Sunday, May 5, 2013

Let It Be



Missed Saturday Centus yesterday because I was helping our son move into his new house. He is a first-time home owner, so it was a big deal! Hope Jenny will take my assignment a day late this week. ;) The prompt, as always, is in red.

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Let It Be
©2013 Susan Noyes Anderson


She walked on crystal now, laid footprints carefully to cushion every step; pitched her voice softly, so as not to jar the room. Beneath her breath, she raised snatches of music: sweet notes, welcoming and warm; sometimes, she paused to feel the beauty. Her hopes? Set free in brilliant bursts of light, sent heavenward on wings of prayer. There was no prayer, no vow, she did not offer.

At last, the ship she waited for flew sails; was in the harbor, safe and sound; but would it find its way to shore? If thoughts grew hands, she’d set that anchor deeply, bury it in fertile sand, but nature had to have its way. Hers would not be the final say.

But for two golden weeks, this dream was close enough to capture if she could; and she would sing that sailor home, lift high a candle, calm the sea. “Oh, let it be,” she whispered softly. “Let it be.”

Take hold and sleep my child, and peace attend thee.

Written for someone I love very much who is waiting to hear the results 
of her in vitro fertilization. She knows that I am adding my prayers to hers.

15 comments:

yaya said...

So beautiful Sue..I hope she does get her dream. We have a family in our Ward who struggled with in vitro and finally won..twins! A boy and a girl...a double blessing. It can happen!

EG CameraGirl said...

Even when you write prose it often sounds like poetry. Beautifully written, Sue!

Brian Miller said...

smiles..i can hear the song as i read those words...let it be is a hard prayer to pray at times...takes some humility....i hope she gets what she needs...and hope the son settles in well to his new home...

LeAnn said...

This was a very sweet heartfelt post; just lovely.
Thanks for sharing your inspired writings and poem. I learn so much from you. I hope your sweet friend receives her gift.
Blessings and hugs!

Viki said...

What can I say? This was just lovely. I hope the in vitro works..

Grandma Honey said...

II remember well going through this waiting game 3xs in our family and it was very hard. Then the heavens opened up and we got the twins. I was wondering when the invitro was happening so I'm happy to up my prayers.

I could tell this one was written with your heart, Sue. Even more than usual.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is beautiful. I love how you ended it. What sweet words!

Karen Mortensen said...

Wow. Very wonderful as always.

Tracy Cook said...

Brilliant Teacher cant complain

jen said...

One of my YW is suffering with this right now. I'm sending her over. Doesn't hurt she graduated in English. Thanks. I hope it helps her.

karen said...

I can feel the yearning. Fingers crossed (all of them!) and add my prayers to yours. My brother went through this too, and their miracle is named Ariana. Dreams do come true.

Pam Beers. said...

As always, your posts are so lovely and thought provoking, Sue.

Prayers for a new life.

Karen S. said...

Oh how absolutely wonderful, and my prayers as well are on the way. What a most lovely call to babe your writing is, and one I hope you share with her as well. Just lovely.

Amy said...

Oh the waiting when things are so close! You captured it so beautifully. I hope your friend hears good news! So hard.

Jenny said...

I am holding my breath.

In wonder.

And excitement.

This was beautiful.

My prayers continue for your lovelies.

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