Saturday, February 23, 2013

Exactly one week ago.
Exactly a week ago my older sister got married.
Exactly a week ago were last minute dressing, preparing, smiles for the cameras.
Last minute hugs, maybe a few hidden tears.

Can it really have been One week ago?

It seems like ages have passed...
and yet,
Has my big sister, bosom friend, the one my heart holds dear...
has she already been gone a week?

It is hard to grasp.

Even harder to try to get myself to believe, that,
she's not coming home.

She has a new home now.
A new family.
A lover to cling to.

A beautiful new life.

And all I can do is give thanks and continue to stand in awe
at what the Lord has done,
As all these emotions swirl around me, and try to own me.

"This is the Lord's doing; It is marvelous in our eyes."


  1. I know how your feeling, Emily! I'm praying for ya'll! It's a big adjustment! I love you!

  2. Yes...this is the Lord's doing; and it is marvelous in our eyes. I love hearing your thoughts Emily. Exciting days ahead, for all. much love, Dina

  3. Beautifully written - it brings tears to my eyes.
    And my heart ache for you and with you.
    My prayers are with you, sweet Emily. I love you!