Thursday, June 30, 2011

my favourite things/birthdays

a birthday
a curious thing

to remember a day so far removed
from today

I wonder if my mother remembers
my bursting forth to greet this world
her walking away
and me

does it hurt her now
did it hurt her then
was her heart ever torn
did it ever mend

'he' wouldn't say my name

I'll keep you
but not her
he'd said

...but God...

on the wings of a dove
He put His love in the hearts of two

they were older
they willingly gave their lives
for three unwanted
three castaways

I once was lost, alone
but now am found

I know this story twice

twice redeemed
twice ransomed
twice purchased for a price


twice a Saviour's love found me
and never let me fall
be crushed
or bruised

an heir of my daddy
an heir of my Abba Father

brought in

this I remember on my birthday

how a baby girl Evans
was given a new name

how Love owned her
and she would never be the same

my favourite things


  1. Such a treasure to know with such confidence Who you belong to . . . that Love owns you and you are cherished. Beauty for ashes is the story you have lived and so poetically shared. Happy Birthday, dear friend.

  2. I was born just in time to celebrate Canada Day! How good a plan was that!
    always... beauty for ashes
    God is so good! Happy Day Andrea!

  3. Oh, my Dear Fisher Lady,

    One of the days he brought blessing to me was the day I came to know you and your wonderful words. You tell such a sad story so triumphantly. I pray to be so faithful...

    Happy Birthday,

  4. Dawn... you are a blessing to me... so glad for our friendship

  5. How beautifully written!!!
    So glad I came by this evening:)

  6. "how love owned her – and she would never be the same" that's my favorite line. I heart your poetry. Happy birthday Susan. And God bless and keep you and all of yours.

  7. Happy belated birthday! And I must say - I like your blog template. :)

    Knowing Who we belong to is precious.

    Waving and smiling,


  8. Thanks for posting a comment on my blog. It lead me here, to this beautiful poem about redemption, penned so adroitly by the hand of a beautiful woman of God. May God richly bless your life this year as you continue to follow after Him.

  9. Kristin,Craig,Rhonda,Kari... I love new friends!
    God is so precious to share His love and insights through you all!

  10. no new posts for a while – I'm hoping everything is well for you – I hope this just means you're busy – anyway – I've been hanging around for new stuff – I'm patient :-) God bless you Susan.