Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Golden Moment #30 Courage.
I remember the awkward attempt I made at requesting he recite to me the poem he'd written for me, a few weeks before. My heart was a jumble of emotions, and I was sure he'd find an excuse to back out of my rather desperate attempt to be romantic.
But without reservation the gentle sound of his voice filled my ears and calmed my racing heart, as he spoke the golden pros from memory, from heart. I melted into blissful peace and knew there was nothing I wanted more in this whole world than this moment with him. We sat cuddled up in each other's arms, on that park bench overlooking the lake. His lips at my ear, the low beautiful sound of the words echoing throughout my entire body.
We were two young kids, eagerly falling in love for the first time. But he was brave, his heart courage filled, to share with me the depths of his soul. That poem sparked in me the beginning of what I can only describe as a courageous love between the two of us.
Courage to share our true selves. Courage to love for the first time. Courage to love him through distance and separation. Courage to love him when he was distressed and far from home. Courage to love him when he doubted. Courage to say yes. Courage to leave my family and make him my home. Courage to bring his son into this world. Courage to love him through his fears. Courage to love him through my fears. Courage to love him forever. Courage to give him my all.
By: Heidi Nickerson
Love is not for dainty souls
Like flowers in a park
Tossed about when storm winds blow
And shrinking in the dark
Vainly calling to the world
"Oh love me for I'm pretty
Love me for I'm delicate
Love me for I'm witty!"
But pluck that flower up to love
And watch her shrivel fast
For love that's rooted in oneself,
Is never long to last.
Love is for the brave of heart
Who like a mountain strong
Will never bow before the wind
When storms come raging on
Boldly calling to the world
"Brave soul needed here!
A path with hills and valleys
But I am always here."
Step foot upon that mountain
With courage at your feet
And the journey binds your love,
As you strive to reach the peak.
Yes, love is for the brave of heart
Who heed the noble call
To love another more than self,
And with courage give their all.