Saturday, March 27, 2010

Through Sorrow She Sings

She is my friend. A beautiful bird -- like a robin. Sweet and honest, she brightens my day. She sings through her sorrow, and says that I encourage her. Yet her strength in grieving marvels me. She continues to believe, to trust, to live.

She is also my friend. My Pocahontas. My bright star and little sis. She is The Robin’s middle bird. Silly and not afraid to be who she is. She likes my camera.

This is the Robin’s Baby Bird. I adore her. She can marry whomever she chooses as long as the boy is one of mine.

This is The Robin’s too – The Builder of the nest. I love him in all his scariness. I must. He has frightening pictures of me, and he's not afraid to use them.

And this one. Pocahonta’s mirror opposite. The Robin’s oldest bird. The Sleeping Beauty, I named her. Little did I know that she would sleep before us all.

It is in this I marvel: The Robin still sings, still smiles, still lives, even though her first bird has flown to Jesus. Over a year passes, and we all still miss her. The heart may seem trapped in winter, but because of Jesus, The Robin can call forth spring.

"Let not your heart be troubled,"
His tender word I hear,
And resting on His goodness,
I lose my doubts and fears;
Though by the path He leadeth
But one step I may see:
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.



Raymonde said...

Yeah, I know you!
Happy Saturday Sharefest!

Hope you are well! Take care now! xxx

Run DMT said...

How sad. What a beautiful family and wonderful tribute to your friend and her family. I am so sorry for your loss. How did her child pass away? A close friend of mine lost her second daughter to a SIDS related death.

You can read about Julia here:

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you visit again soon. :-)

Megan said...

What a sad, but sweet post. I'm sorry for your and your friends loss.

Happy Saturday Sharefest!!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Your friend is a great example of faith in action. I hope that I could be that good of an example in such unbelievable grief. And, you are a wonderful friend.
Love and prayers,

xoxoKrysten said...

Just stopping by from SITS to wish you a very happy SITS Saturday Sharefest! Have a great weekend!

Andy and Jenn said...

This is one of our favorite families. I have been blessed to watch them grow and trust in the Lord this past, hard year. Love you family.

Three Fold Cord said...

What a touching memoir of your friend and their family.
Praying for you as you remember today!

Linda said...

What a loving tribute to your friend and she is fortunate to have you as a friend.
A SITS Friend
(and a grieving mother)

Megan said...

Praying through your loss.

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

This was written beautifuly and was very heart felt. Thanks for sharing this.

melanie said...

You have such a gift with words. I too love this family and enjoy worshiping with such amazing friends.

Angelica said...

Thank you for sharing. The way you captured their lives is beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for visiting and introducing me to your site.

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