Saturday, October 16, 2010

lesson of learning


Before life in this world
I await in heaven
For my life of learning to begin
Through trials heavy laden

For I know life will be harsh
Although not knowing in full
Of the lessons life will teach
For sacrifice is the toll

My moment has come
I’m anxious yet strong
I leap into my new world with faith
In my mother’s arms I now belong

Through trials and grief
I learn honor and understanding
But through all I have not learned
One virtue most demanding

And so begins the era of
“I don’t want to wait”
Blessings are expected
Appreciation I negate

My father sees I must learn
Of patience in this world
I see it as a burden
As my faith begins to whirl

I slowly learn of patience
A virtue vested in us all
The gateway must be found
With faith I must stand tall

Faith is the key to patience
To believe in Him above
That he knows my needs and yearnings
I begin to believe in his love

I now know of Faith
Through patience I have learned
“Edureth all things” I must
And never be deterred

My Heavenly Father loves me
He wants me to be the best
This I know without a doubt
Because I am surely blessed

//Emily Brady 2010

"Everywhere in nature, we are taught the lessons of patience and waiting. We want things a long time before we get them, and the fact that we want them a long time makes them all the more precious when they come."
//Joseph F. Smith


kylee said...

what a great poem. you miss are talented.

n.davis said...

very talented, that was amazing!
we are praying for you and your family!
we hope you are blessed for all your patience
and hard work. you're an amazing family!

Truly and Shane said...

stop it right now or I'm going to well up. I love getting to know you through your writing. Such an unbelievable gift you behold and what an absolute perfect poem for you in your life right now!! You ARE so blessed Emily!

I session this morning was awesome- I love having us ALL there!

Travis and Teresa Wilson said...

Waiting is probably the hardest thing ever! Such an amazing poem thanks for sharing!

Jonathan and Kiri said...

Oh I love this. Faith is such a bitter sweet but eternal lesson for us to learn! I loved the poem. Thanks for sharing!

Katie said...

Thanks for sharing...i needed this. you really are a great gal with a lot of depth.

Carrie said...

Love this poem! You should write a book.

the hopkins said...

You're a great writer Emily. Glad you've shared a few of your poems with us, thanks :)

Lara said...

This is beautiful. You have a talent to write. Thanks for sharing this!