meant to be.

one day i will see the gleam
that once filled your eyes
make them their home again
one day i will see you smile again
one day i will see you fly and be brave
one day i will see you open your heart
one day i will see you sparkle
and one day i’ll see you choose life
and chase your dreams
and take a chance
and run through fields of wildflowers
and dance to the sound of rainfall
and i will see you believe
and i will see you hope
and i will see you love
and i will see you be
all you were meant to be.

Written on September 30th, 2014

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don’t forget.

there was lightning
and thunder
and my windows rattled
and there was so much noise
and rain was falling outside
but also in my soul
and in the midst of it all
i heard You say,
“don’t forget I chose you.
don’t forget you’re mine.
don’t forget you’re not in darkness anymore,
but in wonderful light.
don’t forget I love you
and that I see you and that I hear you.
baby, don’t forget you’re mine.”

Written on September 23, 2014

you are brave.

you look in the mirror
and i know you don’t see it,
but it’s there.
it lives in you.
it made your heart its home.
it shines in you when you can’t sleep
until your heart is on paper.
it is as real as your heartbeat.
it’s woven in your words.
it rings in your voice when you sing.
i see it in your eyes when you smile.
and i will say it until you believe it.
you, darling, are brave.

Written for my friend Jennie on September 23rd, 2014.

the voices of the past.

the voices of the past
make their way into my head
and they whisper to me
all the things that i have done
and remind me of who i once was
they remind me of when
i broke your heart
and i cry
because i don’t deserve You
but You embrace me
and tell me that
You don’t care about
who i was or what i did
You just care about
my heart
and your voice, your light
drowns out
the darkness of the voices
of the past

made for more.

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i was made for more
i was made for shining bright
i wasn’t made to drown in my sorrows
i was made to find joy
I was made to gaze at cotton candy skies
i wasn’t made for fear
i was made with a brave spirit
i was made to give love
i wasn’t made to hide in shame
i was made to dance in grace
i wasn’t made for here
i was made for eternity
i was made for more.

to know You.

all i want is
to know You
to know what stirs
your heart
to know by heart
the lines of your face
to tune my heart
to the music of
your voice
to know the rhythm
of your thoughts
to know what
makes You smile
to know your love
all i want is
to know You.

my words are mine.

when i heard other people’s words
they made my words seem small
but my words are mine
my words are special
my words are mine
my words have threads of my soul woven into them
my words are mine
my words have my fire
my words are mine
my words are beautiful
my words are mine
my words come from my heart
my words are mine
my words have my love
my words are mine
my words share my story
my words are mine
my words share my struggle, my fight
my words are mine
my words come from my lips
my words are mine
my words come from my hands
my words are mine
my words have my fingerprints on them
my words are mine
my words can’t be told by anyone else
my words are mine
my words can’t be written by anyone else
my words are mine
my words don’t belong to anyone else
my words are mine
my words are mine
my words are mine.

grace rained.

today was
a gray day,
a cloudy day
but i looked out
the window
and grace was raining
and i ran outside
and i let the drops wet my hair
and i was a little girl again
and i leaped and ran and laughed
and i danced in your rain.