Tuesday, May 29, 2012

"Something Changed...the Healing Came"

Me and my beautiful girl

I received a Gift today...
my daughter gave me a poem that she wrote
It speaks of pain,
but out of it comes strength, courage and faith 
Oh, how proud this Momma is
of my beautiful girl! 
{M} in 6th grade
{M} age 15
The Revolution

Young and innocent was I
new and scared and shy
I pushed through and stayed
For deep down I knew that beautiful was I made

Insults, laughter, and mockery came flying
Into my soul/mind they went a prying
Keep steadfast O my soul
Only when necessary, stop, drop and roll

That fire oh how it burned
But somehow those scars turned
Into a reminder of where I've been
And who I've become since then

A new start, a new beginning
I know its You I must be clenching
For the world is never changed
But, I-You-We proclaimed

The newness of life
Taking away our strife
Overflowing with love unfailing
It's You oh God that I am hailing.

My thanks to You, I bow-
The bones in me are sturdy now
Calm and Confident am I
Only because of my trusting and faithful reply.

 written by {M} age 15

{M} at the Judge's Choice Awards Recital
As parents, we never want our children to have to go through any kind of pain.  I still remember how hard it was when as babies, they would fall and get hurt.  You felt helpless...and comforted them as best you could.
You send them to school, entrusting that they will be protected.
But no school is immune. 
 All kids come with insecurities, 
and some choose to tear others down.
 I know that suffering is never wasted, 
and this poem is a testament to that fact.  
God uses it for good! 
If it had been my choice, I would not have wanted my daughter to go
through any pain in those years in school.
I remember crying out to God...why her?  
What are you preparing her for, God?
As always, our God can be trusted.  
"His ways are higher than our ways...His thoughts higher than ours."
Isiah 55:8-9
I am thankful for that!
She made the brave choice to switch to a new school 2 years ago.
She left behind some sweet friends and loving teachers
but God had a plan! 
I trust that He has great plans for her in the future!


This song "Something Changed" by Sara Groves is very fitting, so if you haven't heard it...take a listen.

When you've come to the point where you can 
look back and thank God 
for saving you, rescuing you, plucking you out of a painful situation...

or walking with you through it....speaking truth into your soul...

and then YOU believe it, trust Him and surrender

then you know...

something changed...

the healing came!


  1. Janis, what a beautiful post! You should be proud! Your daughter is beautiful, inside and out!

  2. Janis! I can only imagine how proud you must feel! How FULL your heart must feel! When we, or our children, actually recognize the touch of the Holy Spirit~ OH MY!! How the angel's in Heaven must rejoice! ♥
    Big hugs and love to you, my friend!!

    1. Absolutely proud, thankful, grateful,....God is good! {{hugs}} and <3

  3. You are blessed to have such a lovely insightful daughter! She is wise beyond her years! Her poem is amazing and the love of the Lord shines through both of you! Our God is so good! Blessings, Betsy

    1. Thank you Betsy! She is much wiser than I was at her age, for sure!! He is a good God!!, all of the time!

  4. I just busted out crying when I read this, Janis. Her words are so tender and express those feelings we all felt as young girls her age. What a sweetheart. Please run in there and hug her for me. I mean it! Love to you all, D

    1. I love her so much and am so proud of who she is! Thanks so much D! I hugged her for ya!! xoxox

  5. Beautiful! You did a wonderful job raising her, it shows in who she is becoming! You are blessed. God has AMAZING things in store for her!

    1. Thanks Lori....and it has nothing to do with me! I am blessed indeed!! And I agree, God is preparing her for something amazing!!

  6. Oh my word, the healing came!!! What an inspiration and wise young woman she is Janis!!!! How beautiful this is in so many ways, God has big plans for her, and I am in Awe!
    So so glad you shared this....TFE (tear filled eyes)

  7. This is so powerful! Wow! What a spiritually sound daughter you have! She will do great things in Him! What a blessing!

  8. Wow, this is very touching. Thank you for sharing this beautiful song.


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