thea, self portrait
you, my friend, are braver than most.
you inspire me to search deeper into my well of strength.
on this journey we have walked on together, your vision of us,
holding our babies side by side never wavered.
you just knew and now i just know.
it will happen for us...it is happening for you tomorrow.
we will all circle around you in the late morning
and whisper words of abundance to your beautiful womb,
the palace you spoke of to me of cushions ready to let your babies rest.
that beautiful vision, that gift.
hearing your voice today was like coming home.
your tears soothed my thirst for calm.
for the first time, i looked back on this journey feeling grateful.
you helped me to see the gifts, the lessons, the growth that never
would have happened if we did not walk this rugged road.
you helped pull the curtain of fear and doubt aside and
the path is so clear now...the path that led me to you.
do you see the gentle warrior in your eyes?
she is ever present.
i envision us walking along the shore soon,
side by side,with our babies running ahead.
we're laughing, holding one another's hand with a knowing
look that says YES, it was all worth it.
worth it to dive into those deep wells, discovering parts
of us that otherwise may not have been found.
thank you for your guidance, your friendship, for helping me
find my strength and for being YOU, beautiful you.