Thursday, October 9, 2008

My Sister, Friend

This past week has been an extremely stressful one. I won't go into every detail but it just seems that all the hard stressful things about life have hit us this week. The economy is not the greatest so therefore Aaron's pay is not the greatest (commission only, folks). My teenage kids are particularly horrid this week. My knowledge of how terrible our medical insurance is has been confirmed over and over again this week. I spent two afternoons balling my eyes out, which I have not done in a long while and it was very apparent that the dam broke!! I do need to add that my sweet darling little ones Joseph and Hannah came to my aid during one of my crying sessions and were so tender and caring...I sure love them! I'm sorry they had to see mommy losing it....but, now they know that everyone cries sometimes....Anyway, during one of those days I was trying to find something in one of our old filing boxes. While searching I came upon a beautiful poem written for me by one of my dearest friends on my 30th birthday in 1999. I have looked and looked for this poem and thought is was forever lost.....imagine my delight in finding it at a moment that it could not have been more needed and appreciated. I really want to share it, and after asking for the author's permission, I will share it now. She has requested that if it is used by others that her name for sure be used ...and for good reason, it is absolutely beautiful...just like it's author.

Beyond the Veil
by Julie DeMille
If I could look into your eyes,
Without the veil that clouds my mind,
I'd have a memory of my life,
And the world we left behind.
I imagine you and I,
Dressed in robes of white,
Living in that Holy place,
Basking in His light.
Did we walk & talk together,
Of the world we didn't know?
I wonder if we shared our fears,
About the life we'd face below.
If I could push away this veil,
And look into your soul,
I'd recognize the sister, friend,
I'd known not long ago.
Julie 8/5/99
What a beautiful birthday present this was and still is today....Thank you Julie...this brightened my soul almost 10 years ago.....just as it did again today!! Girlfriends are the special gift we all enjoy everyday!


Lia said...

I'm sorry life is hard right now. Hang tough, show the world what a real woman is made of. You're strong. Call me if you need to. And I'll call you back. Long distance on me.

Deb said...

Your post made me cry...Sorry you are having a hard time right now. I can totally relate, and that poem is amazing. Julie has a real talent for writing. Thanks for sharing it.

Cindy said...

Thanks for sharing. What a beautiful poem and friendships are among life's sweetest blessing!!!

~Michelle Schafer said...

I love you Kim.

Michelle said...

I'm sorry to hear that your having a hard time. That poem is beautiful.Thank you for sharing it. I hope and pray that everything gets better.

Julie said...

I can relate so much. You know how sometimes you have a feeling that a trial is on it's way and no matter how you try to prepare, it hits you in a way you couldn't anticipate? Yeah, going through that right now. It's so good to have friends. We're blessed to be women, I think, to have these bonds.
(Thanks for sharing the poem, I had actually lost my copy, so now I have it again.)
Keep your chin up.

Alisa said...

I think everyone can identify and empathize! Hang in there- things are bound to get better soon!

Kristi Amasio said...

Wow what a great poem. I didn't know Julie was so talented. What a good friend. Jobs and the economy is so stressful. I'm so sorry that it is affecting you. Glad you were able to get that part time job!

Jacque said...

Julie always says the right things, that poem was beautiful. I'm sorry things are so rough. I think everyone is feeling it. I've had a few melt downs myself lately, guess at some point it has to come out.