Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Someone


Thinking we were complete
we walked through our days
not understanding why
there was a certain sense
of something missing
someone missing

Slowly the realization came
there was room for one more
in our hearts
perhaps a little someone
who would make us complete
someone special.

We began, with prayer,
to search for her
for that was all we knew
the someone missing
was a little girl
someone unknown.

We looked through heartbreaking books
so many little faces
with longing eyes
how to choose
from so much need
just one someone.

She came unexpectedly
a gift from Him
softly curling chestnut hair
sweet smile and light brown skin
different from ours
Someone just right.

She gave more than we ever could
little sister to two big brothers
all smiles or tears
spirited and strong-willed
gracious beauty from within
Someone so loved

All grown now
walking down the aisle this spring
we will watch with tearful smiles
remembering the way
she completed us
Someone so precious.

This is my contribution to Random Acts of Poetry at High Calling and One Stop Poetry

Blessings,

Linda

22 comments:

Knatiya said...

Wow! Ms. Linda this brought tears to my eyes. Seeing as to which I know your family for many years. And knowing your sweet young young lady now a woman is marrying. What an awesome experience!. Blessings to you and yours!

Linds said...

Oh how beautiful, Linda, and how blessed you have been too. I can't wait to see the wedding photos, and the love and pride in your eyes as you watch your daughter marry.
Just beautiful. She is just as blessed with her Mum!

grammy said...

So so beautiful (o;
she should be so touched by this poem.
How exciting this wedding will be for you.
I read the post before this earlier...and got lost in the links and when I came back you had posted again... so I enjoyed the last post too.

Andrea said...

Seriously Linda this made me tear up too! Beautiful beautiful beautiful.

deb colarossi said...

so so precious , Linda.
such love

Brian Miller said...

smiles. thank you for making such an impact on another life by having that place in your heart...an excellent one shot!

tonia said...

oh Linda. you are so special. what a gift you are to the world, and to your girl.

B. Meandering said...

Beautiful poem, Linda--beautiful tribute.

Beachanny said...

The gift of love is always right. She will carry yours in her heart and give it to her children. You live on because you paid it forward. Kudos. the poem says it all. Gay @beachanny

Cherry said...

Visiting from (in)courage community ... such a beautiful poem! And a beautiful story it tells ...

Deidra said...

oh. my. goodness.
i'm speechless.
love you, Linda.

lil red hen said...

I admire a family like yours who can give so much love to a little one.

Dawn said...

I love this post and this picture! And I can't wait to hear more as the wedding plans progress. What is the date of the big day?

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful poem! And story!! How precious! Excellent one-shot and congrats!

Ann Kroeker said...

Oh, Linda, the poem, the photo, prayer, the life, the family, the bride-to-be...all so precious.

Maxine said...

Oh, Linda! This is AMAZING. How very wonderful! I didn't realize you had adopted also, and you know, my two children are too. Maybe I knew and am not remembering. She's getting married? Oh she will treasure this poem, I'm sure. God bless her. Love that photo of the precious little baby. I really liked the way you used the word "someone."

Monica Sharman said...

Wow!
Marriage this spring!

Donnetta said...

It's amazing to me how the heart can know it's missing something... someone. And although I have experienced that first hand, it still amazes me.

This was beautiful!

David K Wheeler said...

I like the line "little sister to two big brothers." Thanks for sharing this.

emily wierenga said...

oh, your daughter is so beautiful, and so fortunate to call you mama, linda. this is a gorgeous poem. and i LOVE the new look of your blog. xo

Belinda said...

Oh, this moved me to tears. Thank you for having the courage to look for her and cognratulations to you on her upcoming big day!

Anonymous said...

a wedding! now, that is cool!