I remember running in fear to and from the stop sign,
searching, looking for the boogie man.
I remember monsters lurking under my bed and around every
corner and in every closet.
I remember fire, falling and blindness in my dreams,
sometimes I still remember those.
I remember being trapped in a bin, outside the house,
in closets, in darkness.
I remember being shut out, turned from, not listened to,
I ran away alone.
I remember sleepovers I didn’t want to be at,
many I came home from.
I remember feelings of discomfort, judgement, inability to live up to expectations,
oh ya, I still have those.
I remember fearing alcohol, the effect on my body and others.
I remember preaching abstinence from it.
NOW I know in my body the light,
I remember God’s light shining in my basement bedroom in 1995,
I remember God’s love, His acceptance, His peace, His kindness, His grace.
I remember His ways are not my ways. Everything doesn’t have to make sense.
I remember God is who He says He is in the bible, in nature, in wise people around me.
I remember the fragrance of heaven surrounding me.
I remember to trust, let go of performance and to REST.
I remember the FoRest, by the pond where God meets me.
I remember His word is alive and active in ME… yup me.
I remember to swing and to allow God to push me. Swing Joanna!
I remember that I will be healed in 2013. Glory, Hallelujah. Thank you Jesus.
My Favourite Song to end off this post: