Tuesday, April 3, 2012

My story has many chapters...here is one of them

I wrote a poem during the last week of the month long writing challenge about slicing. I the poem I had a line that said:
     The words call me again:
     they whisper and say,
     come back in April
     our story has more chapters!
I have been thinking a lot about my story. It has been 22 years since I came to the US the very first time. I was coming to meet my future in-laws before flying overseas to get married. I met my in-laws, and many other family members and friends who are still very much part of my life. 
Then 20 years ago I came back to the US with a couple suitcases, sick husband and I was pregnant. Life was very uncertain at  that time. We did not know what was ahead of us. When I look back to that time, I am very grateful that I did not know what was ahead of me and us. It was a lot easier to believe that God will take care of me, when I could only see a small slice of the future. I don't know what I would have done, if I had seen the entire slice of life at that time.
What did I learn from that chapter of my life? God is faithful! I have to say it again: God is faithful! Let me explain: I came with two suitcases, but I never lacked anything.  Yes, my husband passed away, but I had a healthy baby girl who has been my joy ever since. I did not have a job, but I was able to go to school (and later on have that job). I did not have a husband, but I had great family members and friends who volunteered their time to help with babysitting. I did not have a big immediate family, but I have had a big church family that has always welcomed us with open arms. Yes, God has been faithful--both then and now.


  1. Wow! What a testament to strength and faith. Thank you for sharing this slice with us.

  2. There are so many chapters in our lives. You have such faith and strength. Thank you for sharing this piece. I'm glad you continue to write.

  3. I liked the way you wrote this giving just a peek at some of the stories from your past. Your story resonates with God's faithfulness allowing you to progress through all chapters.

  4. Yes our lives have manmy intersecting chapters and parts to them. You gave a glimpse into a part of your life that you could prbably write chapters about...single young mom...baby...school...looking ahead...that a testament to your choices and the many slices of your lilfe.

  5. The chapter of your life had challenges and changes and mixtures of emotions. Not an easy chapter to write about yet very important.

  6. I want to hear more about how you were surrounded in love by your church family. I'm a part of a church like that...amazing God !


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