each one of us.
Images come and go,
but your warmth next to me
is more than a dream.