Thank You

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Thank You

Thank You, Daddy,
for pushing and pulling me
Through this healing journey.
I know that I can be stubborn
And stiff-necked so often.

Thank You for staying
Right beside me and doing
What is best for me
– even if I don’t think it is at the time.

Thank You for all of it
– the good, the bad, and the ugly.
I trust that You know
Exactly what I need.

I trust You to reveal
What has long been buried
And hidden way down deep
On the inside of me.

Thank You for teaching
And instructing me.
Thank You for all the lessons
– the difficult as well as the pleasant.

Thank You for answering
My endless questions.
Thank You for holding my hand
And walking me through
Each and every maze
– leading me into ever
Increasing areas of freedom.

I trust You.
I love You.
I yield to You
And Your will.

I give myself over to
Your specialized methods.
Thank You for sticking
With me every time I’ve
Pushed You away
And run from Your Hand.

Thank You for remaining
By my side even when
I blame You for all
That I am going through.

For all this, and more
Thank you.
I trust You.
Help me to trust You more.

~ Laurie Pontious-Andrews

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About unabashedhope

The name Unabashed Hope comes from my favorite poem by Emily Dickinson. Unabashed means not embarrassed, disconcerted or ashamed. I believe Emily's poem, Hope is the Thing with Feathers, says it best: Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept so many warm. I've heard it in the chilliest land And on the strangest sea; Yet, never, in extremity, It asked a crumb of me.

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