Thursday, October 8, 2009


Just today, in one of my old, worn out notebooks, I found a scrap of a story that I had written long ago. Truthfully, I had forgotten all about it. And though the writing is rough & unfinished, and you can sense a liberal stroke of the melodramatic style my younger self favored, there was something about this short piece that touched my heart. Something that, without my realizing it when I first scribbled it down, would touch my story, my life, all these years later.

I can only desire that someday the same note of hopeful expectancy that weaves throughout this short piece will be rooted truthfully in my own heart. For now, I cling to all that is familiar; I cling to the love I hold in my heart for my family; I cling to the hope that somehow we will make it through another moment....if only for the fact that we are together.

* * * * * *

"I still love him. I always will.
But I know now that I don't
have to be afraid to move on,
for I can never lose what we shared.

I can never forget.

There are still moments when I struggle,
when the world
seems to spin around me
and I feel as if I can hardly breathe.

I desperately try to hold on to
everything that is familiar.

And in that moment I am lost all over again.

But I know that if I can hold on just a little bit longer,
I'll be alright...I'll be able to make it through."


Miss Jen said...

May the Lord grant you peace and strength!! How are you, dear?!


Clare Marie-Therese Duroc said...

Emily, that brought a tear to my eye, and touched me in a deep way when I think of some of the struggles I've been having lately. Thank you, dearest. Your words always refresh my soul.

The White Way of Delight said...

Wow. I hardly know what to say.
Your blog is beautiful btw. :)

Jane Ellen said...

Speechless. That was such a soul stirring bit. Oh, dearest, find your comfort, strength and renewal in the Lord! Only He can sustain you through a difficult time!

You have my love and prayers. Truly, my heart has become knit close to yours as a result of all the trials you are facing.

In Christ,
Jane Ellen

Shadelle said...

I love that poem you wrote! I can totally relate to the feeling.