Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Malaya's Writing

Several times a week, I have been eating lunch with Malaya. Such a special time for us! I love seeing her face light up when she is either coming down the stairs with her class (or rounding the corner when she asks to ride the elevator) and she sees me. She acts surprised even though she has turned in her menu choice the night before - just plain precious!
Last week, her teacher handed me a paper with a poem that Malaya - 9 years old - wrote. The prompt given was 'If...'; all the other words were from Malaya's precious little heart. Last night my grand-daughter gave me permission to post her poem on my blog.
This Sunday, as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus, I will be thinking also of the resurrection of our precious Jenny. I can't wait to share her daughter's poem with her!

If Imagination Were Real in Different Ways
By Malaya Bazaillion
If angels and spirits could talk . . .
If Mom were here . . .
If clouds were windows and the sun was the entrance to heaven . . .
If no one could leave this earth . . .
If hearts weren't broken . . .
If there were no color . . .
If there were no sin in the world today . . .
If death were defeated . . .
If heaven was earth . . .
If my heart was still full of pride and not broken . . .
If people could keep promises . . .

Yes, she is 9 but she sure expresses the heart of this 53 year old!

13 comments:

Phillips Family said...

Beautiful writing, Miss Malaya! I know these words were heard by our mighty Lord. Thanks for sharing them with us!

John, Emily, and Noah Wohlgemuth said...

That was very heartfelt! Thanks for sharing!

Melanie said...

She is so precious!

Liz Moore said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love you both!

Allison Rhodes said...

Wow...I am speechless. The magnitude of how the Lord is going to use Malaya has not even scratched the surface. The thoughts of her heart are priceless. What a precious spirit. Thank you for sharing that with all of us! I love that sweet girl so much!!

Lynn Leaming said...

If only Malaya hadn't had to write such heart breaking words. God please continue to give her the strength to walk through this valley along with all of her family. If only you would send your Son back for us Lord we would be with those we love and best of all YOU!

Sheri Tharp said...

Beverly, that brought tears to my eyes. She is an insightful young lady with God in her heart. You are truly blessed to have her.

edensfamily said...

She has a beautiful heart!

Amanda said...

Oh wow, such a precious, mature young lady you have there. That brought tears to my eyes, and yet ministered to my own heart. Thank you for sharing that with us, and thank Little Malaya for allowing you to post her poem.

Lauren said...

I LOVE how the Spirit spoke thru her very wise and deep thought in order to sharpend and minister His love, promise, and eternal hope! I told Rick that I was doing great when I read about the second sentence of his post, and then the tears came in very heavy but steady streams. I know Malaya has several people in her life that help her, but I want to thank you for helping Jesus shape that precious, Spirit-saturated spirit! I love you Beverly.

Andrea said...

Wow to Malaya's thoughts! Amazing, Praise the Lord!

Power Source Girls said...

Thank you, sweet Malaya, for sharing your thoughts with us. You are an amazing young lady for the Lord. He is already giving you special gifts of Him. You are a wonderful girl!
Laura

Kama J. Medders said...

Beverly, your heart for God has blessed your children and your children's children. Thank you for pouring your love for God into everyone you come in contact with. It shows in Maylaya's words. Jenny did a good job in the short time she was given to parent her daughter. Maylaya will be a blessing to her children's children, too.