👁Help Me to See YOU in the Details☝🏼

Lord, I know I’m beyond blessed,

But sometimes this life puts me to the test.

I am so thankful for everything good in my life.

I just wish my to do list didn’t cause me such strife.

Help me to see You in the details,

Help me to focus when my sight fails,

Help me to give You the glory

For every single part of my story.

I know perfection’s not the goal,

But my mind plays a strong role

Adding so much pressure

Against others to measure.

Help me to see You in the details,

Help me to focus when my sight fails,

Help me to give You the glory

For every single part of my story.

I yearn for days that don’t wear me thin,

But this world’s ideals sometimes pull me in.

Adding more to my plate than needs to be,

In search of something that’s already within me.

Help me to see You in the details,

Help me to focus when my sight fails,

Help me to give You the glory

For every single part of my story.

I vow to make changes very soon

That will help me to be more in tune

With all that you want me to see

The power of Your love guiding me.

I want to see You in the details,

To regain focus when my sight fails,

I promise daily to give You the glory

For every single beautiful part of my story.

🌸Not Unnoticed🌸

I hope you know just how much I see

What you sacrifice daily for our family.

The continuous acts of kindness you willingly share

Don’t go unnoticed; you’re always there.

To help and encourage every step of the way.

And remind us “today is a brand new day”.

The selfless ways you show your heart,

Have blessed me from the very start.

A thankless job, sometimes it may be.

But those who know you can always see.

Though life gets hard and takes a toll,

Your strength has been your constant role.

The hardships of care-taking, not for the weak.

Sometimes the near future can seem quite bleak.

The load I see you carry each day

Would cause so many to run away.

But you soldier on, asking God to guide

Your steps forward along the ride.

However difficult it proves to be,

You keep on loving and guiding our family.

Today, I say a prayer of thanks and hope you know,

I’m grateful for your love and your beautiful soul.

Happy Easter, Momma.

Love you dearly.

🌸Doing it Afraid, and Closing a Chapter➡️

If I said I’m not afraid, I’d be lying.

The fears that were quiet are multiplying.

I’ve felt so good lately it’s hard

To consider letting down my guard.

A barrier of protection I’ve formed,

Against outside noises that swarmed.

I can see life ahead filled with peace,

But before then, I must release.

This hold cancer’s had on my life,

All the fears, the struggles & strife.

I release the dark places of then,

Hoping to never go there again.

My body and mind and my soul,

Have finally been made whole.

So for this next round, I’m prepared.

To go through it, although I may be scared.

This step will help me to turn

All of this time into lessons learned.

My hope is to share all that’s true,

With warriors fighting anew.

I’ve shed tears, broken down, and healed.

And through it all, God’s love’s been revealed.

So if I needed to go where I’ve gone

To help you, it was worth it all along.

Poem: A Teacher’s Fear

To the kid in the hoodie whose name I don’t know,

I’m sorry about the way our interactions go.

It’s too bad no one’s taught you that we’re on your side,

Showing up every day to help you on life’s ride.

But you don’t trust easily, too many times disappointed.

Those who’ve let you down, more than can be counted.

So we tiptoe in the halls, passing without saying a word.

I just wonder how you’d feel if for once, you were heard.

Although I don’t know you, I’ve seen that look before.

And it comes with a story that’s too often ignored.

If you were my student, you could learn to expect.

That everyone deserves dignity and respect.

But we’re in such a hurry to get through every class.

No time to discuss things that won’t let you pass.

Society’s failing you, focused mainly on tests.

The scores will never matter if your mind cannot rest.

So I pass by you again, hoping you’re not the one.

That goes over the edge, and comes undone.

I’m sorry to judge, but the fears are so real.

I just want you to know, someone sees how you feel.

The unsettling situation isn’t working at all.

I pray for solution before any more fall.