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 than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.