Thursday, September 10, 2009

School and a Poem

Yes, it's that time of year again... the time for me to buckle down and work hard on my five college classes that I'm taking. It's really hard for me to believe that it's already September and that the summer has already slipped away. My last summer as a teenager... I can hardly believe it.

Just yesterday, I was playing with my Barbie dolls
Had a momma who was there... to answer my childish calls

Just yesterday, I was learning how to read
Learning how to play nicely in word and in deed

Just yesterday, I was scared of the dark
Also was afraid of dogs that bark

Just yesterday, I accepted Jesus into my heart
Since then, we have never been apart

Just yesterday, I was looking forward to learning how to drive
Couldn't wait for my sixteenth birthday party to arrive

Just yesterday, I got baptized with my brother
Could have never asked to share it with another

Just yesterday, my eyes were red from tears
What unfolded before me were my darkest fears

Just yesterday, I watched my momma die
I can still see her smiling face, within my minds eye

Just yesterday, I was young and naive
Anything and everything, I did believe

Just yesterday, there were five around the dinner table
Now my family gets the "single parent" label

Just yesterday, all of this was real to me
My life: a painted tapestry

Just yesterday, I was dreaming up plans
To visit and have adventures in distant lands

Just yesterday, I thought it would last forever
My perfect life that nothing could sever

Just yesterday, my life was bought
At the hands of the master, I was wrought

Just yesterday, Jesus died for me
Up on that hill... the cross at Calvary

Just yesterday, Jesus whispered my name
And I quietly and obediently came

Just yesterday, Jesus forgave my sin
and set me free all over again

Just yesterday, I cried a tear
Because of everything that I've held so dear

Just yesterday, God put my past to rest
With the loving tender words "my plans for you, are always best."

Wow. Umm... I didn't know that I had a poem in me this morning. Haha... that was unexpected.

Anyways... I've just been thinking lately about how the time goes so fast. Before we can even blink, it's gone. God's been convicting me about spending my time more wisely lately.

Well... the whole POINT of this blog entry was just to give you all an update on what I've been up to. I've had a lot of homework, hence the lack of blog posting lately.
We spent the weekend in Wales and I must say... it was one of the most FUN times that we've ever had together as a family in my opinion. The four hour car ride over to Snowdonia was a lot of fun... and I even got some studying in! WOOHOO!

Okay, so now blogger is making me mad and won't do what I want with the pictures and messed up my spacing... and I have to go eat lunch and study... so I'm giving up and just posting this incredibly random blog post.
I'm not insane... I promise.

Have a beautiful blessed day!


  1. Okay, I thought "Forgiving" took the prize; I was wrong. This one is really, really good- when you capture your reader and cause them to experience your emotions and then relate them to their own- you've succeeded. This one really hits the heart. Awesome!

  2. Emily, I loved this moving poem. It touched my heart. You have been through so much and yet I can tell you have grown up so much through it all. Grown in the Lord too!

    Your mom did a good job of raising you. She left you with many found memories. She invested her life in you and you turned out so well.

    I am glad that you have been able to experience a "foreign land" as you say,...and how amazing to take a trip to Wales with your family. I am so glad you all had a great time together.

    Jared is having a birthday on Saturday and he will be 19 too. As you say, ...the last year that he will be a teenager. Wow! Life does go by quickly. We need to savor every minute.

    Thanks for the post today. You are a blessing to others sweet Emily.

    Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  3. Hey Emily,
    I really like that poem. It is very touching! Thanks for sharing it. Did you write it?


  4. Hey Sarah! Yes I did write the poem... just this morning. :) As I was writing my blog post it kind of just came out. Haha... I'm glad you liked it!

  5. Thanks so much for following my blog! :) That poem is absolutely beautiful! As a 19 year old I can totally relate with being amazing at how fast time begins to fly! We serve such an awesome Savior and it is such a comfort to know that through it all HE IS THERE WITH US! :) Blessings to you :)

  6. Hello Em!!

    Your poem was sweet and strong. I'm glad you had that in you to share with all of us! Life does move by fast. I've slowed way down on my blogging because I don't want a single moment to just slip by. I have truly been thinking a lot about building up my treasures in heaven and not on earth. Anyway good luck on everything with school :O)


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