Where I Am From



I am from dresses

from dollies and imagination.

I am from dancing in the sunlight

gleaming through my bedroom window.


I am from lemonade popsicles

and summertime swims.

I am from playing house in the front yard of my grandparent’s farm

and swinging on the swing hanging from the birch tree limbs.


I am from family dinners

with devotions and quiet time.

I am from laughter and get togethers

with ice cream and pie.


I am from mistakes and making a mess.

I am from love and from forgiveness.

I am from Christ,

where my hope is built on nothing less┬áthan Jesus’ blood and righteousness.