Monday, January 17, 2011

The Monument

The following poem is from the book Charlie's Monument by Blaine M. Yorgason. I remember reading this book as a teenager. Little did I know... 

before He sent his children to earth
gave each of them
a very carefully selected package
of problems.

He promised, smiling,
are yours alone. No one
else may have the blessings
these problems will bring you.

And only you
have the special talents and abilities
that will be needed
to make these problems
your servants.

Now go down to your birth
and to your forgetfulness, know that
I love you beyond measure.
These problems that I give you
are a symbol of that love.

The monuments you make of your life,
with the help of your problems,
will be a symbol of your
love for me.

Your Father.


Lora said...

That's beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

carolinaheartstrings said...

Wow. Do I love that. Thanks for posting that today.

dluvscoke said...

You are welcome!

Anonymous said...

I don't know you, and you don't know me, but I was given a copy of Charlies Monument 18 years ago, and am now giving my copy to someone else. Its a wonderful story that needs to be shared. Thank you for posting the excerpt of the book. you should take a few hours and reread it. It gets better with time.

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