I John 3:18

All original content copyright Jessica Nicole Schafer, 2007-2016.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Can't Find the Words.

I would like to say, "I love you!"-
But that won't really do.
I can't seem to find language rich enough
To describe what I feel for you.

I've seen the sickness of innocence shattered,
I've felt the loss of death's cold door.
I've been without a place of my own,
I've been broken, depressed, and poor.

I've stared my best friend in the face
as she laid there taking her last breath
I've held the hands of the maternal
As she crossed over to another land.

I've felt hurt from close friends
Who've betrayed and turned away,
I've seen loved ones scar you deeply
So much more than words can say.

I've felt life inside my womb,
The beating heart of a fragile child.
I've seen his spirit so full of life,
One that is hopeful, free, and wild.

I remember saying our vows,
Through cracked voice and eyes full of tears.
I remember the feeling of knowing
We would have each other through all fear.

I look back and don't see how I
Would have made it through some days.
You being here and loving me
Has kept so much more hurt away.

You've always been so loving,
Always faithful, comforting, true-
Never because you felt it a duty,
Simply because you have wanted to.

Each time life takes another twist,
And brings another change our way,
I'll hold onto you, my husband...
The love we share will grow each day.

So, "I love you, you're the greatest,
My soul lights up when you are near!"-
Those words don't come close to describe
The love I have in here!!!

Jessica Nicole Schafer
October 2010

2 comments:

Andrea said...

Hey sweetie,
Very sweet poem. You have a talent. Yep, seems the Lord ( much to I and my husband's amazement) has indeed decided to add number 6 to our group. We are always happy, just suprised at how quickly it occured. There will be just barely a year and a half between Ella and this one when it is born. I am beginning to feel really old at 40 and pregnant. Not complainig, but boy this one has been a toughie and I am only 14 weeks along. Praying for you EVERY day even though I am not around here much. Really miss you too. :)

Liz said...

Awww Jes, this is so sweet! I'm so glad the Lord has given you your sweet husband to endure the trials of life with. {Hugs}

~Liz