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January 5, 2011 / paperkids

Reign in me

It had been since Emma’s Reflections submission that I had asked her if she had any poems she’d like to type out.  It seems like every time I’ve asked her she is quick to type out “yes”.   She’s a girl after my own heart!

Me:  “What’s it called?”

Emma: reign in me

This was the first time she was able to edit  with the backspace and the “return” key in order to lay it out.  We sat on the couch about a month ago as we always do and she typed it all out in one sitting on the ipad, back-spacing to change a word here and there.  My hand still supporting hers, it’s such an enormous treat to read her heart and soul pour out.  The depth of them always brings tears to my eyes.  I asked her if  I could share it on the new blog.  How can I not want to?   And I still cry every time I even look at it.  She is probably over the tears by now!!  

Me:  “Emma, do you want to put a picture with this one?”

Emma:  yes

Me:  “What picture?”

Emma:  trees being pruned

…and there went the tears again!!



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  1. Candy / Jan 5 2011 10:51 pm

    That was beautiful! Please thank Emma for sharing her poem with us!

  2. Amber Chatham / Jan 5 2011 10:59 pm

    So, I was so disappointed when you said you were discontinuing Paperkids, but not anymore! I really enjoy your new blog! Love you girl!

  3. MSOTS / Jan 5 2011 11:21 pm

    I am blessed; so blessed.

  4. Tonya / Jan 5 2011 11:48 pm


  5. Gloria / Jan 8 2011 4:26 am

    Beautiful. Thank you both for sharing this. I wonder if it applies to me. Are my truest desires/spiritual needs unprotected? Perhaps I should actively form grateful and praise-built armor around them that time will not destroy them. Wow. This poem is deep. It gives me alot to think about. I’m printing it out to keep in my purse. Maybe the simple act of being thankful and expressing it can protect?

  6. grandma / Jan 10 2011 1:23 am

    Inspiration and creation are so closely related. We are so blessed.

  7. Barbara Gonzales / Jan 16 2011 6:59 pm

    Gifts and blessings come in many forms. The child, the child’s family, the photographs – in which guardian angels can be “seen” surrounding the child – thanks for sharing.

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