my hope for eternity

photograph by C. N.
My Hope For Eternity

You left on an adventure without me
So I'm always looking to find you
Around every corner
Life continues on
Children, friends, and neighbors
You have never met
I'm wishing I could introduce you
But you are away on your adventure

One of these days, I will come to find you
Without knowing  how far I must go
Or when the time will be
Around the corner
Mother, father, and others
I would like to meet
You will be there to introduce us
When I join you just around the corner


--For Jared, who inspired me to write this by sharing his grief so openly. I love you--


My parents died untimely deaths. I am the oldest child in my family and both mother and father were gone before my 30th birthday. There are probably many of you out there in my same boat and I write this especially for you and then for the rest of my audience, I write this as an attempt to cultivate that seed of hope for when your time comes to start looking around every corner.

I know that we will live forever with God and our families. I treasure my days here with the family I still have to enjoy, but look forward with a perfect brightness of hope to the day when we can all be together again in blessed, happy reunion.

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9 comments:

  1. This brought me to tears. I too look forward to eternity when I will have the opportunity to meet your parents for the first time. Absolutely beautiful, Laura. <3

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  2. Wonderful poem! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Thanks for that, Laura. It gives a tiny voice to the frustration I feel of being robbed of my parents.

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  4. Thank you so much for this, and for pointing us to it. It is indeed 'a word aptly spoken' Prov 25:11. Mark.

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  5. Mark: I hope it helped you both in some small way.

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  6. Thank you Laura! That is beautiful. You are so very gifted with words. Continue to share that talent because it really uplifts. Thanks again.

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  7. So beautifully written... What a lovely tribute and reminder of hope!

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