Tuesday, April 19, 2011

brought back home


It helps me to have that kind of friend
Who can sit beside me and say
"Remember when..."
Together we can journey back

She reminds me of how far I have come
How many obstacles I have hurdled
How many brick walls I have faced
And how no matter what I stood up
Strong, and brave, putting one foot in front of the other

She shows me myself
In a way I sometimes struggle to see
Reminding me how much I have opened up
Showing the world what lies deep within me
Even laying out the vulnerable pieces
To be examined
To be healed

Revealing these pieces of myself have helped others to heal
And move forward on their own journeys
My words have brought forth inspiration
The look in my eyes has calmed worried and tired souls
My ability to sit and listen, and just be present with someone
Has brought strength to those who felt they could not go on

There are moments when I forget
How far I have come
I become to engulfed in the problems
That I am creating in my own mind
Not living in the present
Or appreciating where I am today
This friend brings me back
Opening my eyes up
Allowing me to see myself, as myself

It is a gift to have this type of friendship
To share together
Laugh together
And to bring each other back when we are lost
I am so very grateful

6 comments:

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

What a sweet memory! The good old days... of giggles and happy faces :]

Deborah L. Tisch said...

Such lovely words! How special to have such a friend. Cherish this all through your life because this kind of friend is a rare jewel.

Blessings and peace to you, and to your friend!

Ella said...

How wonderful to share this journey with a friend! You are right, it is a truly unique and beautiful gift! enJOY~xXx

Karen D said...

lovely Jen, and you're right it is such a gift

hugs
Karen

patty said...

Ahhh... one of life's greatest gifts, indeed! You, my friend, have articulated it perfectly.

XOX

elizabeth said...

Such a wonderful gift indeed.