There was a day that changed my soul and it happened with a word.
From fantasy to truth at last, and I felt my spirit turn.
I hadn’t seen you in this light and you caught me by surprise.
With both confession and revelation I was opening my eyes.
It wasn’t fear I felt this time but a subtle recognition.
I saw you for the first time and not the apparition.
I mourned the one I knew before although they were not you.
Suddenly the world felt raw and I wasn’t sure what to do.
Then I felt emotion surge inside my heart again.
It was the truth that stirred my soul and I pray a quiet amen.
This was all I wanted, the story that was real.
And having it made an instant path for my head and heart to heal.
Now day by day and inch by inch I love the truth I see.
Your heart and hurt and hope are growing closer to meet me.
The connection is strong and surprisingly flows with gentle ease.
And I find you on my heart and mind as I pray upon my knees.
The future path is open wide and I see such possibilities.
Let’s sow the seeds we wish to grow with love and gentle peace.
For who you are is a gift from God which I cannot deny.
And I shall quiet my mind for now and cease to question why.
Now it’s time for me to live and stop the constant guessing.
Because this seems to be the time to count my new-found blessing.
~ Barbara Bernard Miller