Monday, March 1, 2010

This is where I was standing when a friend introduced me to Dwayne, in front of the mail boxes on our college campus. I took this picture when we visited last month. When I took his hand for the first time (to shake it), I thought, "Could this be the one?" Then, I gave myself a sharp rebuke, just like the poem says below. But, it didn't take long for my heart to be at peace while being thrilled in Dwayne's presence.

You held my hand
and I,
feeling a strange,
sweet thrill,
gave to my heart
a sharp rebuke,
and told it
to be still.

You held me close
and I
gasped, "Oh no!"
until
I felt my heart within me rise
and tell me
to be still.

-Ruth Bell Graham

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