Friday, May 18, 2007

A Poem With No Name

This poem has no name yet. My oldest daughter sat up last night and wrote this poem before going to sleep. If you can think of a name for this poem that fits it we are open to suggestions. I'm not good at writing poems or putting names to them. This poem really touched my heart for it describes how our home was before God moved in.

When I was really little
About the age of three or four
I would get so scared
When I'd hear a slamming door.

Momma and Daddy would yell a lot,
Us kids never understood.
We knew that there were problems
And we'd have fixed them if we could.

They never got along you see,
It's God's love that they did lack.
So when they did split up
Daddy said, "I won't be back."

My momma worked with a Christian
Who asked her to come to church.
My momma said, "I'll try it
Since nothing else has worked."

When my momma went that day
And she fully realized
That she was a rotten sinner
She let that old man die.

Now that she was saved
She began to really pray
That God would bring her husband home
For good and there to stay.

One day when my Daddy called
About a few weeks later
He said that he was on his way
To file a divorcement paper.

Momma then went into her room
To pray to God in Heaven
About what Daddy said
And about the situation.

The next thing that we knew
Dad was walking through the door.
He said that he was home
They needed to talk some more.

He said, "I don't love you
I'm just here for the kids.
We'll put three months on trial,
We'll try this out again."

She'd pray to God every day
That He would let this work
"Please God save my husband
And let him get in church."

After weeks of asking
Daddy finally agreed.
He said that he would go
So his wife would no more plead.

Daddy had gone in the garage
To get alone and think
He'd knew he'd been convicted
His soul was tired and weak.

So there that day my dad got saved
His life forever changed.
Then he told his wife
My life is rearranged.

It's been twelve years since all this happened
All of us kids are saved.
My parents are still married
And Daddy preaches the Word today.

Next time you say it's impossible
I've got a different story.
God put our family back together
I give Him the praise and glory.

Written by Kristina
May 17, 2007

30 comments:

Bro Tim said...

Mrs Julie all I can say is WOW!! That poem is a blessing. It touched my heart I know that. The only title that popped my head is From Ruin to Restoration. Thank God for his marvelous grace and like Kristina said all the Glory goes to God. Again all I can say is WOW!!

Julie's Jewels said...

bro. tim...that is what I said in my heart too. God definitely gives her a way with words in poem. That is a good suggestion for a title. She is going to take all the titles suggested into consideration and after a couple of days will decide what one she feels is the one she'd want for the title. Thank you for you suggestion.

Maranatha said...

What a beautiful poem!!! To God be the glory!!!

Maranatha said...

I forgot to post a title... hmmmm, how about "Before and After"

Lyndy said...

Great story and something we all need to remember that nothing is impossible with God.

Hmm title...how about "Our Family God's Restoration"

Let Kristina know she did excellent.

Julie's Jewels said...

maranatha...Thank you Sis. Kate for your suggestion.

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. lyndy....thank you for your suggestion. Everyone is having such great title suggestions. Thanks for giving yours. I also told her she did excellent...she said "Thank you".

Lyndy said...

Julie, It would be great to meet in real life...what a wonderful fellowship we could have.

My email addy is lynn0828@alltel.net. What part of Georgia are you in? I would love to visit your church one day and hear your hubby preach.

Hope you have a blessed weekend.

Love, Lyndy

Marsheila said...

That is truely a blessing. God can work miricles.

here's my suggestion for a title
( The Miricle of Salvation )

love ya'll
marsheila

Pam said...

WOW and double WOW! So that is your true to life testimony Julie? What an amazing story! To God be the glory!

I will have to think on a title for it!

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. pam....yes ma'am that is our true life testimony put in a poem. God pretty much summed it up for her in this short poem. Thank you for taking time to read it and I'm thankful it blessed you. It sure did me when I read it!!

e-Mom said...

This really tells the story, doesn't it? Wow. What a beautiful poem, and I'm sure you'll treasure it forever. Perhaps the process of writing it helped your daughter put some bad memories from her early childhood to rest. God does answer prayer, and your marital reconciliation is a fantastic example! Big hugs!!!

Sista Cala said...

Absolutely wonderful!

"God Opens Closed Doors"

Julie's Jewels said...

e-mom....you're so right. I will treasure the poem always. I want to type it up and print it then frame it. I'm so thankful that God does answer prayer. Thank you for your sweet comment.

Julie's Jewels said...

sista cala...thank you for your suggestion. Kristina is considering all these great suggestions. I'm not saying that she will choose any of these but it definitely gives her some great ideas. Thanks for yours!!

Jungle Mom said...

Quite the testimony.

Julie's Jewels said...

jungle mom....you are so right!! But then God specializes in miracles doesn't he?

Ginger said...

That was a wonderful poem. Your daughter sure has the gift of writing!
Ginger

Cindy said...

This is such an fantastic poem and wonderful testimony. Your daughter done a wonderful job on it!!!

Sarah said...

What a wonderful poem and powerful testimony to God's love and restoring grace. Thank you so much for sharing.

Michelle said...

What a wondeful poem,Your Daughter did a great job. Thanks for sharing

Julie's Jewels said...

ginger...thank you. She sure does.

Julie's Jewels said...

cindy...thank you.

Julie's Jewels said...

sarah....thank you so much....I always knew my testimony was powerful as all testimonies usually are. But when I read this poem I was reminded of that.

Julie's Jewels said...

michelle....thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed reading it.

Julie's Jewels said...

To those of you who submitted suggestions for a title....Kristina has posted a poll on Teens for Christ forum to get votes for the one people think would best suit the poem. All of your suggestions have been listed in the poll...so we'll see what the teens have to say about it. I'm not sure if that will be the decider of what the name will be or not. Guess we'll just have to wait and see. Thank you again to all who made suggestions. They were all great!!

Lynn of St. John's said...

Dear Julie,Would you and your daughter mind if we copied her poem to Windows Ministry ? We try to post messages that contain information that would be helpful to families with young children under the age of three years old.

Your Sister-in-Christ,
Lynn

Happymama said...

Julie, I read this at Kristina's site this morning. It was such a blessing.

~Kristi

Julie's Jewels said...

lynn of st. john's...my daughter said it is fine if you copy it. Thank you for asking.

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. kristi...I'm glad you found it a blessing. Of course I did.

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