Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Our Second Wedding Anniversary: worship

At the end of a day

Spent fixing a broken car in 100 degree heat,

After hearing that yet another job wasn't going to happen,

And cleaning numerous dirty diapers, from one little girl.

Therefore, ordering cloth diapers because, well, diapers are expensive.

Then spending a few dollars at our favorite store: What a Bargain!

and sipping coffee from a 'new to us' place,

We showered, and combed, and clothed.

And while I wasn't able to paint my toes as I would have wished

I did shave my legs,

and fed my baby,

and climbed into a car with my love

to drive to Taco Tuesday and eat our share of $1.50

pork, chicken and beef encased in tortillas.

For dessert, frozen yogurt

and a walk

and a talk

about our year.

Naming the amazing amount of hard things

Praising the incredible amount of good things

and figuring out what we want to do better,

who we want to BE better.

And at the end I knew

that chipped toe-nail polish
broken cars
employment dead-ends
and dirty diapers
can only culminate in joy
when you join hands with another
and say: we are grateful.

These are our lives of worship.

Linking up again this Thursday with Imperfect Prose...

**Sophie at 3 months, taken on our second wedding anniversary.


Jeff and Aimee said...

So true...

Mica said...

I love that picture. And your words. Thank you for sharing.

jo said...

amen sister.

emily wierenga said...

oh april, i love this. thank you for sharing so honestly, so beautifully.

Robin, Josh & Luka said...

Thank you for sharing April. Love & miss you.

Delgado said...

I have no idea why I am on your webpage right now but that is a nice poem. Stay positive, because life is wonderful.

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