Where I’m From

I am from country boy and city girl

from preacher’s kid and “secret orders”

I am from the bottle brush tree in the front yard

I’m from climbing trees and riding my unicycle.

I’m from the church pew and the choir loft,

the Bible readings and bedtime prayers

I’m from “remember who you are” and “trust and obey”

I’m from camping trips and paddle boats,

from pancakes and spaghetti over the Coleman stove

and days where “heaven came down!”

I’m from Fannie Mae,

from strong coffee and crisp toast,

I’m from Proverbs 3 and “mercy”

and generosity and shopping trips

I’m from antiques and old pictures in my bedroom

and scripture memory on Thanksgiving.

I’m from family, past and present,

I’m from football and basketball and track and lacrosse and volleyball

I’m from my husband and children and their joys and sorrows

I’m from knowing whose I am,

I know the love of Christ, of family and friends

I know.

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About mbr319

Loved by God! In my 50's, enjoying the adventure of life with my husband of 36 plus years, my 5 kids and 2 daughters in law, one son in law, and my grandkids, Cay and Canaan! Experiencing the variety of places and people God is putting in my life. I'm grateful and excited about the days ahead..."What's next, PaPa?"
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One Response to Where I’m From

  1. Susie Wilson says:

    I loved reading this! It took me back to good memories. You did a good job hitting key points of your childhood in a pretty, creative way.

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