Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Girl I Used To Be

She came tonight as I sat alone,
The girl I used to be…
And she gazed at me with her earnest eyes
And questioned reproachfully:
Have you forgotten the many plans
And hopes that I had for you?

The great career, the splendid fame,
all the wonderful things to do?
Where is the mansion of stately height
With all of its gardens rare?
The silken robes that I dreamed for you
And the jewels in your hair?

And as she spoke, I was very sad
For I wanted her pleased with me…
This slender girl from the shadowy past
The girl that I used to be.
So gently rising, I took her hand,
And guided her up the stair

Where peacefully sleeping, my babies lay
Innocent, sweet, and fair.
And I told her that these are my only gems,
And precious they are to me;
That silken robe is my motherhood
Of costly simplicity.

And my mansion of stately height is love, 
And the only career I know
Is serving each day in these sheltered walls
For the dear ones who come and go.

And as I spoke to my shadowy guest,
She smiled through her tears at me.
And I saw the woman that I am now
Pleased the girl that I used to be.

~Author Unknown


  1. Just lovely; thanks for sharing this one. Yes, I know that you are the girl you always wanted to be; it shows in your posts.

  2. I found you through my sister, Misty Liu, and I have been reading through your blogs, and following your pins! I have to say, you are one amazing lady, and I am so glad that I found your blogs! It is so nice to "meet" you,and find another kindred spirit, even if it is only through the internet! You have a beautiful family!
    Amber Sharipov

  3. Oh it's so beautiful! Thank you for sharing this! Have a blessed week ahead~

  4. absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing that. You have a knack for posting just what I need to hear right when I need to hear it.

  5. Thank you for sharing just what I needed to read today. I really enjoy your blog, and wish you the very best.

  6. Oh i love this. It is so true for me. If the 16 year old me saw me today she would be furious, but that was when i was a girl. The woman i am now sees much more clearly now. Thank you!


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