Friday, July 2, 2010

relief


what started out bright and sunny
turned
flipped
in a blink
passed

now forever 17
she always was ageless

humbly i watched
an army of angels
descend
lifting the hands
that hang down weary

truly a society of women
to offer relief
binding up the broken hearted
all in His name
for the love of the One
ever ready to save




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3 comments:

Melissa: said...

beautiful. you always know just what to say and how to say it.

It is amazing to witness, angels lifting and bearing up in times of tragedy.

and i love that painting.

Cath said...

This is tender Cristie. You've seen it in action I'm sure. But even for me, an outsider, the relief - the symbolic white ribbons were so powerful - I had to write about it too.

Relyn said...

This makes me very sad. And definitely doesn't call for the kind of message I planned to leave for you. Still. I hope it will bring cheer.

I wanted to wish you the happiest Independence Day. May your day be full! May you enjoy laughter shared with family, great food shared with friends, fireworks to make you gasp, a lump in your throat at the anthem, and a full and grateful heart at all we have been given. Happy Fourth of July, my friend!